Phased Restart - Faculty and Staff

We look forward to opening UW-Parkside as soon as we can and in the safest way possible. The challenge is that all of us who remained safe at home can still become ill if we move too quickly or act without an achievable plan in place. In order to preserve the progress made during Safer at Home, we have developed a plan to safely reopen UW-Parkside. 

In order to safely open our campus, it is imperative we all follow the guidelines below. Ranger Restart is set up in three phases.

 

Current Phase

Phase 1

The UW-Parkside is now in Phase 1, the orange phase, using operation guidelines developed by the Ranger Restart Planning Committee. Please note in Phase 1:

  • Most work will continue to occur away from campus, with limited exceptions.
  • For those who will be able to return to campus, this process will be gradual and begin primarily with research activities.
  • Telecommuting should continue for most employees.
  • Accommodations should be made for high-risk individuals.
  • Students will not be on campus.

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phases 2 and 3.
 

Note: While we hope to only progress forward through the phases, circumstances may require us to go back to a previous phase.

Phase 1

Gatherings

  • Gatherings limited to no more than 10 people.  Flexiblilty will be allowed for larger venues that can accommodate proper social distancing. Room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required to be worn in all public areas.

Social Distancing

  • At least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals. 

Campus Access 

  • Access to the main complex will only be allowed thru the Rita main entrance by using the ID card swipe. All other entrances will remain locked.
  • Students requiring access will need to seek approval in order to get their names added to the ID swipe system.

Visitors on Campus (excludes students)

  •  Generally, visitors will not be allowed on campus. If need be, the visitor will need to be pre-approved.
  •  Visitors are required to check in to the Police Department.
  •  No congregating in waiting rooms or lobbies.
  •  Maintain visitor log for tracing efforts.

Vulnerable Populations 

  • Avoid physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible. 
  • Employer may ask questions to determine whether an employee needs an accommodation.
  • Explore alternative accommodations that may allow the employee to perform the essential functions of the position. 

Testing 

  • Testing for COVID-19 required for any known case or known contact (anybody at the University who spent at least 15 minutes within 6 feet of the case) be quarantined and tested. 

Travel 

  • In general, travel is not allowed. (University travel not allowed thru the end of Summer. Only essential travel will be allowed approved on a case by case basis.)
  • Approved by appropriate VC or Dean using the travel exception process. 
  • If approved follow designated guidelines.

Staffing 

  • Encourage employees to continue to work remotely. Departments should maintain only minimal staffing on campus to perform essential functions and provide essential support for students.
  • Encourage flexible working arrangements such as rotating shifts. Departments should consider operating with no more than 50% of normal staffing levels at any one time.

Common Spaces 

  • 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. 

Offices 

  • Regularly disinfect high-touch areas (e.g., door handles, buttons/switches, handrails, check-out counters, restroom surfaces, etc.).
  • Do not congregate. 

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

Read full HR Guidelines

The Workforce

  • Encourage employees to continue to work remotely. Departments should maintain only minimal staffing on campus to perform essential functions and provide essential support for students. Staggered approach to staffing Employees will be required to wear masks, as well as the practice of social distancing, handwashing and sanitation. SEE HR GUIDELINES for more information.

Employee Assistance

  • As governments ease stay-at-home restrictions, and we enter a new phase of the pandemic, employers are requiring employees to return to work. This undoubtedly has caused heightened stress and anxiety in many people, which can be a very serious, even disabling, matter for some employees. Our EAP Services center is open 24/7.  
  • To access this benefit please click on the link at https://www.feieap.com/ The UW password is SOWI. 

Working Remotely 

  • Telecommuting will continue certain approved jobs. However, we anticipate remote arrangements may be temporary. UWP will create and implement a telecommuting policy designed to provide the flexibility required to meet the needs of the workforce. Essential workers may begin to transition back to work. A list of essential workers will be identified by the Chancellor's Cabinet. 

Connecting Virtually 

Employee Considerations

  • Employees who are unable to telecommute or unable to work may have leave options available. Acrrued sick leave or vacation time may be available. Employees who are unable to work for personal reasons should contact HR for availale leave options and/or potential accommodations.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

Athletic Events

  • Athletic Events have been canceled for the remainder of the academic year. 

