COVID - Employee Information

The health, safety, and well-being of our entire campus community, including our faculty and staff, continues to be the top priority.  

Policies, procedures, and expectations related to workplace safety and our return to campus continue to change as new information comes to light, and as Public Health Guidelines change.  The COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety Policy will be updated as needed.

You may continue to learn more in real-time as information becomes available at the university's COVID-19 Information page

Current UWL Guidelines

General Workplace Guidelines and Expectations expanding section

Activity

Guidelines

 

Staying home when you have any symptoms of illness

Must stay home.
Daily completion of symptom monitoring survey no longer required.

6-foot physical distancing, hand washing and face coverings

Yes, when not alone. Required on university property indoors, recommended outdoors.

Travel outside of La Crosse county or gathering with people outside household

Resume normal domestic travel with considerations of CDC COVID-19 travel designation for destination.

University-sponsored events

Indoors

Follow COVID room capacity limits, 25 person max.
*Larger? COVID safety plan required for approval

 

Outdoors

50 person max.

*Larger? COVID safety plan required for approval

 

Meetings

Follow COVID room capacity limits, 25 person max.

Classes

Follow COVID room capacity limits.

 

Social gatherings

6-foot physical distancing, hand washing and face coverings recommended for gatherings with individuals outside of household.

Last modified: 05/26/2021

Activity Specific Guidelines and Expectations expanding section

UWL service area-specific plans

 

  Visitor policy

Pre-approved groups up to 25 people.

 

Murphy Library

Open, following campus protocols

Athletics

Follow NCAA/WIAC/WIAA guidelines

COVID testing

Regular testing required if unvaccinated. Regular testing recommended if vaccinated.

Vaccination

Encouraged for eligible individuals.

Summer and group programs (camps, sports, etc.)

Open with testing and active monitoring of staff and participants required.

Limit group size:

·         25 indoors

·         50 outdoors

Catering

Contactless event catering is available on a case by case basis. This includes served buffets, boxed meals, and grab-and-go items. Indoor dining is permissible with physical distancing.

Student Union dining

Dine-in available with physical distancing. Take-out dining optional

Last modified: 05/26/2021

Eagles Return - Employee Information

Employee Well-Being and Self-Care expanding section

April 29, 2021 - University EAP presentation on "Navigating the New Normal"

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Corona Virus Updates from the University of Wisconsin System 

COVID-19 Interim Sick Leave Policy 

Health Benefits and COVID-19 – Information for individuals who participate in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. 

Telehealth Options 

Health Plan Contact Information and Nurse Lines 

Employee Assistance Program - The University’s Employee Assistance Program (Krepo) provides 24 hour, free, and confidential services to you, your dependents, and anyone living in your household.  To learn more about the services offered and to find contact information, you can visit the EAP Website. The EAP has also updated their website to focus on providing you information and details regarding COVID-19 and how to cope with stress and provide important self-care during these challenging times.  

Staywell Website – The Well Wisconsin initiative for tips to a healthier you found here. 

Webinar - COVID-19 and Our Response to Uncertainty, Fear and Disruption 

Resilient Wisconsin – tips to feel stronger and stay connected during the pandemic 

SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive platform that provides students, faculty, and staff with a variety of modules addressing anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, as well as developing greater personal resilience. These modules will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be accessed through any device at no cost to the UW campus user. Each module is self-paced and can be completed at the users’ convenience. Sign up at https://uwsystem.silvercloudhealth.com/signup

Last modified: 05/03/2021

Employee Contact or Exposure to COVID-19 expanding section

UWL provides on-campus testing for employees at the Cartwright Center.  

If an employee receives a call from a medical professional/contact tracer or believes they may have been in substantial contact or exposed, the employee should consult their primary medical care provider and with their supervisor to determine if self-quarantine is appropriate.  

Last modified: 05/20/2021

Eagles Return - Chair/Supervisor Information

Employee Travel expanding section

UWL will be ending its domestic travel freeze for campus departments effective as of June 1, 2021. Please use the following link to the updated CDC domestic travel guidelines for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html for further guidance. 

The UWL travel freeze remains in place for international travel and is subject to review on a case-by-case basis for compliance with CDC guidelines for international travel.     

Last modified: 05/20/2021

Employee Well-Being and Self-Care expanding section

April 29, 2021 - University EAP presentation on "Navigating the New Normal"

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Corona Virus Updates from the University of Wisconsin System 

COVID-19 Interim Sick Leave Policy 

Health Benefits and COVID-19 – Information for individuals who participate in the State of Wisconsin Group Health Insurance Program. 

Telehealth Options 

Health Plan Contact Information and Nurse Lines 

Employee Assistance Program - The University’s Employee Assistance Program (Krepo) provides 24 hour, free, and confidential services to you, your dependents, and anyone living in your household.  To learn more about the services offered and to find contact information, you can visit the EAP Website. The EAP has also updated their website to focus on providing you information and details regarding COVID-19 and how to cope with stress and provide important self-care during these challenging times.  

Staywell Website – The Well Wisconsin initiative for tips to a healthier you found here. 

Webinar - COVID-19 and Our Response to Uncertainty, Fear and Disruption 

Resilient Wisconsin – tips to feel stronger and stay connected during the pandemic 

SilverCloud is an online, self-guided, interactive platform that provides students, faculty, and staff with a variety of modules addressing anxiety, depression, stress, insomnia, as well as developing greater personal resilience. These modules will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be accessed through any device at no cost to the UW campus user. Each module is self-paced and can be completed at the users’ convenience. Sign up at https://uwsystem.silvercloudhealth.com/signup

Last modified: 05/03/2021