Tag: Coronavirus Updates

Official communications and updates from UW-Green Bay about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency

New COVID vaccine clinic opens at UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus | NBC26

“This pandemic is not just around Madison and Milwaukee. It’s around Marinette, it’s around Rice Lake, around Southwest Wisconsin,” said Gov. Tony Evers. “And the more we can have partnerships like this, the easier it’s going to be to make sure that we serve the entire state of Wisconsin.”

Appointments are needed to get a vaccine and can be made online.

Source: New COVID vaccine clinic opens at UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus | NBC26

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Thompson sets goal of 75% of courses in person on UW campuses in fall | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jon Shelton, vice president of higher education for the AFT-Wisconsin union and a professor at UW-Green Bay, also welcomed Thompson’s announcement, provided campuses have access to the vaccine and that there are steps taken to protect people who have health conditions that prevent them from getting it.

“I can speak for our members in AFT-Wisconsin when I say that we agree that face-to-face instruction is a vital part of most students’ learning, though for some students, access to instruction through a digital format may be better for them,” Shelton said. “We also support President Thompson’s goal to maximize face-to-face instruction, as long as we can ensure the safety of faculty, staff and students.”

Source: As COVID-19 vaccines roll out, Thompson sets goal of 75% of courses in person on UW campuses in fall | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Prevea, UW-Green Bay partner to open COVID-19 vaccine clinic to open at Marinette campus | WBAY

Prevea Health has announced a COVID-19 vaccine clinic will soon open at UW-Green Bay’s campus in Marinette, Wisconsin.

Although Prevea officials haven’t decided on an official opening date, they’re tentatively anticipating it will be open for appointments on Monday, February 22nd. They say it may open earlier depending on the amount of vaccines Prevea is given by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Source: Prevea, UWGB partner to open COVID-19 vaccine clinic to open at Marinette campus | WBAY

New Prevea COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to open at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus | WFRV

Prevea Health and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay are opening a new Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic.

Organizers say the clinic will be located on the UW-Green Bay Marinette Campus at 750 W. Bay Shore St. in Marinette.

According to a release, the vaccination clinic will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Source: New Prevea COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to open at UW-Green Bay Marinette campus | WFRV

COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open at UWGB, Marinette | FOX11

COVID-19 vaccination clinic is coming to the UW-Green Bay, Marinette campus.

The clinic is operated by Prevea Health, in partnership with the Marinette County Public Health Department. It joins clinics on the UW-Green Bay’s Green Bay and Sheboygan campuses as those operated by Prevea.

Source: COVID-19 vaccination clinic to open at UWGB, Marinette | FOX11

Appointment-only vaccination clinic opens | Plymouth Review

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, One University Drive, is now open. Appointments are required for the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply that is provided by Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Source: Appointment-only vaccination clinic opens | Plymouth Review

COVID-19 Vaccine

Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse to open Monday, Feb. 22

Appointments now available at myprevea.com

Marinette, Wis. – The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse, 1125 University Dr., will open Monday, Feb. 22, and appointments are now available for scheduling at this location.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse will provide COVID-19 vaccinations to all community members eligible for the vaccine under the vaccination prioritization guidelines set by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). Currently, that includes frontline health care personnel, residents in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, law enforcement and fire personnel, and adults 65 and older. Appointments are required and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by DHS.

The Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus Fieldhouse is operated in partnership with the Marinette County Public Health Department.

How to make an appointment

The fastest way to get an appointment scheduled is with MyPrevea. Visit www.myprevea.com to set up an account at no cost. You do not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account or to make an appointment for a vaccination.  MyPrevea is also available as an app on any smartphone or other device. If you do not have access or are unable to use the internet, Prevea has a toll-free number dedicated to COVID-19 vaccination questions and information: 1 (833) 344 – 4373.

Having trouble, or still have questions?

Visit www.prevea.com/vaccine for information on Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations, how to create a MyPrevea account, how to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination and more.

Prevea Health also currently operates community COVID-19 vaccination clinics at UW-Green Bay in Green Bay; in Sheboygan at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus; at HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; and at Jacob’s Well Church in Chippewa Falls. Again, appointments are required at all locations and appointment availability is dependent on available vaccine supply provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

For the latest on who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin, Prevea Health encourages everyone to regularly check the DHS website at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/vaccine-about.htm

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Media Contacts:

Angela Deja
Public Relations Manager
Prevea Health
(715) 271-7707

angela.deja@prevea.com

 

Sue Bodilly
Asst. Director, Marketing and University Communication
UW-Green Bay
(920) 465-5502

bodillys@uwgb.edu

 

About Prevea Health

Founded in Green Bay, Wis. in 1996, Prevea Health is a health care organization that provides high-quality, primary and specialty health care in 80+ locations across Northern, Eastern and Western Wisconsin in clinic and hospital settings. It is partnered with six Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) hospitals across Wisconsin to provide patients a system of highly-coordinated care, close to home: HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay; HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan; HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls; HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire; and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

 

Photo of a red car turning into UW-Green Bay's main entrance past the digital marquee with the text "Covid-19 Rapid Test, free, by appointment doineedacovid19test.com."

Community Rapid (surge) Testing will continue at UW-Green Bay beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27

Green Bay, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today, an extension of community COVID-19 surge (rapid) testing sites, hosted at UW System campuses. At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the free, rapid testing site will return to the Weidner Center location beginning, Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to the public. Anyone five years of age and older can be tested.

The testing site has been popular, with 350-400 tests administered each day. At the Weidner Center site (2450 Weidner Center Drive) 15,923 total antigen tests and 749 PCR tests (16,672 total) were distributed since mid-November.

“At UW-Green Bay, we continually strive to solve problems and be a resource for our community,” said Chancellor Michael Alexander. “I am proud that we can continue to provide testing for our region while simultaneously also hosting a site for vaccinations. We are making every effort to help our community stay safe and get to the other side of the pandemic.”

After conducting more than 220,000 free COVID-19 tests through last week at UW System campuses, most of the 22 surge testing sites were scheduled to close, including the Weidner Center site. However, in partnership with the UW System, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be providing 140,000 additional Abbott BinaxNOW tests and associated confirmatory PCR tests for use across Wisconsin in the coming weeks.

Individuals seeking to be tested need to register online; enter the Green Bay Campus off of Nicolet Drive at the main entrance; watch for signage leading them to the testing site (located at the Weidner Center, 2450 Weidner Center Drive). An employee will help registrants administer the test themselves, under supervision.

All participants must register. See recommendations before arrival. For any questions regarding Rapid Testing please call 1-800-635-8611.

“We thank the federal government for their confidence in us, and we’re pleased that our university sites can continue to be used in the fight against this insidious disease,” President Thompson said. “Where there’s a problem, I want the UW System here to help.”

At the request of federal officials, UW System universities set up surge testing sites last fall, and testing began in early November. The testing identified nearly 18,000 potential positive carriers of the virus who were advised to isolate.

Prevea Vaccination Sites at the Kress Events Center and UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

On the opposite side of the Green Bay Campus, Prevea and UW-Green Bay announced the opening last week of the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at the Kress Events Center, 2358 Leon Bond Drive. A second vaccination site will open at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, soon. Appointments for vaccinations will be required through Prevea for the Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic locations, and Prevea encourages patients and members of the public to create a MyPrevea account at myprevea.com. One does not have to be a Prevea patient to sign up for a MyPrevea account. For more information visit www.prevea.com/vaccine or call 1 (833) 344 – HERE (4373) for more information.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to more than 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.

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