Athletic Events/External Rentals

  • Low Risk activities including but not limited to tennis, pickle ball, and disc golf may resume. Athletic Events and external rentals have been canceled until further notice. 
  • Gatherings limited to no more than 10 people. Flexiblilty will be allowed for larger venue that can accommodate proper social distancing. Room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines. 

Wood Road Field 

  • Closed to all events until further notice.

Soccer Fields 

  • Closed to all events until further notice.

Case Softball Complex/Red Oberbrunner Field 

  • Closed to all events until further notice.

Wayne E Dannehl National Cross Country Course/ Outdoor Track 

  • Closed to all events until further notice.
  • Outdoor TrackClosed to all events until further notice. Runners/Hikers must practice social distancing.

SAC Offices

  • At least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals. 
  • Regularly disinfect high-touch areas. 

De Simone Gym 

  • Closed to all events until further notice.

Petretti Fieldhouse

  • Open at limited capacity only for team/athlete use based on NCAA/GLIAC/State/Local recommendations 
  • Closed to all events until further notice.

Strength & Conditioning/Wellness Centers

  • Open at 1/2 capacity and occupants must practice social distancing 
  • Staff cleans surfaces after every use.
  • Employees screened daily and wear masks.

Athletic Training Room

  • Open for 1 on 1 treatments by appointment only.
  • Facility is cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • Athletic Training staff and students should wear face coverings.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • Online instruction with limited exceptions approved by the Dean and/or designee based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
  • If in-person classes are held, room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines
  • If in-person classes are held, at least 6-feet of separation should be maintained between individuals. 
  • Face coverings must be worn in all classrooms
  • Daily deep cleaning by custodial staff.
  • Cleaning supplies will be availabe to self-clean surfaces as needed (ex: as you enter the class).
  • Attendance taking is required to facilite contact tracing should the need arise.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • It is anticipated that the Student Center will remain closed through July 31, 2020.
  • It is anticipated that Dining Services will reopen Monday, August 17, 2020.
  • Retail establishments create a safe environment for customers and staff with both customers and employees wear face coverings.
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart , including outside when in line, and in store check out lines.  
  • Assign an employee to disinfect carts and baskets after each usage.
  • Maximum number of patrons must be such that a 6-foot distance between patrons and employees can be easily maintained (1 person per 120 ft.).
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters, entrance/exit, and atm locations
  • Limit purchase quantities on certain goods selling out quickly; this will help maintain ability to meet needs of patrons and limit crowds and lines.
  • Set an established daily window of time for high risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds.  
  • One-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Discourage bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles.  
  • Staff may only come closer than 6 feet when accepting payment or delivering goods or services if wearing face coverings.
  • Install clear plastic partitions between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 ft. of distance.  
  • Deliver products through curbside pick-up or delivery when feasible
  • Make regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines. 

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • All events held on campus are canceled until further notice.
  • Gatherings limited to no more than 10 people. Flexiblilty will be allowed for larger venue that can accommodate proper social distancing. Room capacity is based on room size and current social distancing guidelines.
  • General public and employers take extreme caution. 
  • May provide accommodations to high-risk employees. 
  • Minimize face-to-face interactions with others (e.g., install partitions, etc.)
  • High-contact businesses can operate under strict protocols. 
  • Self monitor symptoms before any business interactions.
  • Certification must be displayed to the public.

 

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • All staff who can work remotely should continue to do so.  
  • No groups larger than 10. Meals, breaks and meetings should be staggered to allow for social distancing. 
  • No more than 2 employees working in one area at a time, unless needed for safety reasons.  
  • Shared tools should be sanitized after use.
  • Employees should regularly sanitize high-touch areas of campus.
  • Employees should sanitize vehicle/equipment door handles, steering wheel, and other areas touched, when returning a vehicle for others to use. 
  • Increase building ventilation rates.
  • Increase outside air percentage that circulates.

Campus Project Contractors/Consultants

  • Contractors working on campus construction projects are responsible for adhering to CDC guidelines relative to reporting and responding to suspected COVID-19 cases.

