Campus Safety and Protocols
Phased Restart - Faculty and Staff
Updated mask requirements are listed in the "general" protocols section.
Beginning June 14, the following indoor mask/face covering guidelines are in effect until further notice:
- Masks/Face coverings are required inside campus buildings for anyone who has not completed the COVID-19 vaccination process (i.e. appropriate dosing and 2-week waiting period). Masks may be removed when eating, alone in a private office, and/or in one’s residence hall room.
- Masks/Face coverings are required for all participants (vaccinated or unvaccinated) at indoor gatherings where students or community members are present. This includes in-person summer classes/labs, admissions tours/events, youth camps and summer conferences, concerts, and 3rd party sponsored events.
- Masks/Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated UW-Parkside employees attending meetings/events with other UW-Parkside employees. This includes one-on-one meetings in private offices, staff meetings, and other employee gatherings.
- Masks/Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated people working out or participating in any physical activity in the Sports & Activity Center.
We also want to acknowledge that the wearing of a mask/face covering is NOT an indication of one’s vaccination status. Individuals may choose to wear a mask due to personal choice, underlying health conditions, and/or for the protection of vulnerable family members.
- At least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals.
The capacity of indoor gatherings is limited to the number of people that can be properly social distance with in the space.
Outdoor groups need to observe proper social distancing.
Large groups should be avoided. Large groups are defined as greater than 500/day for indoors and greater than 1,500/day for outdoors.
- Limit physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible.
Employees may seek special accommodations if they are at high risk.
- Individuals who are symptomatic will be tested for COVID-19; close contacts (anybody at the University who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the case) will be asked to quarantine for 10 days unless they have been fully vaccinated and are asymptomatic.
Travel will be approved on a case by case basis.
Approved by appropriate Vice Chancellor or Dean using the travel exception process.
A simple email approving the proposed travel meets the requirement. The email should be attached to the expense report submission.
If approved follow CDC travel guidelines.
- It may be necessary to implement a staff rotation plan and/or provide special accommodations such as screening if office space is not adequate.
- Regularly disinfect high-touch areas (e.g., door handles, buttons/switches, handrails, check-out counters, restroom surfaces, etc.).
- Do not congregate.
Provide hand sanitizer for individuals at entrance and exit.
Regularly disinfect high-touch arease (e.g., door handles, buttons/switches, handrails, check-out counters, restroom surfaces, etc.).
Cleaning supplies should be made available to maintain high-touch surfaces.
Do not congregate.
Care should be taken to avoid sharing food and beverages and other social activities in the office that would impact the ability to follow pandemic protocols and guidelines.
Community Events & Activities
Plans for events and activities must include compliance with general protocols listed on this website.
Events and activities open to the public require capacity limits to allow for proper social distancing and a safe environment.
Plans for events and activities must demonstrate the ability to control attendance and comply with planned capacity limits and protocols.
Capacity limits for events and activities should be determined based on the size of the venue and the protocols being implemented.
Please complete the Campus Events and Activities assessment for approval.
Youth programs and activities
At UW-Parkside, the safety of our students is our top priority. Our experienced staff has created strict guidelines to help protect both the staff and students that participate in each camp. Below is a list of the protocols we will be following for our youth programs this summer. Please note that safety measures are constantly changing, meaning that our requirements are subject to change. Our protocols will be shared with each student and his or her family prior to the start of the programs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email email@example.com.
General Safety Protocols
- Six feet of social distancing must always be maintained by all students.
- Masks must be properly worn at all times unless they pose safety concerns during specific activities.
- Staff members will be required to wear additional safety equipment.
- Each group will consist of 25 or fewer and members of different groups will not be able to interact with one another.
- All activities have been designed to be performed with minimal contact.
- Instead of a buffet-style, meals will be served by UW-Parkside staff
- Occupancy limits will be strictly followed for both indoor and outdoor activities.
- Hand sanitizer will be provided and should be used regularly.
- Additional safety processes will be in place to help maintain social distancing guidelines.
