COVID-19 Coronavirus Planning and Preparedness

With the ever-changing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, UW-Stout continues to evaluate the situation daily.
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We will be offering a modified normal a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online course delivery options for the spring semester 2021. This means that we are planning for the return of students to campus and will be following our current academic calendar.

Per the Chancellor's Mask Order, it is required that masks are worn on campus, indoors or outdoors, unless you have a health condition that limits your ability to wear a mask or are in a situation where you can be fully socially distant such as in a private office or dorm room. Our Facilities Management personnel have completed extensive plans for the frequent cleaning of our buildings, as well as the installation of signage to encourage safe social distancing. We have also worked with health experts and the University of Wisconsin System to develop testing and contact tracing protocols to successfully control the spread of the virus on campus.

Aerial photo of Bowman Hall at sunriseUW-Stout COVID-19 Testing Dashboard

This dashboard provides information to the campus community and the public about the results of COVID-19 tests among students tested by the university. This data does not include any self-reported test results.

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Key campus officials are meeting on a regular basis regarding pandemic planning in order to ensure that all steps necessary to support the safety of the campus are implemented. The university will continue to monitor coronavirus developments both domestically and abroad and will notify the campus of key updates as appropriate. 

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.

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.

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Campus Health & Safety

Information on COVID-19 campus health and safety preparedness and planning.

Photo fo Chancellor FrankChancellor Updates

Chancellor Katherine P. Frank's communications to the UW-Stout community including videos, Campus Connections, COVID Wednesday updates, and related memos are available on the Chancellor Updates page.

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Questions?

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covid19update@uwstout.edu

CARES Federal Emergency Relief Grant

CARES is emergency aid from the federal government, available to students, to assist with specific expenses incurred as a direct result of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

CARES Federal Emergency Relief Grant Reporting >

Emergency Funds for Students

UW-Stout's Emergency Fund provides financial assistance to students faced with the difficult decision whether to continue on in school or not. 

 


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Pandemic Planning Team 

Pandemic Planning Team: Emergency Operations Team with expanded representation from faculty and staff governance and special stakeholder groups. Meetings have transitioned from daily, to weekly, to monthly as we have moved through crisis management to recovery planning. 

  • Bonni Falkner, Co-Chair, University Staff Senate
  • Katherine P. Frank, Chancellor
  • Willie Johnson, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement
  • Glenda Jones, Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Kristi Krimpelbein, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Janice Lawrence-Ramaeker, Director of Student Health Services
  • Josh Lind, Interim Director of Enrollment and Retention Services
  • Amy Luethmers, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Doug Mell, Special Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Scott Pierson, Director of the Office of International Education
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • Joshua Schram, Co-Chair, University Staff Senate
  • Kim Schulte-Shoberg, Interim Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Administrative Services
  • Sandi Scott, Dean of Students
  • Jason Spetz, Chief of Police
  • Tiffani Taggart, Chair, Academic Staff Senate
  • Sue Traxler, Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Information Technology/CIO
  • Jim Uhlir, Safety and Risk Management Director
  • Justin Utpadel, Facilities Management Director

Recovery Planning Team

Recovery Planning Team meets weekly to report on progress by an extensive network of campus subcommittees.  

  • Katherine P. Frank, Chancellor
  • Kristi Krimpelbein, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Janice Lawrence-Ramaeker, Director of Student Health Services
  • Amy Luethmers, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Doug Mell, Special Assistant to the Chancellor
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • Kim Schulte-Shoberg, Interim Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Administrative Services
  • Sandi Scott, Dean of Students
  • Sue Traxler, Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Information Technology/CIO
  • Jim Uhlir, Safety and Risk Management Director
  • Justin Utpadel, Facilities Management Director
  • Meridith Wentz, Assistant Chancellor

Recovery Planning Team Subcommittees

  • Housing, Dining and Centers 
  • Testing and Tracing 
  • Professional Development and Training 
  • Calendar and Events 
  • Facilities Management 
  • Technology

 

  • Human Resources/Personnel 
  • Academic Affairs and Planning 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Communications 
  • Athletics  

Key campus officials are meeting on a regular basis regarding pandemic planning in order to ensure that all steps necessary to support the safety of the campus are implemented. The university will continue to monitor coronavirus developments both domestically and abroad and will notify the campus of key updates as appropriate. 

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.

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.