UW-Green Bay Faculty and Staff Update: Governor issues ‘Safer at Home’ order

What ‘Safer at Home’ Means for UW-Green Bay

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will put into effect a Safer-at-Home order for all residents in the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This is, in essence, a complete closure of UW-Green Bay campuses, meaning no one is allowed to be on any campus without prior notification or permission from University Police. All buildings will be locked as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, and as many people as possible should stay home. This will be the last chance for employees to retrieve items from their offices for the foreseeable future.

Faculty and Staff

In keeping with Governor Evers’ Safer-at-Home Order, only employees providing essential services necessary to sustain and protect life or provide service to campus property will be permitted routine access to the University. Intermittent access will be allowed onto campus beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020 as listed below.  If you need access beyond what is provided, please notify your supervisor to discuss with the Area Leader.

Essential Services

The following areas have been deemed essential to the University and must report as scheduled

  • Law Enforcement – University Police
  • Energy – Heat/Chill Plant employees
  • Food – Chartwells and supporting Residence Life employees

Service Areas Needing Intermittent Access

The following areas have been deemed essential to the University and must report as scheduled

Individuals in these areas should contact their supervisors to determine when they may need to report to work.

  • Custodial staff to ensure continuity of building functions
  • Communication – Supporting IT employees
  • Controller/Human Resources employees needed to process and maintain systems for processing financial transactions and services
  • Shipping/Receiving/Mailroom

Employees not included on these lists should work remotely. Those not able to work remotely should utilize COVID-19 Leave (80 hours).

Access to University buildings will be limited to the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday and must be approved by area leaders. Employees should enter through MAC Hall at the Circle. You will be asked to check in and advise where you will be going.  You will also be asked to check out when you leave.  It is asked that you limit your contact with campus to the greatest degree possible.

All employees are encouraged to sign up for GB Alert if you have not already done so, as this will be the most effective way of communicating with the entire campus community during Safer at Home Order.

Additional details will be provided as they become available.

Spring Commencement

Interim Chancellor Sheryl Van Gruensven shares a message with May grads thanking them for their passion about Commencement and reassuring that while the May 16, 2020 ceremony is cancelled, graduates will still have other opportunities to celebrate—a postponed ceremony, walking in other ceremonies an alternative format or possibly a combo of all three! Watch the video.

Intercampus Mail Delivery Ending

Effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020 campus mail will not be delivered to campus departments.  Departments need to pick up their mail in the mail room/central receiving (LS110) between 10:30am – 1:30pm.  If you are expecting a parcel or want to coordinate a time to pick up your department’s mail please call Central Receiving at x2215.  All outgoing mail needs to be dropped off in the mail room (LS110) before 1 pm.

Mail Center Pick-up & Delivery Services.

Update: Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses close today (March 24)

Due to the “Safer at Home Order” effective, today, Tuesday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. the UW-Green Bay Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan Campuses will close with access extremely limited. No one is allowed to be on any campus without prior notification and approval by the Campus Executive Officers. Employees should heed the directions sent by the CEOs earlier today.

Update for students: UW-Green Bay follows ‘Safer-At-Home’ orders

Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:18 PM

Safer at Home:

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will put into effect a Safer-at-Home order for all residents in the state of Wisconsin on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This is, in essence, a complete closure of our campuses, meaning no one is allowed to be on any campus without prior notification or permission from University Police. All buildings will be locked as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday and as many people as possible should stay home.

For UW-Green Bay students still living on campus:

  • Education continues. The Governor’s order provides an exemption for the purposes of alternative education.
  • Any student planning to move out by the March 27, 10 p.m. deadline can continue to check out until that time, but in light of the Governor’s order, the sooner you can arrange to do so the better. See Express Check-out for more information.
  • Resident students who have been approved to remain on campus are prohibited from being in community spaces for more than 10 minutes or the time necessary to fulfill the purpose (e.g. pick up meals, receive mail, IT equipment). Following these guidelines in critical.
  • Students will not be allowed to access any campus buildings other than residence life buildings.
  • If you have questions about any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Residence Life at 920-465-2040.