EagleReturn

Many UW-La Crosse employees have been working remotely and will begin to return to on-site workspaces over the next few weeks.  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

Eagles Return - Employee Information

Employee Well-Being and Self-Care expanding section

Corona Virus Updates from the University of Wisconsin System 

COVID-19 Interim 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 (FEI) provides 24 hour, free, and confidential services to you, your dependents, and anyone living in your household.  To learn more about 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

Employee Contact or Exposure to COVID-19 expanding section

On-campus testing for COVID-19 is for our student population.  Employees should consult their primary medical care provider for information on how and where to receive a COVID-19 test.  

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.  

Human Resources has created this FAQ to help guide the assessment of when an employee should quarantine.

COVID-19 Leave Reporting expanding section

For all employees, (including monthly) claiming the COVID-19 leave; this time must be submitted through the “Timesheet” function in HRS.  Please see the attachment to this document. Please note that this is different for monthly paid employees who general submit “Leave Reports”.  An additional consideration for monthly paid employees can be found here.

For monthly paid employees, please note, if claiming COVID-19 Leave you will be required to submit leave for COVID-19 through the above-referenced process AND be required to enter your normal "Leave Taken" or "No Leave Taken" reports in HRS.

Eagles Return - Chair/Supervisor Information

Employee Travel expanding section

Employees are encouraged to limit non-essential, personal travel.

If an employee decides to travel, they are encouraged to review the U.S. Department of State travel website and the CDC travel advisory website prior to travel for the latest travel guidance.

Employees should discuss travel outside of the La Crosse area with their supervisors.  Employees traveling to a higher risk area may be asked to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days upon their return depending on the situation.  

Contact Human Resources for additional guidance. 

Human Resources has also created this FAQ for guidance on the assessment as to when an employee should consider or may be asked to self-quarantine.  

Employee Well-Being and Self-Care expanding section

Corona Virus Updates from the University of Wisconsin System 

COVID-19 Interim 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 (FEI) provides 24 hour, free, and confidential services to you, your dependents, and anyone living in your household.  To learn more about 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