Required Testing & Vaccinations
- Each student will be required to complete an online screening a few days prior to the start of the camp. If your child is not able to answer “no” to every question, your child will not be able to attend, and you will be refunded.
- Students are required to isolate for a total of 10 days prior to the start of their camp.
- Children who are participating in multi-day or commuter camps are required to be tested within 3 days of the start of their camp.
- We encourage each child to be vaccinated prior to the start of the program. Find a vaccine location near you.
- Those that have been fully vaccinated more than 14 days before the program has started will not be required to be tested. Proof of vaccination is required.
- Everyone will be required to follow protocols, even those that have been fully vaccinated.
- UW-Parkside will have an on-site testing site where students can get tested the day of their camps, although it is encouraged for students to get tested prior to the day of their event. Visit www.dhs.wisconsin.gov to find a testing site near you.
- Those who have tested positive more than two weeks and less than 90 days before their program begins are not required to be tested as the test will likely result in a false positive. If this applies to your child, you will need to provide us with proof of the positive test result.
- We will issue full refunds to families who are no longer able to send their children to camp due to COVID-19 related issues.
The Check-In Process
- The check-in process will now take place using a drive-thru system. Parents/guardians can get directions and any additional information from the comfort of their vehicles.
- COVID-19 related documents should be readily available for staff to look over upon arrival.
- Each student will be asked screening questions regarding recent COVID-19 related symptoms.
Symptoms During the Camp
- In the event that your child shows any COVID-19 related symptoms while in our care, he or she will be immediately isolated from the group. Those that spent more than 15 minutes with your child will also be isolated.
- If symptoms are present, parents/guardians have the option to either pick up their child immediately or have their child take a PCR test. While awaiting results, those showing symptoms will be isolated and supervised.
- A portion of the amount paid for the camp will be refunded to all families who are required to pick up their children.
After the Program
- We will follow up with you once the camp is over to get any feedback you would like to share with us about your/your child’s experience.
- If your child shows any COVID-19 related symptoms upon arriving home from camp, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following check-in will be emailed to you one week before your child’s summer camp begins:
- Has your child been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last two weeks?
- Has your child had a fever of 100.4F (38.0C) within the past 10 days?
- Has child your experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 10 days: cough, shortness of breath, and/or sore throat?
If you answered “yes” to any of the questions listed above, your child will not be allowed to attend any in-person programs. email@example.com will contact you to process your cancellation and refund.
Synchronous online classes have set meeting days and times. They are listed in the class schedule as “online”, and include days and times but no room number. For these classes you are expected to be logged in to the class during the regular meeting times, or be counted absent.
Asynchronous online classes are listed in the course schedule as “online”. There are no set meeting times or days. Keep in mind that online classes are not self-paced. You can log in to your class, use the class material and do the work at various times during the day, but there are still deadlines and due dates for projects, assignments, etc. If the class includes online quizzes and tests, they are often configured such that you have only a certain window of time in which to take the quiz.
Hybrid classes include some in-person time and some online time. There are notes in the class schedule indicating which classes are being delivered in hybrid format, but the class schedule doesn’t provide details about which days you will be in class and which days you will be interacting with the class online. Your instructors will provide those details.
- Remote internships that students may complete from home are preferred.
- Internships that comply with the prevailing governmental guidelines of the location of the internship site may be completed in part or wholly on-site.
- Internship course instructors: Are encouraged to be flexible in the required number of hours to be completed on-site, allowing for remote work and other assignments to be completed to meet credit expectations. Alternative work should be aligned with learning goals for the internship. Students who are in a vulnerable or at-risk group or are involved in the personal care for someone in this category should be allowed an alternative educational experience to meet program requirements. Internship instructors should coordinate with internship student and internship site on ways to adjust internship if necessary. Internship academic instructors may consult with the Community and Business Engagement Office for additional guidance.
Internships (Off Campus) Guidelines
- Remote internships that students may complete from home are preferred.
- Internships may be completed in part or wholly on-site if the internship placement site is in compliance with governmental COVID-19 prevention guidelines for that location.
