COVID-19 response planning

Experiencing symptoms or believe you have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19:


  • Immediately call the COVID hotline – 608-785-8559.
  • Limit all activity that includes contact with others.
  • Stay in your residence till you receive instructions from the health professionals at the hotline.

NOTE: If you have received a positive test result from a health provider other than the UWL Student Health Center, you should still report that information to the COVID hotline – 608-785-8559.

Eagles return

  • UWL is planning to offer a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid classes in the fall, following guidance from the CDC, La Crosse County Health Department, state leadership and the UW System. A UWL work group is planning a path forward that prioritizes health and safety. Mask wearing is required when students are not alone. Classes will be at reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing, more online options will be offered, and additional safety modifications will be made in classrooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • In an effort to mitigate the community spread of the COVID-19 virus on our campus, ensure a successful “Eagles Return” for our students, and provide for a sustainable fall semester, the university calls upon all community members to join together to make responsible choices that protect themselves and others. 

Read the COVID-19 Community Safety & Accountability Policy


  • Immediately call your health provider and follow their instructions.
  • Limit all activity that includes contact with others.
  • If you are notified that you are COVID positive, notify your supervisor or chair AND call the COVID hotline to report your case – 608-785-8559.
  • You will work with your county’s health department through the contact investigation.

Eagles return to work

  • 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 the return to campus, for many employees, continue to change as new information comes to light, and as public health guidelines change. The COVID-19 Workplace Health & Safety Policy, linked below, will be updated as needed.  
  • The Human Resources COVID-19 page provides continuous updates, resources, and information focused on supporting faculty and staff.

UWL COVID-19 communications log

Updates from UWL leadership

Hear from University leaders and see past updates about how UWL is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus update e-Forums