UWM Adopts COVID-19 Safety Rules

UWM Adopts COVID-19 Safety Rules

UWM has adopted a set of rules intended to keep the campus community safe by limiting the potential spread of COVID-19. All students, visitors, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings, maintain social distancing and wash their hands. Following these guidelines will benefit students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Individuals who have a fever or other symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 by a health care provider, or have been recently been in close contact with someone who has the disease. should stay away until public health guidance or their medical provider permits returning. Students who meet the above conditions who also live in residence halls should contact University Housing to make arrangements for isolation or quarantine.

Everyone must remain at least six feet apart in all shared indoor spaces on any UWM property, and rules regarding the maximum number of people permitted in any space on campus also need to be followed.

Everyone must also wear a face covering indoors and outdoors when six feet of distancing cannot be maintained. Face coverings may be removed while eating, working alone in an office or by students in their own residence hall room.

All students and employees must complete online COVID-19 safety training and sign a pledge promising they will abide by all UWM health and safety rules. Anyone violating this policy may be subject to discipline.

Requests for exceptions to these rules will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

UWM will provide a UWM mask to all faculty, staff and students on campus and will have additional masks available for those who come to campus without them. UWM will also provide hand sanitizer and engage in frequent cleaning of classrooms, elevators, and other frequently used spaces on campus.

Adherence to these guidelines will go a long way in keeping our campus community safe and healthy.

Story posted August 3, 2020