Metro Wire Staff
UW-Stevens point campuses are beginning to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UWSP campuses in Stevens Point, Marshfield, and Wausau are open to the public as of June 7, with some changes.
UW-Stevens Point campuses no longer require face coverings for those who are fully vaccinated. The decision from Chancellor Thomas Gibson was based on COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and local public health agencies.
“The vigilance of our employees and students in following COVID-19 precautions, being tested regularly and getting the vaccine has kept our campuses safe and our community healthy during the past year,” Gibson said in an email statement. “While we must continue these healthy behaviors, we are encouraged by vaccine availability and fewer COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin.”
Indoor and outdoor social distancing continues to be a requirement if unsure whether those near you are fully vaccinated or in large gatherings.
Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to continue wearing face coverings at all UW-Stevens Point campuses and facilities. In addition, face coverings are required in Student Health Service and the UWSP Counseling Center; when participating in testing services; and at indoor gatherings where physical distancing is not possible. Participants in summer camps and conferences must continue follow UW System policies and expectations outlined for youth programs.
Campuses are open to the public. Campus tours are available, and student orientation sessions scheduled. Event requests from members of the public may be made by email at [email protected] and are subject to approval.
Facilities at the Stevens Point campus, including the Allen Fitness Center, Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, University Store, University Library, Information and Tickets, U.S. Bank, Haircraft, and Surplus Property, are open with precautions. The Marshfield Clinic Champions Hall pool, climbing wall and track are closed for the summer.
Free COVID-19 testing continues to be available at all UW-Stevens Point campuses for students, employees and community members. Schedule tests at the links below:
Stevens Point – Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dreyfus University Center food court, 1015 Reserve St., http://covidappt.uwsp.edu/point
Marshfield – Mondays, 8 a.m. to noon, physical education building, 2000 W. 5th St., http://covidappt.uwsp.edu/marshfield
Wausau – Wednesdays, 1 to 4 p.m., art building, 620 S. 7th Ave. http://covidappt.uwsp.edu/wausau