Students & Families

Information for students and families on COVID-19 planning and preparedness.
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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.

Masking

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

Testing will continue to be offered by Weber Health in the West Gym through 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 COVID19 exposure.

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

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

Residence hall students should watch their UW-Stout email carefully, as additional testing instructions will be sent separately to you. Campus faculty, staff, and students are welcome to use the testing facility regardless of vaccination status.

Close Contact Quarantine Guidelines >>

COVID-19 Testing

We offer free rapid-result COVID-19 antigen tests for faculty, staff, students, and community members.

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 the COVID Vaccine

 

Vaccinations

Our best defense against COVID-19 is the vaccine and staying current with available booster doses. If you have not been vaccinated or received your booster dose, please consider doing so. We strongly encourage all of our faculty, staff, and students to be fully vaccinated and have their booster prior to the start of classes. In addition to reducing the risk of serious illness or hospitalization, the vaccine and booster can limit your need to quarantine if you are identified as a close contact.

If you have been fully vaccinated, defined as two weeks after receiving your final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and have not yet uploaded your information, you may do so hereYour vaccination information is treated as high-risk data under Wisconsin law and UW System policy. The information is submitted using a Microsoft form on a secure server through an encrypted connection. It is also encrypted in storage and is only available to specific individuals on a need-to-know basis.

The more students that are vaccinated, the greater the likelihood we can prevent outbreaks, keep our campus community safe and healthy, and enjoy all the things we appreciate most about UW-Stout and Dunn Country. Educate yourself about the vaccine online. If you have not yet been vaccinated and need assistance in accessing the vaccine, Wisconsin residents can find information here and Minnesota students can find information here.

Vaccination Locations

Vaccination Locations

  • Pharmacies:
  • Local Clinics:
    • Mayo Clinic Health System -appointments scheduled through patient portal: Patient Online Services or the Mayo Clinic App. (Enroll in Patient Online Services)  For additional assistance call 877-858-0398
      • 2321 Stout Road  #715-235-5531
    • Prevea Clinic- appointments can be scheduled through MyPrevea at myprevea.com.  For additional assistance call 833-344-4373
      • 2919 Stout Road  #715-3094451
      • May need to travel to Eau Claire, WI clinic site.
    • Marshfield Clinic Visit the Marshfield Clinic Health System website to complete a survey for the COVID-19 vaccine or call 877-998-0880.
      • 3603 Schneider Ave SE  #233-6400
      • May need to travel to Eau Claire, WI clinic site.
  • Dunn County Public Health Department
    • 3001 UW Highway 12 East  #715-232-2388

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.

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.

Events

Dunn County Public Health currently recommends limiting events to 100 attendees for indoor events and 250 attendees for outdoor events. Sponsors/organizers of events that exceed the existing Dunn County recommended limits must complete the event exemption form, which includes an event safety plan. Student organizations will continue to use the existing student organization event registration form.

Blue Devil Athletics will welcome back spectators to our sporting events this fall. Masks will be recommended for unvaccinated individuals and there will be no limitations on capacities; however, this could change based on updates to NCAA standards.

All events shall be entered into the university calendar. Instructions on how to add an event to the university calendar using EMS system are available on the University Calendar Guidelines page. This ensures that campus event coordinators can be notified of any changes should the need arise. It is the responsibility of the event organizer or sponsor to ensure that all events are entered into the university calendar.

Student Resources

SAFE@Stout COVID-19 Daily Self-Screening & Guidance
A self-screening process to support the early identification of illness and help protect the health and safety of our community. 

Temperature-taking Resources
Students, employees, and visitors may request to have their temperatures taken at any of these locations during normal business hours.  

Technology Resources
Student technology resources on StoutCloud for online learning and tutoring, web conferencing, and mobile hotspots.

Coping with COVID-19 Related Stress and Anxiety
Resources and information for navigating a complex and challenging issue.

SilverCloud
Software to help with mental health and wellbeing.

StoutFam Email Newsletter
StoutFam email newsletter provides resources parents, families and friends need to help their children during college.

Local and Regional Student Resources
Connecting students to support services and agencies.

UW-Stout Memos for Students

Memos are listed in the order they were released.