Back to school: Wisconsin colleges’ COVID-19 policies | Spectrum News 1
WISCONSIN — College students across Wisconsin are starting to head back to school.
Many are being met with new COVID-19 policies and protocols.
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave updated guidance on COVID-19. While the CDC said it encourages people to be vaccinated and boosted against the coronavirus, it streamlined its guidance in an attempt to make it easier for people to know what to do if they’re exposed or test positive for COVID-19.
The CDC now recommends everyone take the same steps regardless of vaccination status: Watch for symptoms for 10 days, wear a high-quality mask when around others indoors for 10 days, test after five days (or sooner if experiencing symptoms) and take extra precautions when around people who are more likely to get very sick if infected.
But different universities across the Badger State have different guidelines for their students. Here are the Fall 2022 policies:
UW-Green Bay does not require masks on campus. However, some medical treatment areas such as the Dr. Hinkley Training Room and Student Wellness Center may mandate masks. PPE is available upon request.
The university recommends all faculty, staff and students are “up to date” on COVID-19 vaccines but does not require them.
Campus-wide testing is not required, but some departments, such as athletics, may reqiure testing.
Should someone test positive for COVID-19 they are required to isolate from campus for five days.