Campus Health & Safety

Information on COVID-19 campus health and safety preparedness and planning.
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It is critical that individuals do not report to work or attend class while they are experiencing respiratory symptoms of any kind, such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills or fatigue. 

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after contact with someone who has COVID-19. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to people being severely sick and dying. If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Campus Social Distancing Guidelines & Practices

COVID-19 is transmitted through respiratory droplets when someone infected coughs or sneezes. These droplets can extend about 3 to 6 feet from the person who coughed or sneezed. This is where the concept of social distancing comes in. If we stay away from someone who is sick, or in general, beyond that 6-foot margin, then the risk of being exposed drops dramatically. 

It is recommended that we all implement social distancing measures in our daily lives now to slow the spread of the virus. One does not have to wait to be in a large gathering before distancing themselves. In all, practice distancing yourself 6 feet/2 meters from others regardless of the group size.

Proper Cleaning & Disinfection

UW-Stout understands proper cleaning and disinfection is important to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Our custodial teams are following recommendations published by the CDC and EPA for products used for cleaning and disinfecting. The products our custodial teams use are approved for use against COVID-19. Cleaning products are applied per the manufacturers’ recommendations.

Campus Bias Statement

The University of Wisconsin – Stout is committed to maintaining an environment of respect and that is free from discrimination, and to supporting all members of our community affected by this global health threat. Bias, discrimination and harassment are contrary to UW-Stout values. If you, or someone you know experience bias, please report to our response team.