Community & Visitors

Information for community and visitors on COVID-19 planning and preparedness.
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Masking

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to wear or not wear face coverings in a way that is most comfortable for them individually. Faculty, staff and students cannot mandate mask use. Mask wearing is an individual decision that must be respected. 

While our masking expectations changed on March 11, 2022, the following COVID-19 resources remain available: 

  • N95/KN95 Masks: We will continue to provide N95 or KN95 masks to students and employees who request them. These masks may be requested by emailing covid19update@uwstout.edu. Masks will also continue to be required in Student Health Services.
  • Accommodations: Employees who believe the suspension of the mask requirement will result in a need to review accommodations are encouraged to discuss this with their supervisor and the Human Resources office. Students should contact the Disability Services Office with questions regarding the accommodation process. 

Summer COVID Updates

If you need information on what to do if you test positive or are exposed to someone positive, please visit the CDC quarantine/Isolation calculator. After you answer a series of questions, this calculator will describe your next steps.

If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid, there are a variety of resources for testing in the community:

  • A limited number of COVID-19 antigen home tests are available in the Dean of Students office, 130 Bowman Hall, this summer. If you are within the first 2 days of symptoms and you have a negative test, it is recommended that a home antigen test be repeated in 24 to 48 hours.
  • Schedule a test at Walgreens.com or CVS.com
  • If you are a student and need to see a health care provider, Student Health Services, operated by Prevea Health is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Call 7152321314 for an appointment.
  • Faculty or staff should consult their primary care doctor for COVID-related questions or health concerns.

Vaccine Opportunities

Please see the appropriate user portal for more information on Travel, Events, Clear Barriers/Shields, Attendance, and Course Modality. 

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

This website is intended to serve as a resource for the UW-Stout community and our constituents, and we urge people to monitor it regularly for updates.

COVID-19 Symptoms

To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that you do not visit campus if you have any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. Symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after contact and may include one or more of the following:

  • Fever of 100.4 F or feeling feverish
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal symptom

If you are uncertain of whether you may have a fever, you can request a temperature read. We use a non-contact infrared thermometer and can provide you with an immediate temperature reading.

Visitors and/or individuals may request to have their temperatures taken at the following locations during normal business hours:

  • Athletic Facilities
    Johnson Field House

    Office 106
  • Robert Swanson Library & Learning Center
    Circulation Desk
  • Memorial Student Center (MSC)
    Service Center Room 105
  • Price Commons
    University Housing

    Administrative Office 214
  • Sorensen Hall
    Admissions Room 212

Cleaning and Disinfecting

UW-Stout understands that proper cleaning and disinfection is important to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Our custodial teams are following CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations for products used for cleaning and disinfecting.

Additional Personal Health & Safety Practices

  • Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene: Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Immediately wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer.
  • Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face.
  • Hand Sanitizers: If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Offices have hand sanitizer available during your visit and hand sanitizing stations are positioned at building entrances and other high-traffic areas. Visitors should “tap-in and tap-out,” using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting buildings and offices.
  • Public Spaces: Please carefully follow signage or verbal instructions provided for the use of public areas such as restrooms, elevators, waiting areas, etc.

For questions about any of these guidelines, please email: covid19update@uwstout.edu

Thank you for visiting UW-Stout! We hope you enjoy your time with us.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

UW-Stout understands that 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 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for products used for cleaning and disinfecting. These products are approved for use against COVID-19 and are applied per the manufacturers’ recommendations.

Disinfectant products in spray bottles and wiping materials are available from Facilities Management by submitting a work order. To allow for uniformity across campus, products supplied are consistent with products currently used by custodial services. Prior to use, written procedures

and the safety data sheet (SDS) must be reviewed. Procedure and SDS information will be distributed with each spray bottle and will also be available on the Facilities Management Custodial Services website.

Custodial staff will fill empty disinfectant bottles during daily cleaning routines as necessary.

  1. For general assignment classrooms
    1. Labeled bottles of disinfectant and wiping cloths will be available in each general assignment classroom.
    2. A procedure and SDS information will be posted in each room and should be reviewed prior to use.
  2. For other instructional spaces and office areas
    1. Labeled bottles of disinfectant and wiping materials may be requested by submitting a work order to Facilities Management. Please coordinate within your department to consolidate requests.
    2. A procedure and SDS information will be provided with each bottle.
    3. Requester will be contacted to verify requested quantities, coordinate delivery, and confirm refill process.

The custodial services team has assembled a comprehensive custodial cleaning plan to provide additional information and guidance on cleaning and disinfecting efforts and expectations. The comprehensive custodial cleaning plan can be found on the custodial services website and will continue to be updated as necessary.

For questions about any of these guidelines, please email: covid19update@uwstout.edu

Thank you for visiting UW-Stout! We hope you enjoy your time with us.