Coronavirus information resources

In accordance with UW-Green Bay’s Emergency Management Plan (which includes a pandemic response and a Continuity of Operations Plan), University personnel continue to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak for any potential impact on University community members and University operations. Plans will be activated should the virus spread in Wisconsin.

Updates to the University’s Counseling and Health webpage regarding the virus continue, and the site now contains Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on travel. Please refer to the UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health website for answers to questions that arise on this evolving situation. The University will share additional information from the CDC, the UW System or campus Emergency Operations Council as they become available.

UW-Green Bay seeing increase in respiratory viruses; please follow CDC recommendations

Health officials are seeing an increase in respiratory viruses on the UW-Green Bay campuses ranging from the common cold to influenza. Please remember to follow the CDC’s everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/prevention.htm. The viruses are also highly prevalent in the community and state. Last Friday’s (Feb. 14, 2020) Wisconsin Respiratory Report provides additional details. The Wisconsin Department of Health report this morning stated the risk of contracting the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low in Wisconsin. COVID-19 symptoms are similar to those of influenza (e.g., fever, cough, or sore throat), and the outbreak is occurring during a time of year when respiratory illnesses from influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and other respiratory viruses are highly prevalent.

What to do if you do get sick: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/treatment/takingcare.htm. If you are in a high risk group for developing complications, contact your medical provider. UW-Green Bay students may also call the Counseling and Health Center during regular business hours at 920-465-2380 for assistance.

UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus highlighting ‘healthy’ relationships, Feb. 13

The UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus will be hosting an event titled “What is a ‘Healthy’ Relationship?” on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as part of Love Week. Everyone is welcome to visit the Commons to learn from Mental Health Counselor, Alayne Stelsel, about sustaining healthy relationships.

UW-Green Bay Counseling and Health releases statement on campus response to the coronavirus

The following memorandum was sent to the UW-Green Bay community regarding a virus outbreak in China from Amy Henniges, Counseling and Health director:

“As you may be aware, there is an outbreak of a new virus in China, called “2019nCoV” or “Wuhan Coronavirus.” The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay expresses its deepest concerns and support to the people of Wuhan.

Please be advised that no students have arrived from Wuhan, China this semester and there are no reported cases of the Coronavirus on our campuses.  CDC has provided information to all travelers from Wuhan, China with information and what steps they should take if signs/symptoms develop. In addition, we have reached out to students who may have traveled to Wuhan, China over break and provided information related to the outbreak, symptoms and protocol to follow if they become ill.

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is a top priority. University officials are closely and continuously monitoring this situation and are taking every measure and action that is being directed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Brown County Public Health. 

If there is any information that would indicate an actual health emergency related to the Coronavirus, we will be sending an immediate emergency notification.

Please read the following link at the CDC for specific information:

CDC FAQ https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

If you recently traveled to Wuhan, China or have been in direct contact with someone who has, and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days of travel, you should follow the CDC’s recommendations as attached:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

  • If you are a student, you may call the Counseling and Health Center during regular business hours at 920-465-2380 for assistance if needed.

Please remember that it is also currently flu and respiratory season and it is recommended that you follow CDC’s everyday precautions to prevent the spread of germs:

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/prevention.htm

Additionally, UW-Green Bay has also developed a FAQ with campus specific details that will soon be available at the Counseling and Health website.

Any questions should be directed to the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380 or Brown County Public Health Department at 920-448-6400 or Wisconsin Department of Health Services at https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov

All media inquiries should be directed to the Marketing and University Communications Department at 920-465-2527. 

Further information will be updated as it becomes available.”

 

Reminder: Flu vaccine available to students, faculty and staff

The Counseling and Health Center, located in Student Services 1400, is offering the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (quadrivalent) to all faculty, staff and students by appointment only, on the Green Bay Campus. To set up an appointment, have your campus ID number or faculty/staff ID number available and call the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380. The cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty/staff. Payment can be made with cash, check or pass points. Credit and debit cards are not accepted, but students are allowed to charge their fee to their SIS account.

Flu vaccine available to students, faculty and staff

The Counseling and Health Center, located in Student Services 1400, is offering the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (quadrivalent) to all faculty, staff and students by appointment only, on the Green Bay Campus. To set up an appointment, have your campus ID number or faculty/staff ID number available and call the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380. The cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty/staff. Payment can be made with cash, check or pass points. Credit and debit cards are not accepted, but students are allowed to charge their fee to their SIS account.

Flu vaccine available to students, faculty and staff

The Counseling and Health Center, located in Student Services 1400, is offering the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (quadrivalent) to all faculty, staff and students by appointment only, on the Green Bay Campus. To set up an appointment, have your campus ID number or faculty/staff ID number available and call the Counseling and Health Center at 920-465-2380. The cost is $20 for students and $25 for faculty/staff. Payment can be made with cash, check or pass points. Credit and debit cards are not accepted, but students are allowed to charge their fee to their SIS account.

Reminder: Kids in Crisis documentary is May 21, counselor Lissa Balison is on panel

The Green Bay Press-Gazette partnered with Milwaukee PBS to produce a documentary about youth mental health based on its Kids in Crisis series. The film focuses on four young Wisconsinites living with mental health issues. On May 21, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. the film will be screened at the Brown County Central Library, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session. UW-Green Bay Senior Counselor Lissa Balison (MSE LPC) will serve on a panel. Admission is free, but an RSVP is appreciated. More details here. The event will be broadcast on the Press-Gazette Facebook page, as well. Register here.