- Internship course instructors: Are encouraged to be flexible in the required number of hours to be completed on-site, allowing for remote work and other assignments to be completed to meet credit expectations. Alternative work should be aligned with learning goals for the internship.
- Students who are in a vulnerable or at-risk group or are involved in the personal care for someone in this category should be allowed an alternative educational experience to meet program requirements.
- Internship instructors should coordinate with internship student and internship site on ways to adjust internship if necessary.
- Internship academic instructors may consult with the Community and Business Engagement Office for additional guidance.
Classrooms, Labs, and Studios
In-person instruction based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
For in-person classes, room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines
Cleaning supplies will be available to self-clean surfaces as needed (ex: as you enter the class).
Labs and Research Space
Research activities approved by the Dean and/or designee permitted based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
Laboratory capacities are based on room size and current social distancing guidelines and safe laboratories practices
Surface cleaning conducted following each laboratory activity
Faculty Office Hours and Student Meetings
- In-person meetings in faculty offices should be limited to one student per meeting.
- In-person meetings in conference rooms or classrooms permitted for more than one student permitted based on room size and current social distancing guidelines
- It is recommended that faculty clean touch-point surfaces following each meeting
- Virtual student meetings recommended when current social distancing guidelines cannot be met.
Library and Study Spaces
The library is open and accessible from the L1 Main Place and the L1 corridor.
- The Lounge immediately outside the security gates is open for use.
- Computers are available for use.
- Study rooms are open
- The library is open for in-person service, and the library staff will continue to offer support online as well.
- There are changes throughout the library to accommodate social distancing requirements and masks are required.
- Archives will be closed until late in July for renovations. If you need to use the archives, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
You can use the following rooms without a reservation:
- Grnq D101
- Grnq D103
- Moln L116
- Moln L149
- Moln L161
- Moln L212
- Moln L216
- Moln L317
- Moln L322
You can use these rooms with a reservation:
- Grnq D107
- Grnq D109
- Moln L112
- Moln L114
- Moln L140
- Moln L142
- Rita L128
The following three rooms may be reserved around scheduled classes
- SCTR L121 Hickory Room
- SCTR L125 Spruce Room
- SCTR L127 Poplar Room
To reserve a room, go to the Logins page and click on EMS Web. Use the same user name and password as you log on to other Parkside accounts. Also, an email to email@example.com and we can make the reservation.
TechBar: Computer and Hotspot Checkout
How to check out a computer or hotspot
- Contact the TechBar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-595-2444), tell the person of your need for a laptop or hotspot or both.
- CTS staff will make a ticket for this and set an appointment with you to stop by the Tech Bar – (WYLL L101) to pick the equipment up.
- You need to bring your Ranger ID or Driver’s License when you come to pick up the equipment.
- A checkout is created in our Web Check Out system with your information and a return date (typically the end of the semester).
- You will need to sign into the laptop with your Parkside credentials so that your profile gets created. CTS Tech Bar staff will assist with this process.
- If there are any problems with the equipment while you are using it, contact the TechBar
- CTS Staff will reach out at the end of the semester to see if you need to renew the checkout or make an appointment to return the equipment.
- If at any time you want or need to return the equipment or exchange the equipment, you should just contact the TechBar at 262-595-2444 to make an appointment.
- Only approved student residents allowed to live on campus.
- Regular messaging to residents about public health guidelines and hygiene practices.
- Single residents spaced out to single rooms with most buildings closed.
- No guests allowed.
- Gathering spaces (indoor and outdoor, including playgrounds), and fitness areas closed.
- Isolation rooms available (includes food delivery)
- Frequent cleaning of high touch areas in public spaces.
- Hand sanitizer stations spaced throughout public areas.
- Employees who engage directly with resident/public checked for symptoms.
- Group programming limited and social distancing maintained.
- Symptom checking of residents on a periodic basis with guidance/assistance of Student Health and Counseling.
- Signage and barrier to support social distancing at service desks and employees wear face coverings.
