This page will contain all updates, from newest to oldest, about our work and plans for Northwest Model United Nations - Portland (NWMUN-Portland) with relation to COVID-19 (the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, also known as "novel coronavirus"). This page will also have some general information on the disease as it relates to our planning; we encourage all readers to seek out other sources of information on the disease broadly. If you have any questions, please contact the Secretary-General. 


Steps to Prevent Illness (CDC)

Handwashing Guidelines (WHO)

Oregon Health Authority Resources on COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control Resources on COVID-19

Oregon Department of Education Communicable Disease Guidance

December 24, 2021

The Board and conference Executive Secretariat will be publishing detailed guidance as to our COVID-19 protocols in the future. However, the summary version is below:

More information will be posted at a later date. Details may be revisited in light of new information related to COVID-19 or governmental responses to it, as well as in light of potential policy changes by our venue.

September 27, 2021

NWMUN-Portland 2022 will be held in-person! More information will be posted on this page.

August 11, 2021

NWMUN-Seattle 2021 will be held in-person. More information on this decision is at the NWMUN-Seattle 2021 website's dedicated COVID-19 page.

No decision related to NWMUN-Portland 2022 has been made yet, but updates on that decision will be placed on this page as they are made.

August 8, 2021

The State of Oregon has reinstated a statewide indoor mask mandate. King County, the Washington State county in which Seattle is located, has also mandated indoor mask usage in specific circumstances, which apply to a potential in-person conference as well. As such, the NWA Board of Directors expects that a hypothetical in-person NWMUN-Portland 2022 would require mask usage throughout the conference.