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01/12/2022
UPDATES AND INFORMATION
Campus Closed Monday, January 17
Campus will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.
COVID PROTOCOL UPDATE
We wanted to take this opportunity to update you regarding our COVID-19 processes. As we have done throughout the pandemic, UW-Parkside continues to follow CDC and local public health guidance as we monitor the high transmission and infection rates of COVID-19 and the omicron variant in our region. First and foremost, if you are not feeling well, please stay home, regardless of vaccination status.
 
Masks
We are still requiring all faculty, staff, and students to wear masks while inside any buildings or facilities on campus.  That requirement will continue until further notice.
 
Updated Isolation Recommendations
Individuals who test positive and have symptoms will be asked to isolate for 10 days per Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local public health. Individuals who test positive and do not have symptoms will be asked to isolate for 5 days.
 
Updated Quarantine Recommendations
(for those who have been exposed to Covid19)
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: 
  • Should test weekly - Testing is available in the Ranger Clinic.
  • 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 covid19, 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.
 
Following an exposure to Covid19everyone, regardless of vaccination status should:
  • Get tested for Covid19 on day 5, if possible, after exposure, AND
  • Quarantine immediately if any symptoms develop until they receive a negative Covid19 test confirming symptoms are not attributable to Covid19.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you are exempt for testing for 90 days. Athletes may have a different protocol from NCAA or GLIAC.
 
For more information 
 
Why the changes?
What is different today than at the beginning of the pandemic is the fact that we have highly effective vaccines and boosters available to protect against serious illness and hospitalization.  We encourage all employees who are eligible and able to receive the vaccine to do so
   
If you have not been vaccinated, or are ready for your booster, here are several options:
  • Call the Student Health & Counseling Center at (262) 595-2366 to schedule an appointment.
  • Visit www.vaccines.gov to locate a vaccine clinic near you.
 
If you have already been vaccinated, please upload your record of vaccination to MyChart as soon as possible. 
 
Spring Semester Update 
University administration is working with local health officials to monitor the current spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant and is discussing spring semester guidelines.  We will continue to communicate with our campus community and will let faculty, staff, and students know if any changes are made to those guidelines.
 
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to our COVID-19 protocols. Our goal is to ensure a safe and supportive environment for you, your peers, our faculty and staff, and campus guests. 

Dr. Sheronda Glass                             Dr. Renee Kirby
Human Resources                                 Student Health and Counseling Center
Special New Years Message: Re-Solutions
Andrew Gavin, UW-Parkside Athletic Director
The new year always brings opportunities to reflect, recharge, and reset. I am not generally one for resolutions and sometimes think New Years is arbitrarily forced as a time for change. However, as New Year's Day approached, I found myself thinking more than ever before about resolutions, I think because I was hopeful that 2022 would truly be different.

CSSPS to host community day for crime scene investigation | Jan 16
The Criminal Justice Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is offering a community day centered around its Critical Thinking in Death Scene Investigation course. This course is being offered by Dr. Jana Marie Truesdell, a professor in Cultural and Social Anthropology with an emphasis in Forensic Anthropology. 

The community day event will be on Sunday, January 16, from 2-3:30 pm in the Black Box Theater. Visitors will have an opportunity to walk through the stage and learn from experts in the field on determining the cause of death in the crime scene. Learn more about the Truth in a Nutshell community day and register at uwp.edu/nutshell. 

Dr. Truesdell is a member of the Kenosha community with over nine years of experience in the field, working in conjunction with the Medical Examiner’s office in southeast Wisconsin. Her experience and passion for this area of study has been instrumental in her sensemaking for this one-of-a-kind course. 

“Investigation and critical thinking are important aspects of life, and the more you can hone in on these skills the better,” said Dr. Truesdell. “Television series and movies have sensationalized this field of work and people don’t always have the practical understanding of these investigative practices. This course will allow students to better understand what’s factual and possible beyond the realm of fiction.”

Distinguished Alumni Awards - nominations NOW OPEN!
It’s the most wonderful time of year… to nominate an alum for UW-Parkside's 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards! 
 
The UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Awards celebrate and honor the rich legacy of learning and accomplishments by those graduates who have excelled in performed exemplary service to the community. 
 
Do you know an alum who is deserving of this award? UW-Parkside is accepting nominations for its 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Deadline for nominations is February 4, 2022. 
 

A FEW MORE THINGS...
Upcoming Events
Coffee with the Cabinet
Mar 15 | 9-10 am
Library Commons
Chancellor's Open Office Hours

  • January 26
  • February 17
  • March 23
  • April 27

all appointments are from 12-1 pm and are 15 min

Alumni Day at the Games
Jan 22 |  12:30 pm

Calling all alumni! Join us Alumni Days at the games for a VIP Rangers experience at the basketball double header on January 22. This family friendly event will include tickets to the games, food, activities, socialization and more!

Get Tested!
Get Vaccinated!
Get Boosted!
Heading home for the holidays or gathering with family? Don't forget that COVID-19 testing is available for all faculty and staff (regardless of vaccination status.)

COVID19 testing is available in Ranger Hall for all faculty, staff, and students. Clinic hours are:

M,W,F 9 am-5 pm


Looking to get your vaccine or booster? Reach out to the Student Health and Counseling Center to set up an appointment!

Student Health and Counseling or call 262-595-2366
Bookstore Deals!
The bookstore is offering 20% off performance wear for the month of January. Stop down to the student center for visit parksidegear.com to get yours!
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