Brickstone Grill and Eatery
HOURS (through July 30)
Weekdays | 9:30 am-12:30 pm
Sun-Tue | 10 am-2 pm and 5-7 pm
Select platforms will be open and rotated for the summer, along with weekly highlights.
Grill Out Wednesdays are back this summer on The Terrace!
Delicious Heat at Home Meals are available to purchase and eat later.
New! Summer Dining Plan this year for students, faculty, staff and interns.
Please visit the link below for updates regarding dining specials and hours.
Student Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-10 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 9:30 am-9:30 pm
What we are doing to prevent the spread of COVID-19
requiring that both customers and employees wear face coverings.
signs to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart, including outside when in line, and in store check-out lines.
disinfecting carts and baskets after each usage.
limiting the number of customers so that a 6-foot distance can be easily maintained.
providing hand sanitizer at checkout counters, entrance/exit, and ATM locations
established one-way aisles to support physical distancing
discouraging bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles.
installed clear plastic partitions between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 ft. of distance.
making regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines.
- delivering products through curbside pick-up or delivery when feasible
- set an established daily window of time for high-risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds.
CLUBS, ORGS, AND ACTIVITIES
Student clubs and organizations are encouraged to meet online. (At this time, rooms are not available to reserve.)
Common spaces are available on campus where your student orgs and clubs could meet taking the best precautions and following social distancing guidelines.
- Stay six feet apart
- Wear masks
- Wash hands or sanitize often
We invite you to read the Midnight Ranger weekly email for updates on events, and other campus activities. We also encourage you to bookmark the Midnight Ranger page for your convenience, as it gets updated daily.
If you are interested in learning more about the student orgs and activites, please visit the Student Orgs webpage (link below) and attend the Student Org Showcase where you have the opportunity to meet others in the organizations. Follow us on Facebook to learn more!
Please contact Amanda Balistreri if you have any questions or concerns | email@example.com
Recreation, Intramurals, Sports and Activity Center
Sports & Activity Center workout facilities (Strength & Conditioning Center/Wellness Center)
- Re-opening date, protocols and facility schedules can be found on our web page.
- The facilities will open in 55-minute time blocks, with 5-minute periods in between to accommodate cleaning protocols
- Individuals are required to check in before entering the facilities, including temperature checks and health screening
- Face masks will be required
- Capacity is limited to 15 individuals per facility
Keep an eye out for more information about campus activities and outdoor/virtual intramural options, intramurals and recreation activities will start as of the spring 2021 semester. Please reach out to Jason Cooper for questions regarding intramurals.
Sports & Activity Center/Athletics offices and employees
- Employees required to wear face masks
- Employees complete daily health screening
- Social distancing protocols should be adhered to at all times
- Staff clean surfaces after uses
Parkside Athletics competitions
- In conjunction with decisions made by NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Parkside Athletics has started competition as of Jan. 1, 2021.
- Stay up-to-date by visiting ParksideRangers.com.
- Certain outdoor activities may resume pending Department of Athletics approval and in adherence with safety protocols. For more information on external facility rentals, please contact Events and Operations Coordinator Ryan Ridley.
Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course
- Runners and hikers are required to practice social distancing protocols
Custodial teams throughout campus are following recommendations published by the CDC and EPA for products used for cleaning and disinfecting.
In addition, they have placed signage to remind us all to follow safety guidelines:
- Global Cases | John Hopkins
- UW-Parkside website
- The CDC website
- Wisconsin Department of Health Services website
- Kenosha County Division of Health
- Kenosha COVID-19 Response
- Kenosha County Health
- Racine County COVID-19
- Central Racine County Health Department
- National Resource Directory
- Local Resource Directory
- Mobile Market | Hunger Task Force
- Food Resource | Extension Kenosha Co
- UW System COVID-19 Preparedness
- How to Protect Yourself | CDC
Resource suggestion or request?
CONTINUE TO PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE
Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Face coverings and 6 feet of social distancing are required in all public areas of the UW-Parkside campus.
- People who feel sick should stay at home, and contact their medical provider.