chart of OSU's operational levels during COVID-19

Please use this link to access the most comprehensive and up-to-date information about OSU’s COVID-19 Safety & Success plan. 

Operational Levels: The Operational Levels are given in the chart above.  A change in Level status will be communicated immediately via email by the Department Head. Specific changes affecting activities and personnel will be communicated in that email.  

Cordley Hall  Cordley will be open 6am to 6pm Monday through Friday for spring term.  The west half of Cordley Hall is closed for construction.  The Cordley building manager is Doug Warrick.  Doug is in and out of the building all week long.   Contact: email:, phone: (541) 737-3705. 

IB Main Office: The IB main office, 3029 Cordley Hall, will usually be open M-F, 9 am - 5 pm. To make an appointment, please contact Tara Bevandich (  

Communication:  All students, staff, and employees are encouraged to communicate any questions or concerns to any of the department's COVID points of contact  (POCs). If confidentiality is of concern, then please contact Tara Bevandich ( who will forward an anonymous email to the POCs. Contact information for Primary Unit COVID POC: Dee Denver ( and Secondary Unit COVID POC: Virginia Weis ( 

Travel: All OSU business related travel REQUIRES prior approval. Please click here for general travel restrictions and information. Click here for access to the required forms. 

Undergraduate Students: 

  • Most BI, Z, and IB courses are Remote or Ecampus. Delivery format can be found in the Schedule of Classes, listed under “Attribute Description.” 

  • Jen Olarra ( is the COS COVID Care Ambassador, trained to support a student through resource referral and consulting with the Student Care Team. Support and coordinated care will be provided for students who are directly impacted by COVID-19. 

  • We *encourage* students to reach out if they're struggling for some reason or have issues. We know that sometimes contacting professors and advisors can be difficult or intimidating but it is very helpful for the instructor, who will be able to assist by helping students find resources or simply providing flexibility in deadlines. Many instructors are greatly appreciative when students reach out and trust them enough to share that they're having problems. 

  • Meeting and study spaces on campus are available by reservation.  Click here for more information:                      

Face Coveringsare required in all common spaces in Cordley Hall (hallways, stairwells, restrooms, breakrooms, and any time a room or laboratory is occupied by more than one person).  In hallways, please keep to the right side and do not gather. 

Restrooms: One occupant at a timeif possible. To signal occupancy, place a red Post-it (located by the door) on the door signaling that someone is already in the restroom. When leaving the restroom, take your Post-it down. Signage gives instructions to users.  

Room Occupancy: Floor capacity is currently targeted not to exceed 33% of total IB employees. Signs on each room door indicate the maximum number of people allowable for that space for Operational Level 2 and Level 3. (For example, Cord 3030 7 people, Cord 3021 - 14 people.) We recommend meeting in an outside space when possible.  OSU is currently following the City of Corvallis guidelines for no more than 10 people gathering indoors or outdoors.   

Health:  All members of the IB community should take care to self-assess their health status on a daily basis. Information about self-screening assessments and symptom reporting is given here:  ( 

Shipping, mailing and receiving: All packages are being routed to Chem Stores (154 Gilbert Hall).  Please continue to use the 3029 Cordley Hall mailing address when ordering.  Once your package has been received, you will be notified by Chem Stores that it has arrived and is available for pick up.  You can either go to Chem Stores M-F 8-4:30 to pick up or wait for the office staff to pick up (2x/week) and transport it to the Cordley mail/copy room. If your package is picked up by IB staff, you will be sent an email letting you know it is available for pick up at 3028 Cordley Hall. Please try to pick up packages from either location in a timely manner as space is limited.  When ordering, please fill out this form and send to Chem Stores.     

Lab coats: Clean lab coats can be obtained from the lab coat room Cord 1024.  Dirty coats can be placed in the laundry bag inside the door.  Clean coats are dropped off and dirty are picked up every two weeks.   

Department of Integrative Biology COVID-related research activities 

Members of the Department of Integrative Biology are leading the TRACE project for Oregon State University to help determine the prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID, in the Corvallis, Bend, Newport, and Hermiston communities.