COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are AVAILABLE at the Student Health and Counseling Center. Please call 262-595-2366 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
UW-Parkside and our Student Health Center are partnering with the University of Wisconsin System and state health providers to provide vaccines in accordance with state guidelines to faculty and staff as a way to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic. We are excited to be a part of the solution to the pandemic that has impacted out Parkside community since early 2020.
Campus Safety and Protocols
Our campus continues to monitor the transmission levels of COVID-19 and its variants. Currently, Racine and Kenosha Counties are in the ‘high’ level of transmission. We will continue to monitor as things continue to change. The recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and public health during this time is to wear a mask while indoors. Please note that this is a recommendation, not a requirement.
The wearing of masks is optional indoors, except in the Student Health & Counseling Center where they are required. Masks remain available in various locations across campus. [Effective May 19, 2022]
Following exposure to COVID-19, everyone, regardless of vaccination status should:
- Get tested for COVID-19 on day 5, if possible, after exposure, AND
- Quarantine immediately if any symptoms develop until they receive a negative COVID-19 test
STUDENTS | Students who are symptomatic can call Student Health and Counseling at 262-595-2366 to schedule a test. If you have no symptoms or are a close contact, use an at-home test or other public testing options.
EMPLOYEES | Employees who are symptomatic should be tested should see their healthcare provider. If you have no symptoms or are a close contact, use an at-home test or other public testing options.
At home tests are avalable for pick-up at the Student Health and Counseling Center and the housing offices in Pike suites and Ranger Hall.
following exposure to COVID-19 as of August 11, 2022
People who are exposed to Covid-19 and have no symptoms, are no longer required to quarintine. This includes individuales who have not been vaccinated. The CDC recommendation is:
- Those who are exposed to the virus are no longer required to quarintine
- It is no longer recommended to screen individuals without symptoms
- Students can stay in class after being exposed to the virus
- Unvaccinated people now have the same guidance as vaccinated people
for those who test positive as of August 11, 2022
Individuals who test positive will be asked to isolate for 5 days. The first day of symptoms is "Day Zero." Use the CDC Isolation Calculator to determine your isolation period.
If you test positive for COVID-19
If you test positive for COVID-19, stay home for at least 5 days and isolate from others in your home. You are likely most infectious during these first 5 days.
- Wear a high-quality mask if you must be around others at home and in public.
- Do not go places where you are unable to wear a mask.
- Do not travel.
- Stay home and separate from others as much as possible.
- Use a separate bathroom, if possible.
- Take steps to improve ventilation at home, if possible.
- Don’t share personal household items, like cups, towels, and utensils.
- Monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (like trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.
Limit physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible. High-risk employees may seek special accommodations.