COVID-19: See our Phoenix Forward page

Office of COVID-19 Response

The Office of Covid-19 Response has been established to lead and manage the University’s ongoing response to the global pandemic. The Office, with help from Prevea Health, direction from county health departments and direction from the CDC, oversees COVID-19 monitoring and response of symptomatic individuals, facilitation of student testing and assistance with contact tracing, while working with the Dean of Students personnel to facilitate student requests for accommodations related to academics, housing and campus life.
Contact Us:
Phone: (920)465-5060

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that is spreading very easily between people. The disease results from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Symptoms may include:
  • Fever or chills
  • 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
The virus may also be spread in other ways. It is possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own nose, mouth or possibly their eyes. This is currently not thought to be the main way that the virus spreads.
socially distanced and masked classroom The most effective way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated and avoid exposure to the virus by wearing a mask, keeping 6 feet apart, and washing your hands.

COVID-19 Why it Matters Series:

UW-Green Bay Prof. Brian Merkel begins a series of videos to discuss COVID-19. Why is it different? Why does it matter? This series empowers viewers with knowledge to help them navigate through the pandemic. See video. Symptoms may appear 2-to-14 days after exposure to the virus and may range from mild to severe. Although most people who become ill recover, the disease can be lethal, especially in the elderly or those with pre-existing health conditions. The virus is thought to spread mainly through close contact (within about six feet) from person-to-person by respiratory droplets that are produced when a person coughs, sneezes or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of persons who are nearby or are possibly inhaled into their lungs. There is mounting evidence that COVID-19 is also spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
Part 1: What are viruses and where did this one come from
Part 2: Two main types of viruses

Symptom/Health Monitoring

  • Members of the University community are strongly encouraged to self-monitor at all times for COVID-19 symptoms
  • Any student who develops symptoms should immediately contact the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center or local health care provider for further assistance.
  • Any student living on campus who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to move to a self-isolation room on campus until they have been medically cleared to return to their permanent housing assignment.
  • Any roommate of a student who tests positive for COVID-19 will be required to move to a self-quarantine room on campus and monitor for symptoms for 14 days unless fully vaccinated and approved by Office of COVID-19 Response.