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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

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) outbreak. 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.

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If you can’t find what you need on this webpage, please email or call 715-836-4636.

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Sprites sculpture near Schofield Hall

May 21 Chancellor Briefing: CARES funds distributed, summer planning begins

Chancellor Jim Schmidt shared that nearly 3,000 Blugolds received emergency funds from the university’s share of the federal CARES Act thanks to the quick work of staff in Blugold Central.

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View of campus from river

May 14 Chancellor Briefing: Additional cost-saving measures detailed at weekly session

During his May 14 briefing, Chancellor James Schmidt detailed intermittent furloughs for all faculty and staff and one-time salary reductions for executive staff.

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Information and resources

Stop the Spread: Viruses don’t discriminate

Stop the Spread poster

We want to remind campus that while some around the world have attached racist tropes to COVID-19, science proves that viruses don’t discriminate. The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Equity in Student Matters Commission created a downloadable flyer with helpful tips on how to stop the spread of the virus. If you are the target of bias incident, please submit a BIRT report at the link below.

As always, our priority is your safety and we want to help you navigate through this difficult time.

More information for:

Current students

We're here to support you as you navigate your new norms and being a student in a virtual world.

View resources for current Blugold students

View resources for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County students

Faculty and staff

Find answers to common questions regarding purchasing and employee furloughs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facts about Furloughs

View COVID-19 purchasing FAQs

Prospective students and families

We have opened registration for visits starting in June. For your safety as well as the safety of our staff and campus community, our tour groups will be capped at 10 people and all attendees will be required to wear a mask. These visits are subject to change based on guidelines set forth in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to have virtual visit options available as well.

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Admitted students and families

All campus visits and admissions programming are canceled until further notice. However, we assure you that attending any of these events are not mandatory for your enrollment at UW-Eau Claire. We still plan to see you in the fall!

In the meantime, we encourage you to complete a few of your next steps (Transfer students, click here) and connect with Admissions on Facebook or your future classmates on the UW-Eau Claire Class of 2024 Facebook group.

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UW-Eau Claire COVID-19 news archive 

May 21: COVID-19 campus update
May 19: COVID-19 campus update
May 14: COVID-19 campus update
May 12: COVID-19 campus update
May 7: COVID-19 campus update
May 5: COVID-19 campus update
April 30: COVID-19 campus update
April 28: COVID-19 campus update
April 23: COVID-19 campus update
April 17: Provost sends student academic updates for spring 2020
April 16: COVID-19 campus update
April 14: COVID-19 campus update
April 13: Student employees to receive $200 payment
April 9: COVID-19 campus update
April 7: COVID-19 campus update
April 2: COVID-19 campus update
April 2: Students encouraged to vote
March 31: COVID-19 campus update
March 26: COVID-19 campus update
March 24: COVID-19 campus update
March 20 update: Study abroad student tests positive for COVID-19
March 15: Chancellor updates Blugolds on steps being taken to address COVID-19
March 15 update: Changes to campus staffing for COVID-19
March 13: Chancellor assembles COVID-19 work groups
March 13: Student leaders take active role in decision to suspend in-person classes
March 13: Campus event cancellations related to COVID-19
March 12 Chancellor Schmidt press conference
March 12 COVID-19 Update
March 12 Chancellor video message
March 12 COVID-19 information forum: Livestream recording
March 11 evening update: COVID-19 information session set for March 12
March 11 update: Campus team considering options, monitoring recommendations
March 5 update: Campus team working closely with Eau Claire City-County Health Department
March 2 Update: Impact of coronavirus on study abroad
Feb. 28 Update: Impact of coronavirus on study abroad
Feb. 13 update: Campus travel update related to COVID-19 (new coronavirus) outbreak

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