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Faculty and staff updates and information regarding COVID-19

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As we continue to navigate the challenges of COVID-19, the health and safety of all Blugolds are among our top priorities. This page includes the latest information about COVID-19 protocols on our campus, important details regarding the fall 2021 semester, and COVID-19 testing and vaccine information. To stay in the know, please visit this page frequently.

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COVID-19 vaccine information and appointments

Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to make an appointment to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.

Explore vaccine FAQs or make an appointment

2021-2022 academic year information and details

COVID-19 information and resources

COVID-19 symptoms and testing 

COVID-19 symptoms include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. SOURCE: CDC

Faculty and staff should contact their health care provider if they are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

What should I do if I am exposed to COVID-19?

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, whether vaccinated or not. Individuals who test positive and have COVID-19 symptoms should stay home until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and at least 24 hours have passed with no fever without fever-reducing medication and symptoms have improved. When they have no COVID-19 symptoms, individuals may return to campus based on the direction of the employee’s health care provider, once 10 days have passed since the positive test. Additional information on the timing of close contact with an individual who tested positive can be found on CDC Public Health Recommendations.

Unvaccinated individuals who have had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 will quarantine at home.

While a 14-day quarantine continues to be the safest and recommended option, two additional quarantine options are now allowed for some people:

  1. Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring or quarantine can end after Day 7 if the result of antigen or PCR COVID-19 test is negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring.
  2. Vaccinated individuals who have had close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine with the exception of those who provide direct patient care. Vaccinated persons who do not quarantine should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following exposure. If symptoms develop, they should immediately isolate, wear a face covering, contact their health care provider, and get tested.

I am employed by UWEC and am required to quarantine, but my position does not allow me to work remotely. What should I do?

If the nature of your job does not allow you to work remotely you can use leave balances, including sick leave, for quarantine. Employees are encouraged to speak to their supervisor if they have any questions regarding paid leave.

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