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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Per the Chancellor's Mask Order, it is required that masks or face coverings be worn by all unvaccinated students, employees, and visitors while indoors on campus, and outdoors where physical distancing is not possible. Masks or face coverings are not required when an unvaccinated individual is alone in their office with the door shut or in a residence hall room; however, they are required when in the presence of others and in common areas (this includes common workspaces, meeting rooms, hallways, restrooms, elevators, and classrooms). Masks or face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals indoors or outdoors.

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.

COVID-19 Summer Testing Information

  • The legacy testing program with Weber Health in the Johnson Fieldhouse concluded on May 7.  
  • Employees, including student employees, who have been fully vaccinated may upload proof of vaccination to be exempted from the testing process. Please note that anyone exempt from required testing may still opt to be tested as needed/desired.  
  • Testing for employees, students, and community members will transition to eTrueNorth (ETN), the agency that has been providing the community surge testing since last fall.  
  • Testing this summer is a self-administered, Binax Now, nasal swab under the supervision of ETN medical staff.  

There will be a pause for required employee and student testing from now through Friday, May 14. Beginning the week of May 17, employees may sign up for their COVID-19 testing time with ETN. Please note that this is a new link for employee sign-upPlease be sure to select UW-Stout Sports & Fitness Center, Employee/Student Employee, when registering for the test.  

  • All testing this summer will occur in the West Gym (where community surge testing has been occurring) in the Sports & Fitness Center.  
  • Supervisors will continue to receive testing compliance biweekly reports for all employees, including student employees.  
  • Community members are welcome to continue to test as often as they would like. 

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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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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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.

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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
  • 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 of Staff and Human Resources Officer
  • Janice Lawrence-Ramaeker, Director of Student Health Services
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • Kim Schulte-Shoberg, Interim Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Administrative Services
  • Gary Schuster, Interim Director, Marketing and Communications
  • 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