The resources and information on this page will help you successfully navigate questions about the fall semester, including matters of COVID-19 testing, quarantine, and isolation.
Students should not come to campus if they need to take a COVID-19 test or if they are awaiting the results of a test. If you are required to self-quarantine, please reach out to your instructors in order to request online accommodations for any in-person classes you are taking.
Residence hall students are being encouraged to have a bag packed this semester with the items they will need for a two-week stay away from their room.
Bias and Harrassment
Racist behaviors and stereotyping are not acceptable at UW Oshkosh. If you experience harassment or discrimination, please file a bias incident report here.
Reporting Positive Cases
If you receive a positive test result for COVID-19, it is vital that you report it as soon as possible through the Positive Case Reporting Form.
If you are required to self-quarantine
If you have been identified as a close contact of someone who tests positive for COVID-19, you will receive a call from a contact tracer. Faculty, staff and students who are not contacted by a contact tracer should assume they are not considered at risk and should continue working or attending classes.
- If you are attending face-to-face classes, email your instructors to inform them you will be unable to attend class due to COVID quarantine.
- If you live on campus, your UWO Contact Tracer will provide a referral to campus quarantine housing. Food delivery to isolation housing is available. You may also choose to self-quarantine at your permanent residence if possible.
- If you live off campus, we recommend that you return to your permanent residence for the duration of your quarantine. You may also be eligible to self-quarantine in on-campus housing. Please contact the Student Health Center for more information.
- If you have a job on campus, notify your supervisor that you will be unable to report to work in person due to COVID quarantine.
- If you are involved in other on-campus activities or extracurriculars, notify your advisor, coach or instructor that you will be unable to participate in face-to-face activities until further notice.
How do I safely self-quarantine?
While you self-quarantine:
- Stay home as much as possible and go out only if absolutely necessary.
- Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
- Postpone all non-essential medical appointments until your quarantine is over.
- Do not use public transportation, ride-sharing services or taxis.
- Wear a face covering when you are around others.
- Refer to this guide from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for more information.
What should I do if someone in my household goes in to get a COVID test?
These resources from the Wisconsin DHS will help you determine how to proceed.
While you wait for your test results
If a member of your household tests positive but does not have symptoms
If a member of your household tests positive
If you have had close contact with someone who tested positive
How to clean and disinfect your living space after a positive case
If your test comes back negative
To learn more about on-campus events and involvement opportunities:
How to get the most out of your online class
Read this guide from Campus Well for tips on how to excel in online classes.
Study Habits during Alternative Delivery
View studying recommendations to help you succeed this semester.