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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Return to Fall planReturn to Spring 2022

This plan is effective January 14, 2022 and will be updated as new information emerges and the spring semester progresses.

The health and safety of our faculty, staff, students, and the public is UW-Stout’s top priority for developing protocols to respond to COVID-19. Our health and safety protocols are aligned with guidance from the federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WI Department of Health Services, American College Health Association, UW System, and the UW-Stout Recovery Planning Team.

As we have done since spring 2020, we will continue to update our plans as conditions evolve and information becomes available.

Read the Return to Spring Plan >>

Updated Masking and Testing Order

Due to the continued high COVID-19 transmission rate in Dunn County, we will be extending our masking and testing order through March 11, 2022. The new masking and testing order will be effective January 24, 2022 and is available online.  Until then, the current masking and testing order is in effect through January 23, 2022 and is also available online.


Correct and consistent mask use is a key piece to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19. Masks will continue to be required in all indoor public spaces, except when students are in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees are alone in a private, unshared office or lab. The CDC isolation and quarantine guidance details the importance of a well-fitting mask following quarantine or isolation. Please review the CDC website for more information about the recommendations for effective mask use.


Testing will continue to be offered by Weber Health in the West Gym through at least April 1. Please visit the testing website for information on testing hours and to register for a test. Individuals who are symptomatic should be tested immediately, and individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 should be tested five days after the last COVID-19 exposure. 

In accordance with our Mask and Testing Order, we will require testing as follows:

  • Unvaccinated employees: every other week beginning the week of January 24.
  • Unvaccinated students: every other week beginning the week of January 31.
  • Unvaccinated Residence Hall students: every other week beginning the week of January 24.

Campus faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use the testing facility regardless of vaccination status.

Close Contact Quarantine Guidelines >>

Food & Beverages in Class

Because masks must be removed and food spillage also makes cleaning and disinfection less efficient, no eating should occur during classes. Although drinking also requires masks to be removed during class time, due to the importance of hydration, it is allowed. Use good judgment and re-mask immediately after taking a drink.

Vaccination Clinic for UW-Stout Students, Staff, and their Families

Friday, January 28, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Memorial Student Center Ballrooms A, B, and C

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and UW-Stout are hosting a vaccination clinic for UW-Stout students, staff, and their families.  Anyone 12 and over can come to the clinic.  Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be available. First doses will be available. You can select a vaccine other than what was given for your primary vaccine. 

Boosters will be available for anyone:

  • 5 months after the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
  • 2 months after Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

How to Register

Preregistration is preferred but walk-ins are welcome. 

  1. Please leave the Registration Code as is.
  2. Enter the captcha code on the screen to proceed
  3. Enter your information and answer the screening questions
  4. NO Insurance information needed
  5. Agree to the attestations
  6. Change the date range to include January 28
  7. Select one of the time slots – and then you’re done!

Register for  VaccinE Clinic

UW-Stout Campus Self-Reported Vaccinations

We recently completed a successful 70-for-70 campaign, with 12 UW-Stout students receiving $7,000 scholarships, and many more students receiving other prizes. Thank you to all of the students, faculty, and staff who have been vaccinated. Your efforts are appreciated and have helped contribute to a successful fall semester.


Percent of UW-Stout Students Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of the week 1/24-30/2022

81% of Students


Percent of UW-Stout Campus Employees Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of the week 1/24-30/2022

93% of Employees

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.


Email Us

Dunn County COVID Dashboard

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.

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. 


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.

Read Updates >>

Recovery Planning Team

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

  • Katherine P. Frank, Chancellor
  • Erik Guenard, Vice Chancellor of Business, Finance, and Administrative Services
  • Laura King, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives
  • Kristi Krimpelbein, Head of Staff
  • Duey Naatz, Athletics Director
  • Scott Pierson, Director of International Education
  • Lisa Raethke, Interim Director, Student Health Services
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • Gary Schuster, Interim Director, Marketing and Communications
  • Sandi Scott, Dean of Students
  • Erin Sullivan, Athletics Associate Director
  • 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