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.

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