Due to the University's decision to keep our campus community safe during this unprecedented time, all staff will be holding virtual appointments for the fall term. We are committed as much as ever to provide the necessary support to current and future students in a prompt and efficient manner. Please reach out to us by emailing email@example.com.
For more details regarding how COVID-19 is impacting overall campus functions, please review the following website https://www.uwrf.edu/Falcons-Forward/Index.cfm.
Shelter-In-Place and Temporary Remote Learning Order
The Ability Services Office will be open from 8:00 am-4:30 pm daily during this time. No student drop-ins or visitors will be allowed. This order will cause no disruptions in day-to-day use of services as it pertains to the determination and arrangement of academic accommodations.
Disability Housing Accommodation Request Update in Response to Shelter-in-Place and Temporary Remote Learning Order
As result of the shelter-in-place order and the shift to remote learning for the next two weeks, requests for disability-related housing accommodations will be temporarily halted to ensure safety parameters are fully maintained in the Residence Halls. As of Monday, October 5th, the Disability-Related Housing Accommodation Committee, will determine if/when these requests may resume.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Alicia Reinke-Tuthill, Manager of Ability Services (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Safety Protocols for Students with Underlying Health Conditions During the Shelter-in-Place Order
As of Friday, September 18th, a Shelter-in-Place Order was issued on campus. As a result of this order, the total number of residents in the halls have been reduced during this two-week period.
If you have a diagnosed condition like (Type I Diabetes, Seizures, etc.) that may require emergency treatment in the Residence Halls, please identify a safe alternative safety plan that does not involve the use of other residents. Residents should not develop safety plans that involve roommates or other residents as a core element of their plan. Residents who use devices like the Dexcom app for glucose monitoring or the Embrace Emergency device for tonic-clonic seizure activity, should come to campus with an appropriate safety plan. Other residents should not be asked to have access to apps or other technology that involve another resident’s glucose monitoring levels or seizure activity.
Roommates or other residents should not be expected to be responsible for administering glucagon injections or first-aid seizure care. However, talk to your roommate about your condition and inform them of the necessary safety steps if an emergency occurs. Residents will be asked to call 911, in lieu of administering any medication or first-aid care.
If your previous safety plan involved a resident who is no longer living in the Residence Halls, please take the time to revisit your plan with your family and health care provider.