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COVID-19

Coronavirus

General Recommendations

Safer at Home Order
Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm issued a Safer at Home order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, March 25th. This order will remain in effect until 8 a.m. on Friday, April 24th or until a superseding order is issued. See the Governor’s FAQ.
 
CDC Recommends wearing a mask

COVID-19 is primarily an airborne virus; spreading between people who are interacting in close proximity through speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. See more.

Take Precautions and be prepared
  • Wash your hands
  • ​Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Wash your hands

You can find additional helpful resources at https://www.ready.gov/pandemic

Stay Informed

The situation regarding COVID-19 continues to change. Continue to stay informed by regularly visiting the CDC website as it is updated daily. We also advise the University to monitor this site and your campus email over break for updates specific to the University. UW-Green Bay will continue to monitor the situation closely, share updates and take action as needed to safeguard University community wellbeing. 

Monitor Your Health
  • If you become ill, seek medical advice. Call ahead before going to a doctor’s office or emergency room. Tell them about your recent travel.
  • Students, staff and faculty who are sick should not attend class or work when sick. Students will be held harmless if absent due to illness or compromised immune system. In the event of absences, students should be given every possible opportunity to make up any work they are missing remotely. If you have questions about an individual case, please work with your instructor and the Dean of Students Office.
  • If a staff or faculty member becomes sick while at work or arrives on campus sick they will be requested to return to their place of residence as soon as possible. Additional resources for faculty and staff:
  • We also want to remind you of the emotional support, health and other resources at UW-Green Bay that are available as we navigate this global emergency, together:
Be Compassionate

Coronavirus is not specific to an ethnicity or race—disease does not discriminate. Harassing or discriminatorily behaviors are not tolerated and will be in violation of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Policy Prohibiting Harassment and Discrimination. Violations of this policy will be reviewed under UWS 17 and the UW-Green Bay Workplace Conduct Policy. If you experience harassment or discrimination, students are encouraged to file a bias incident report and employees may file a complaint at hr@uwgb.edu.

Domestic Travel Considerations 
On March 12, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services provided the following guidance regarding travel within the U.S.: 

Though there are areas within the United States where there is “sustained community transmission” of COVID-19, the CDC has not issued recommendations related to travel within the United States. In the absence of such guidance, and with the goal of delaying the onset of sustained community transmission of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, DHS recommends the following domestic travel-related measures: 
  • DHS recommends against all non-essential travel to any U.S. state where the CDC deems there is “sustained community transmission” of COVID-19. As of March 11, 2020, the CDC has determined sustained community transmission is occurring in the states of California, New York, and Washington. This situation is rapidly evolving, and travelers should refer to the list of “States Reporting Cases of COVID-19 to CDC” for the most current list of states where CDC determines that sustained community transmission is occurring. (Click the + sign under the map to see a table that reports CDC’s assessment of community transmission in the far-right column.) 
  • For all travelers returning to Wisconsin from U.S. states where the CDC has determined that sustained community transmission is occurring, DHS recommends that those individuals self-quarantine at home for 14 days and monitor for symptoms of COVID-
    19 
    (including fever and cough). The DHS COVID-19 webpage provides instructions on how to self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms. 
UW-Green Bay fully supports and recommends student, faculty and staff adherence to this guidance. Employees who are required to self-isolate will either need to apply for short term telecommuting or apply for missed time under your leave benefits. More information on both will follow soon. 
Any individual, employee or student who has any flu-like symptoms should remain away from campus until they are cleared by medical professionals to return. All employees and students are directed to their primary medical provider to seek testing and treatment for any illness. If you do not have such services available, the Student Health Center will remain available, but again, all students are encouraged to stay away from campus until further notice. 
 
International Travel considerations

Per the CDC: There is widespread, ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus worldwide (see Global COVID-19 Pandemic Notice). If you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, stay home and monitor your health.