UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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What is the latest COVID-19 guidance for face coverings and testing?

Face coverings:

  • Required masking ended on March 11, 2022. Read the update here
     
  • Those who want to continue to wear masks are welcome to do so. The university will continue to make high-quality masks available as supplies last. Please respect everyone’s individual choices about masking.  

Face coverings, in-person meetings

Employees who choose to require masks in their private unshared offices should proactively communicate the need to wear a face covering to those with whom they are scheduling in-person meetings. A virtual option must be provided. Please respect the choices of your fellow Falcons.

See additional face covering FAQs.

Can I continue wearing a mask if I prefer?

Yes. All members of the campus community may choose to wear or not wear face coverings. Please respect the choices and privacy of your fellow Falcons.

I’m an instructor, can I encourage or require masks in my classroom?

Instructors may not require students to wear masks in their classroom. They may suggest that students consider wearing them for certain activities, but this should not go beyond suggestions.  

May individual departments require masks in their department suites/open spaces?

No. The chancellor's decision to remove the requirement to wear face coverings applies to all campus buildings, conference rooms, and shared spaces.

May employees require masks in their private unshared offices?

Yes. Employees who choose to require masks in their private unshared offices should proactively communicate the need to wear a face covering to those with whom they are scheduling in-person meetings. A virtual option must be provided.

If I continue to see members of the campus community wearing face coverings, should or may I ask them why they are wearing a mask or inform them that the requirement to wear face coverings has expired?

No. It is not appropriate to ask why someone is or is not wearing a mask. Please respect the choices and privacy of your fellow Falcons.

 

How do I get a COVID-19 test?

UWRF is no longer providing COVID tests.

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster?

Information about vaccine clinics in the area can be found here:

Pierce County Public Health

St. Croix County Public Health

You can find a vaccine through your healthcare provider or pharmacy using the VaccineFinder site.

When can I return to campus after testing positive for COVID-19?

 Please see the CDC guidance here

Everyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 should:

  • Stay home and isolate from other people for at least 5 full days. Day 0 is the first day symptoms began or the day that your positive COVID-19 test was taken (if you don’t have symptoms).
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when around others for an additional 5 days. 

I still have some questions. Who can I contact?

You can reach us via email or phone.
Email:    COVID-19@UWRF.EDU
Call:       715-425-4000