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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The university is open for business; however, all buildings will remain in a generally locked status through June 30, 2020. It is anticipated that regular building hours will resume in July, after a review and approval of department return to work plans. Please call ahead prior to visiting campus offices or buildings to verify hours and availability. Employees and approved student employees who currently have card access to their building will continue to have card access. Only essential employees meeting current operational needs should be on campus during this time. Other employees should continue to work remotely. Employees should refer to the Return to Work Plan for details regarding our phased approach to resuming on-site operations beginning July 1, 2020. Updates will continue throughout the summer.  

We are planning to return to a modified normal in the fall, which means that we are planning for the return of students to campus following our current academic calendar with classes beginning on September 9. Our fall instruction will include a mix of in-person, hybrid, and online course delivery options.

The expectation is that masks will be worn on campus, indoors or outdoors, unless you have a health condition that limits your ability to wear a mask or are in a situation where you can be fully socially distant such as in a private office or dorm room. 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 also are working with health experts and the University of Wisconsin System regarding testing and contact tracing and what to do should the virus be detected on campus.

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.

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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
  • Amy Luethmers, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Phil Lyons, Vice Chancellor, Chief Business Officer
  • Doug Mell, Director of Executive Communications
  • Scott Pierson, Director of the Office of International Education
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • Joshua Schram, Co-Chair, University Staff Senate
  • 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 Human Resources Officer
  • Janice Lawrence-Ramaeker, Director of Student Health Services
  • Amy Luethmers, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Phil Lyons, Vice Chancellor, Chief Business Officer
  • Doug Mell, Director of Executive Communications
  • Glendali Rodriguez, Interim Provost
  • 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