Stay healthy this year

Staying healthy is key to a safe, successful academic year. Many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, both across the state and on UW-Stevens Point campuses. Yet COVID cases continue, so it's important to continue taking precautions, especially when COVID-19 community levels are high. Know your risk and take steps to reduce it.

UW-Stevens Point monitors diseases and works with local and state health officials to keep our campus communities safe. On this site, you'll find information about vaccines, testing, staying home when sick and staying safe. See the Communication tab for campus procedures and the latest updates.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help individuals decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high.  Levels are determined by looking at three metrics, hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

Take Precautions Based on Community Level

 Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.  

The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are top priorities at UW-Stevens Point. We are committed to addressing concerns regarding COVID-19 and will continue to provide information on how we are slowing the spread on our campus.


Faculty and Staff

What's new

  • Testing: Information on how to order free rapid testing kits through USPS for residential/apartment livingTesting Protocol Flow Chart (2-28-22)

  • In Communications - face covering mandate extended through March 18, testing update, vaccine information

  • In Vaccination FAQs - where to find a vaccine and answers to common questions

Find additional information and resources on this site, including how UW-Stevens Point is protecting students, faculty and staff members, visitors and the community.

Learn more from the following sources

Student Health Service

State health line
Call 211 or text COVID19 to 211-211 for questions about the coronavirus disease.

We are making space and service updates to maintain hygiene safety and physical distancing best practices in six ways:

icon Physical distancing
By modifying shared spaces with staggered seating and buffer zones, employees can continue to operate in the workplace while maintaining a healthy physical distance from colleagues and visitors.
icon Increased sanitization
We’ve implemented heightened cleaning measures to ensure the health and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff members. We are disinfecting common areas more frequently and are providing sanitization products (e.g. hand sanitizer).
icon Behavioral signage
New cleaning standards and capacity protocols will be reinforced with strategically placed signage and wayfinding—friendly reminders that the well-being of our university community depends on all of us to do our part.
icon Face coverings, masks and hygiene
Good hand hygiene and use of appropriate face coverings will be essential to minimize the risk of person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.
icon Consistent communication
Sharing of timely, accurate and pertinent information will be essential to engaging the UW-Stevens Point community in measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our campus community.
icon Health monitoring and contact tracing
Students and employees are required to complete a screening tool daily when on any campus to attest that they have no symptoms of COVID. In the event of an outbreak on campus, the local Division of Public Health will be responsible for contact tracing.