If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
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. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth, and wash your hands after touching your face.
Generally, most individuals will be able to maintain hand hygiene by properly washing their hands with soap and water from restroom and department sinks. In situations where access to soap and water is not feasible, business managers may request hand sanitizer through the University Stores site. When ordering hand sanitizer from University Stores, please save and return any empty hand sanitizer bottles you have, as our supply of gel hand sanitizer is in bulk, and we can refill and reuse them.
Hand sanitizing stations are positioned at building entrances and some other high-traffic areas. Employees and students should “tap-in and tap- out,” using hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting buildings and offices. If you identify a hand sanitizer station that is inoperable, please submit a work order or contact the Facilities Management office at x2200. Campus- provided hand sanitizer solutions align with the CDC guidelines for hand hygiene.
Please note, the FDA has released information regarding risk of methanol contamination in certain hand sanitizers. The hand sanitizer product used in the dispensing stations at UW-Stout do NOT fall into this list of restricted products. We will continue to monitor this FDA information for any changes and updates.
For information on the hand sanitizer product used on campus, please reference this EcoLab Concentrated Foam Hand Sanitizer Safety Data Sheet. To ease concerns about gluten allergies, this product is also Gluten Free.
Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
The University of Wisconsin-Stout has contracted with “FEI” to provide assistance to employees needing mental health care, financial consulting, legal advice, and other resources that promote a healthy work/life balance. Employees and members of their household may call 1-866-274- 4723 (24 hours a day, every day of the year) to receive services. Additional access to FEI is available through the FEI website. Please log in with the username: SOWI.
Privacy is strictly protected within legal limits. Information about your contact with FEI will not be released without your prior consent except in cases of imminent threat or harm, or when abuse of a child or vulnerable adult may be occurring.
The Counseling Center provides support to students in a confidential setting. Students are encouraged to contact the Counseling center to schedule an appointment by calling (715) 232-2468.
Staff, faculty and students are also all encouraged to use SilverCloud - an online, self-guided, interactive resource to help manage day-to-day stresses and anxiety, improve resilience, and reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety.