COVID-19 Updates & Information

Updated information for UW-Stout students, faculty, and staff.
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This webpage is provided as a resource for the UW-Stout community and our constituents, and we urge people to monitor it regularly for updates.

Testing

Currently, there are no plans to offer COVID-19 testing on campus; however, most insurance companies are offering reimbursement for home tests. Students are strongly encouraged to bring home antigen tests with them to campus this fall. Employees can order tests from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Additionally, a limited number of COVID-19 home tests are available through University Housing for residential students and to off-campus students and employees in the Dean of Students office. Employees are limited to one box (2 tests) per visit. The Dean of Students Office is at 130 Bowman Hall.

There are a variety of resources for testing in the community

  • 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-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm. Call 715-232-1314 for an appointment.
  • Faculty or staff should consult their primary care doctor for COVID-related questions or health concerns.

If you are experiencing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid, please take an at-home test. Community members who test positive for COVID-19 should not go to class and/or work. You should inform your instructors and/or employer or supervisor and follow the current CDC recommendations for isolation.

  • Residence hall students who test positive are encouraged to go home for their isolation period. Residence hall students will receive a separate communication from university housing regarding COVID-19 precautions if they are not able to go home and need to isolate in their room.
  • Off-campus students who test positive are encouraged to either go home for their isolation period or separate as much as possible from roommates in the off-campus residence.
  • Faculty and staff who test positive should inform their supervisor and follow the current CDC recommendations for isolation.

Isolation Guidance

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. 

Vaccinations

Students are encouraged to remain up to date on COVID-19 vaccines and eligible boosters. Currently, plans are underway for monthly COVID-19 vaccines and booster clinics to be held at UW-Stout for faculty, staff and students. There is no charge for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters through the clinics on campus this fall.

UW-Stout Vaccine Clinic

Clinic Dates
  • Memorial Student Union (Ballroom C): Thursday, October 27 | Noon-4:00 pm
Registration Instructions
  1. Leave the Registration Code as is and enter the Captcha code on the screen to proceed
  2. Enter your information and answer the screening questions and agree to the attestations
  3. Change the date range to include the available UW-Stout Vaccine Clinic date and select your time slot

Register Online for a UW-Stout Vaccine Clinic Appointment

Local Vaccination Sites

Masking 

There is no campus masking requirement. The CDC continues to recommend wearing a mask for ten days after a positive test or when the local transmission level is high. The decision to wear a mask is a personal one. No one should face repercussions for their personal decision to mask or not mask.

  • N95/KN95 Masks: We will continue to provide well-fitting masks to students and employees who request them. These masks may be requested online using the PPE Requsition Form. Masks will also continue to be required in Student Health Services.

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.