UWRF Cascade Avenue roundabout RTSA

The main thoroughfare through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is Cascade Avenue. File photo

Starting June 1, University of Wisconsin System schools in River Falls, Eau Claire and Menomonie will relax their face covering and physical distancing requirements on campus for people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The updates to campus health and safety guidelines at UW-River Falls, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Stout reflect recent COVID-19 guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local public health agencies.

“I am deeply grateful for the work of our campus community to help mitigate the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic,” said UW-River Falls Interim Chancellor Connie Foster. “This commitment to following our campus health and safety guidance is now paying off and we are finally able to begin returning to what we know to be our most effective ways of educating and interacting with our students and of collaborating with each other.”

Chancellors from the other campuses echoed her comments. The academic leaders encouraged all students, faculty and staff to receive the vaccine.

People who are not fully vaccinated will be required to continue to be tested and follow masking and physical distancing requirements.

For more information regarding each university’s guidelines, visit:

UW-River Falls: www.uwrf.edu/Falcons-Forward

UW-Eau Claire: www.uwec.edu/coronavirus-updates/

UW-Stout: www.uwstout.edu/covid-19-coronavirus-planning-and-preparedness

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