UW-Whitewater Masking and Testing Update Effective August 16, 2021

To best protect our university community, UW-Whitewater issued updates to our COVID-19 operational practices, effective Monday, Aug. 16:

  1. A Chancellor’s Order reiterates the requirement for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff to be tested twice upon return to campus and provides consequences for not complying.
  2. Everyone at the university is expected to wear masks indoors — regardless of vaccination status — until further notice.
  3. All students, faculty and staff — regardless of vaccination status — who are returning in person to either the Whitewater campus or Rock County campus should get tested for COVID-19 at least 10 days before their projected return.

If you test positive, follow the quarantine/isolation recommendations of your local health department before returning to campus, and report your status to the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu.

If you test negative, you can return as normal. Remember that unvaccinated individuals are still required to test twice upon their return.

For information on testing in your community, please visit https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

The health and safety of students, employees and community members is the utmost priority as we prepare for the new academic year. UW-Whitewater continues to use information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Wisconsin, county health departments and the University of Wisconsin System to guide the decision-making processes across campuses. Please note that COVID-19 is an ongoing global pandemic, and modifications of these practices should be anticipated.

For questions or comments related to the UW-Whitewater COVID-19 response, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu. For more information about campus operations under COVID-19, visit Warhawks Are Back.

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