UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
March 11, 2020
With the best interest of our students, employees and community at heart, UW-River Falls has made several important decisions to mitigate risks associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The WHO has now declared this a world health pandemic, and there is an increasing number of cases being identified locally, including in Pierce County. We have carefully considered input and feedback from across campus and have consulted with administrative and shared governance leaders. We know that there will still be questions for which we do not have answers, but we are putting resources in place to ensure we respond to inquiries in a timely manner. Please know that I also acknowledge this to be a trying and difficult time, emotionally and psychologically for many and we will do our best to support you. Following are the decisions made as of today. These decisions will be in effect until at least April 10. Any decision to extend this timeline will be made and communicated at least one week prior.
COVID-19 has resulted in concerning and unsettling times. We believe these decisions reflect our most prudent course of action and we will do our best to ensure a smooth transition. We promise to continue maintaining frequent communication. A dedicated UWRF website at www.uwrf.edu/COVID-19/ contains as much of the latest guidance as we are able to provide.
We know that there will be many questions from students about the impact of these decisions. If you have any concerns related to COVID-19 or these decisions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org where our Emergency Operations Center staff will be able to respond.
Working together, I know we will get through this unprecedented incident. Stay healthy, Falcons, and know that we care about your academic success as well as your health.
Dean Van Galen