University Housing Health Updates

UW-Stout University Housing health policies and procedures during the Fall 2022 semester.
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On-Campus Health and Safety

Living on-campus provides students with access to campus resources, staff, and peers to promote your health and success as a UW-Stout student. We are committed to keeping the residence halls a healthy and safe space for residents to live and learn, our shared effort to hold ourselves and our peers accountable to the guidance and protocols outlined below will help us achieve our goal.

By moving into your assigned room in University Housing, you understand and acknowledge that there are risks associated with communal living and, as in any shared living environment, those risks include potential exposure to contagious viruses, including the coronavirus. Residents are expected to fully comply with the expectations, protocols and guidelines outlined in this document. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action, however every reasonable effort will be made to gain voluntary cooperation before engaging in the formal disciplinary process.

We hope to continue to provide you with the most current information we have available.  This page is designed to offer on-campus residents, and their families and friends, a better picture of what they can expect from University Housing and living on-campus. Please continue to check this website and your university e-mail daily.

Vaccines and Boosters

Facemask Guidelines

  • We encourage you to bring several comfortable and well-fitting masks to use if needed.
  • The decision to wear a mask is a personal one. No one should face repercussions for their personal decision to mask or not mask.
  • We encourage you to consider wearing a well-fitting mask if you are sick or test positive for COVID-19. (See additional guidance about testing positive for COVID-19 below)
  • Campus has provided facemasks that are available at your residence hall front desk.

Testing for COVID-19

  • A Covid testing site will not be available on campus. 
  • We encourage you to bring tests from home or obtain tests through your insurance provider.
  • At-home antigen tests will be provided at your residence hall front desk. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, we encourage you to ask a floormate or friend to get one for you from the desk.
  • You may also schedule a PCR test at or Please note that insurance information may be required.
  • Thermometers will be available at your residence hall front desk.
  • If you are a student and need to see a health care provider, Student Health Services, operated by Prevea Health is available on campus at 103 1st Ave W (North Campus).  Call 715-232-1314 for an appointment. 

Isolation in Place

Guidance for COVID-19 positive individuals and well roommate(s). 

Students who test positive for COVID-19 are encouraged to isolate off-campus.

If this is not possible, these are some guidelines for isolating with a well-roommate.  It is important to remember that students living with roommates who become ill with many different communicable diseases remain in shared living areas. 

Both Roommates:

  • Mask with a good quality mask when you are in the room together.
  • Use ventilating fans or air purifiers to increase air circulation.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces (door knob, light switch, tables, faucets, etc) daily.
  • Use your own hand and face towels
  • If you share a bathroom, clean sinks often.  Use a tote so personal items such as toothbrushes are not touching shared surfaces. 
  • Do not invite any guests into your room during isolation. 
  • Move your beds away as far as possible from each other. Consider sleeping facing away from one another even sleeping in opposite directions (head to toe) to create extra distance. 
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after contacting shared surfaces. 

Roommate with COVID-19:

  • Use a single bathroom if it is an option.
  • Follow the CDC guidance for ending isolation.  Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | CDC
  • Contact Student Health Service for questions on how to treat your symptoms 7152321314. 
  • If you live in a residence hall, order recovery meals from dining using the Transact Mobile Ordering App.  You will need a roommate or friend to pick the meals up for you. 
  • Email your professors regarding your COVID-19 status.

Well Roommate:

  • You may still go to class and activities. 
  • Minimize time spent in your room.  Take advantage of other study spaces on campus.
  • Test frequently.  Best time to test is 5 days after exposure or with any symptoms.  The front desk of residence halls and the Dean of Students office have free home COVID-19 test kits while supplies last. 
  • Mask if you develop any symptoms.  If you test positive, follow the CDC guidance.  Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | CDC


Recovery Meals

  • If a student is ill and unable to come to the cafeteria to eat meals, they have the option to purchase a meal through Dining Services. Students placing orders will utilize the Transact Mobile Ordering App and will be picked up by a roommate or friend. 
  • Recovery meals may be ordered during the following times: 7:00am-9:30am, and 10:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday, 10:00am-1:00pm, and 4:00pm-6:00pm Saturday-Sunday. University Dining Services will prepare the meals in the Price Commons Cafeteria.  Students ordering meals will indicate the name of the person picking up the meal for them.
  • Students will be charged Dining Dollars prices for meals purchased. Breakfast meals will be $2, and Lunch and Dinner meals will be $3. Meals purchased will include a frozen, microwaveable meal, a bottle of water, choice of 3 sides, and a choice of additional beverage. 
  • Students should follow these steps when placing their recovery meal request:
    • Download the Transact Mobile Ordering App
    • Select “Cafeteria Recovery Meals” as your location to place your order
    • Select your desired entrée
    • Select your side(s) and beverage(s)
    • Select your residence hall
    • Enter your room number in that residence hall
    • Enter the name of the person picking up your order (see below)
    • Proceed to checkout to complete payment.
    • All meals will be ready for pick-up within 20 minutes of ordering
  • If you do not have a peer to pick up your meal for you, you may pick it up on your own.
    • North Point meals may be picked-up at the table outside of the entrance to the dining room.
    • Price Commons meals may be picked-up at the location indicated in the Transact App
    • If you are too ill to pick up your own meal, please ask to speak with your RLC by calling 715-232-3333.