11/12/20 COVID-19 Reminders

Hi FPM Staff,

As the seasons change and the time of Thanksgiving approaches, I want to take the opportunity to thank my Facilities, Planning and Management colleagues for your on-going dedication and commitment to FPM and UWM. In spite of these challenging times, you continue to do excellent work, and I am grateful to be part of the FPM team with you.

As the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin remain high, I want to remind each of you to continue following COVID-19 safety practices:
  1. Stay home and notify your supervisor if you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19 or are a close contact with someone else that tested positive for COVID-19. Details can be found here: https://uwm.edu/coronavirus/employee-covid-19-self-reporting/
  2. Please know that if you are identified as a close contact of someone at UWM that tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified. Questions about a specific situation can be directed to covid19-safety@uwm.edu.
  3. COVID-19 testing for students, staff and community members is now available on site. The first hour of each day is for UWM employees and students, so I encourage those without symptoms to schedule testing during that hour. Dates, times, and details about scheduling an appointment can be found here: https://uwm.edu/coronavirus/rapid-results-testing/
  4. Maintain social distancing, wear face coverings, wash hands frequently and disinfect shared spaces and equipment.
  5. If you need additional support during this time, information about UWM’s Employee Assistance Program can be found here: https://uwm.edu/hr/eap/
Although Thanksgiving may be different for everyone this year, I hope you each have the opportunity to do something you enjoy.