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UW-Eau Claire’s Response to COVID-19

We are in close contact with the Eau Claire City-County Health Department, Barron County Health Department and other local entities regarding preparedness and response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Our goal is to assure that all our students, faculty and staff remain safe and healthy and that we continue to provide the high-quality education that defines UW-Eau Claire.

UWEC has distributed more than

18,000 COVID-19 vaccines

to students, employees and the community


89% of students

are vaccinated against COVID-19

Since the pandemic began, more than

108,000 COVID-19 tests

have been administered by UWEC

Go, Blugolds!

Students make their way through lower campus snow in this winter scene.

School semester updates

Students should deal with a COVID infection as they would any other illness. Contact your instructor and work out with them how you can make up any classes you need to miss. We also know that some classes may need to go online briefly if the instructor must isolate or quarantine, so be sure to check your emails regularly for class updates. 

Students and employees should:


If you have a disability that impacts your ability to attend in-person activities, or you have a specific concern related to health conditions, you may work with Services for Students with Disabilities office to explore possible accommodations; employees should contact Human Resources

UWEC COVID-19 policies and guidelines

  • COVID-19 Testing Protocols COVID-19 testing protocols for students, faculty and staff.
  • Campus Mask Guidelines Learn about mask availability on campus.
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Information Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and where to schedule a vaccine appointment.
  • Housing COVID-19 Policies Learn what to expect with on-campus living during COVID-19.
  • Recreation COVID-19 Policies Learn what to expect while participating in recreation during COVID-19.
  • Community Antigen Testing UW-Eau Claire is offering free antigen testing to members of the community. Learn more.
  • UWEC FAQs Explore common questions and answers related to COVID-19.
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