State Project Contractors/Consultants

  • Contractors working on State construction projects are responsible for adhering to guidelines provided by the Department of Administration, Division of Facilities Development and Management.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • Virtual meetings for student meetings recommended.
  • In-person meetings should be limited to one student per meeting.
  • It is recommended that faculty clean touch-point surfaces following each meeting.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • Order/take-and-go options only, limited hours service available at Brickstone Grill & Eatery only, all other dining facilities closed.
  • No catering events allowed.
  • Symptom checking of employees.
  • Staff wear face coverings.
  • No self-service buffet, meals plated and dropped at central pick up area, utensils distributed individually with food. 
  • Stagger workstations so workers can maintain a 6 ft. distance and do not face one another.
  • UW-Parkside payment system is largely touchless and cashless. Associates that do operate a POS regularly sanitize the workstation and their hands between handling cards and cash. Plexiglas shield will be installed at POS stations.
  • Staff must sanitize hands between handling payment options and food/containers. 
  • UW Parkside dining services will provide pre order and take-and-go only following Kenosha County Health Department regulations and CDC guidelines.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • 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.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

  • Only research activities approved by the Dean and/or designee permitted based upon the ability to maintain safety for students, staff, and faculty.
  • Lab capacity will be based on a minimum of 350 square feet per occupant.
  • Surface cleaning conducted following each laboratory activity.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

Student Health, Counseling and Disability: Patient Considerations 

  • Advise patients to make online appointments or call before coming to the SHS for nursing or provider visits. 
  • Develop processes to limit student contact with SHS computers/keypads. Have students complete and submit forms (health history, immunizations, consents, etc.) in the patient portal or utilize EMR templates. 
  • Continue to utilize telemedicine visits and provide students with options for telemedicine or telephone consults when appropriate. In particular, students with conditions placing them at higher risk for complications from COVID-19 should be encouraged to seek care via telemedicine. 
  • Develop an online or telephone process for patient check-in, if possible. 
  • Update triage protocols incorporating telehealth options. 
  • Update screening forms to include chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, anosmia, dysgeusia, and any other COVID-19 symptoms. 
  • Screen all patients for respiratory symptoms and check temperature (ideally with infrared or laser devices) before entering the clinic.
  • Develop protocols for managing patients with acute respiratory symptoms that include masking the patient, quickly rooming the patient, limiting and tracking the number of staff who enter the room, limiting the movement of the patient throughout the SHS, and cleaning of spaces where the patient was present. 
  • Avoid use of nebulizers and peak flow measurements which can generate additional aerosols. 
  • Require all patients to wear face masks (or cloth face coverings if adequate face masks are not available). 
  • Prohibit visitors, children, or accompanying guests who are not receiving care or services from entering the facility. 
  • Develop relationship and agreement with local emergency departments (ED) to accept ill patients requiring a higher level of care. 
  • Develop a plan for students with respiratory symptoms who need transportation to SHS, housing, or local hospitals. 
  • Develop a communications plan involving the campus communications office, outlining key messages such as how to access care and schedule appointments and which visits should be in person versus virtual. Use a variety of platforms including websites, social media, and signage. Involve as many campus entities as possible in communicating these messages (housing, dining, recreation, etc.). 

Student Health, Counseling and Disability: Facility Considerations 

  • Make all efforts to segregate waiting areas for ill and well patient visits. If separate waiting rooms are not available, consider placing a tent outside or identifying a satellite space for patients with respiratory symptoms. Deploy signage providing clear guidance on how to proceed. 
  • Reconfigure all waiting and other clinic areas to promote physical distancing. 
  • Implement signage throughout the SHS communicating reasons for physical distancing. 
  • Ensure adequate alcohol-based (at least 60%) hand sanitizer, face masks (or coverings if masks are not available), tissues, and closed bins for disposal are available. 
  • Provide Plexiglas/clear barriers between reception staff and waiting areas. 
  • Develop protocols for environmental management including clinic cleaning and decontamination. 

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Phase 1

Student Housing

  • 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.

 

Phase-2

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 2.
 

Phase-3

We will be following the gating criteria used by surrounding counties to determine when we will move to Phase 3.
 

Next Phases

 

Phase-2
Phase-3

At this time, there is no way to know how quickly we may be able to move from one phase to another or if conditions may require a return to an earlier, more restrictive phase. 

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.

 

Training Videos

All UW-Parkside students, faculty, and staff are encourage to watch these 5-minute COVID information videos.

General Covid-19 Training

General Training on Covid-19

Ranger Restart Employee Training

Training Specific to UW-Parkside

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