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UW-Superior Community and Visitor Guidelines

UW-Superior is committed to doing everything possible to protect the health and safety of all students, faculty and staff in the COVID-19 pandemic world. Please contact us if you have any questions and someone from our Spring 2021 Planning Team will be in touch with you.   

If you are planning a visit to campus, please call campus offices or buildings to verify hours and availability. Face coverings (such as masks or face shields for those who need an accommodation) are required in all indoor public spaces with limited exceptions and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible. 

To ensure everyone’s safety, we ask that you do not visit campus if you have any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. Symptoms may appear between 2-14 days after contact and may include one or more of the following: 

  • Fever of 100.4 F or feeling feverish  

  • Cough  

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing  

  • Chills  

  • Muscle pain  

  • Sore throat  

  • Loss of taste or smell  

  • Headache 

  • Fatigue  

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms 

Information by Visitor Type

In order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, UW-Superior is working hard to limit external exposures from those outside the immediate UW-Superior community. To do so, we have implemented various procedures for various types of visitors. In all instances, it is important that visitors connect with the campus department they plan to visit in advance. 

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Campus Tour Guests

For families seeking opportunities to visit campus, please visit the Admissions Campus Tours page for information on options to safely visit campus in person or virtually. 

Residence Hall Guests

Guests are not permitted in the residence halls except for those assisting the student during the initial move-in process. Guests from other residence halls will not be permitted in halls in which they do not live. For additional information regarding guests in residence hall facilities, please visit the UW-Superior Living on Campus page. 

Cafeteria Guests

Currently our cafeteria areas are only open to employees and students. Please continue to check our website for updated information. 

Vendor and Invited Guests

This type of visitor includes a person, who is not a UW-Superior employee, that is on campus to perform a business purpose. Vendors/invited guests doing business on campus are required to complete a Vendor/Invited Guest Registration Form on a daily basis. Please coordinate with your campus contact/host for questions on this registration process. The purpose of this registration process is to provide the campus with daily knowledge of campus guests and to support contact tracing/tracking during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Delivery personnel are not considered a vendor and are not required to complete this registration. Vendors with multiple employees reporting to campus are only required to complete one form per day (every employee is NOT required to complete a registration form individually). 

Events and Event Exemption Request Form

During the spring 2021 semester, campus sponsored programs/events will be limited to current faculty, staff, and students. This applies to both on-campus and off-site events. On-campus events will be capped at 50 people indoors and 75 people outdoors, and they must adhere to all social distancing and face covering requirements. UW-Superior sponsored events that occur off-site will adhere to participant maximums, social distancing and face covering requirements. The UW-Superior Recovery Team will continue to monitor the situation please review the website for updated information. 

Individuals or departments that would like to request an exemption to the campus sponsored programs/events guidelines, must submit an Event Exemption Request Form for review and approval. No events or programs intended for an external/public audience will be hosted on-campus. 

Departments or units may bring in an external speaker to present to campus stakeholders. External speakers should complete the Vendor/Invited Guest Registration Form the day of their visit. The purpose of this registration process is to provide the campus with daily knowledge of campus guests and to support contact tracing/tracking during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Guidelines for spring semester events will be determined at a later time. 

Visitor Health and Safety Requirements

Our health and safety requirements are aligned with local and state orders, along with guidance from the federal government, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WI Department of Health Services, American College Health Association, and members of the UW-Superior Recovery Planning Team. Please note that as our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, we will be posting the latest updates on our website. 

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Face Masks/Face Coverings

Face coverings (such as masks or face shields for those who need an accommodation) are required in all indoor public spaces with limited exceptions and strongly encouraged outside when physical distancing is not possible.

If you do not have a mask upon visiting campus, a disposable mask will be provided at the Yellowjacket Union front desk. Campus tour guests who do not have a mask will be provided one in the Admissions Office.   

Social Distancing and Clear Barriers

COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets that can extend about 3-6 feet when an infected individual coughs, talks or sneezes. Maintaining a distance of six feet from others is the best way to prevent COVID-19 exposure and slow its spread. We have also installed clear barriers/sneeze guards in areas where it is impossible to maintain the required social distance between individuals.  

Additional Personal Health and Safety Practices

  • Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene: Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Immediately wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer.  

  • Handwashing: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face.  

  • Hand Sanitizer: If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Offices have hand sanitizer available during your visit and hand sanitizing stations are positioned at building entrances and other high-traffic areas. Visitors should “tap-in and tap-out,” using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting buildings and offices.  

  • Public Spaces: Please carefully follow signage or verbal instructions provided for the use of public areas such as restrooms, elevators, waiting areas, etc.