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.
following exposure to COVID-19
People who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine and have not yet received a booster dose should quarantine for 5 days following exposure and wear a well-fitting mask when around other people for an additional 5 days.
People who meet one of the following criteria do not need to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, but should wear a well-fitted mask when around other people for 10 days:
- Have completed their primary mRNA vaccines series within the last 6 months, OR
- Have been fully vaccinated with a J&J vaccine within the last two months, OR
- Have received a booster more than two weeks prior to the exposure.
for those who test positive
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.
Limit physical interactions with high-risk individuals as much as possible. High-risk employees may seek special accommodations.