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 Fall 2021

This plan is effective August 23, 2021 and will be updated as new information emerges and the fall 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 Fall Plan >>

Face Covering Required

Beginning on August 23, 2021, every individual, regardless of vaccination status, who enters campus lands shall wear a face covering:

  • In all indoor public spaces except students in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees
    when alone in a private, unshared office or lab;
  • While riding a campus shuttle or when two or more people are present in a university vehicle.

Face covering means a piece of cloth or other material that is worn to cover the nose and mouth completely. A face covering must be secured to the head with ties, ear loops, or elastic bands that go behind the head and must fit snuggly, but comfortably, against the side of the face.

Cloth face coverings must be made with two or more layers of breathable fabric that is tightly woven (i.e., fabrics that do not let light pass through when held up to a light source). A face covering does not include bandanas, single layer neck gaiters, face shields, goggles, scarves, ski masks, balaclavas, shirt or sweater collars pulled up over the mouth and nose, or masks with slits, exhalation valves, or punctures, as public health experts have determined that these types of coverings are ineffective at preventing respiratory droplets from entering the air.

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.

September 23 Update: Chancellor's Mask Order >>
August 23: Chancellor's Order on Mask Use & Testing >>

Photo of Blaze getting vaccinated"Do Your Part" Vaccination Incentive Program

Extension of the 70 for 70 scholarship deadline to October 31!

By now you have most likely learned of the UW System "70 for 70" COVID vaccine incentive program as well as the announcement that UW-Stout will offer a vaccine incentive program. Once your vaccine information is uploaded, you can win valuable prizes, including a $7,000 scholarship toward your tuition when you “Do Your Part” to help keep our community safe and healthy.

Learn More About 70 for 70 >>

UW-Stout Campus Self-Reported Vaccinations


Percent of UW-Stout Students Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of 10/15/21

76.25% of Students


Percent of UW-Stout Campus Employees Self-Reporting as Fully Vaccinated as of 10/15/2021

89.73% of Employees

Vaccine Available on Campus

The one-dose Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine will be available at both of these clinics and students are eligible for scholarship drawings if they receive the J & J vaccine and upload their vaccine information on site.

Thursday, October 14, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
South Lawn of the MSC; Rain site is the MSC.
Walk-up clinic, no registration necessary. 

Dunn County Public Health

In partnership with Dunn County Public Health, limited appointments are available for the two-dose Pfizer vaccine.

Wednesday, October 13, 11:30 – 1:00
Wednesday, November 3, 11:30 – 1:00

Sign-up online
 for an appointment.

Once you are fully vaccinated, defined as two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or one dose of the J & J, and have uploaded your information into the secure database, you are eligible to be a winner in the daily drawings as well as for the grand prize scholarship drawings. Scholarships will be awarded after October 31, 2021.

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.


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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.

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. 


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