What if a student has to miss class due to illness?

August 12, 2020

Faculty and instructional staff have been asked to refrain from requesting doctor’s or health care provider’s notes when a student misses class due to illness. This will help relieve pressure on overburdened health care workers. Similarly, they’ve been asked to not request notes from students’ parents, as many UWM students live on their own.

Faculty and instructional staff are also asked to be flexible with students whose families have been impacted by COVID-19. During this time, students may be caring for loved ones who are ill or otherwise need their support, or contending with other complications related to the pandemic.

Faculty and instructional staff are asked to consider posting this information in their Canvas course announcements.