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Covid-19 Employee Resources

Welcome to HR's COVID-19 Employee Resource Page

Providing a healthy and safe campus environment is the top priority for the University of Wyoming, particularly during the continued COVID-19 pandemic. We are limiting access to the Human Resources and Payroll offices, and ask that you please call HR at 766-2377, or Payroll at 766-2217 for assistance.

Early Care Education Center (ECEC) Vaccination Exemptions

On September 17, 2021, the UW Board of Trustees directed all employees of ECEC to have a current COVID-19 vaccination unless the employee has a sincerely held religious belief or a medical exemption. If the employee chooses not to get the vaccine or does not receive an approved exemption, then the employee must submit to a weekly negative COVID-19 PCR test coordinated through UW testing services.

Medical or religious exemptions are only available for employees of the ECEC at this time.  See below for the forms. 

Completed form must be turned in to Human Resources Benefits Department

Medical Exemption Form
Religious Exemption Form


HR Guidance for Remote Work

As stated in the Plan to Restart Campus and Restore Normal Operations, dated 9 June 2020, all endeavors must be considered to protect the health and safety of each UW community including staff, faculty, students and citizens of the regions where UW teaches, learns and works. Staffing plans shall be implemented with the goal of trying to reduce the density in the workplace, minimize exposure, and meet the needs of faculty and staff who have, or live with someone who has, a condition that places them in a high-risk category, to the extent possible. Please click HR Guidance for Remote Work for further details.

Exceptions to COVID-19 Fall 2021 Plan

  • If you are seeking an exception to any COVID policy element (e.g. remote work, requirement to wear a mask, test, etc.) and this exception request is based on your own medical condition you may initiate the process to be considered for an exception through the ADA process.  Additional details can be found here.

  • If you are seeking time away from work, due to your own serious health condition or a serious health condition for a member of your immediate household, you may qualify for FMLA leave.  Additional details for FMLA leave can be found here.

  • All other requests involving working remotely or a change of work schedule may be requested through the Flexible Work Arrangement policy.  Further information regarding this process can be found here.

  • If none of the aforementioned circumstances apply to you, you need to comply with all elements of the COVID-19 Fall Plan.

Reporting Covid-19 Concerning Employee Behavior

Compliance with various COVID requirements is critical to the University community and will help to support UW’s goal to restart the campus for teaching, learning, and working. Non-compliance with these requirements compromises that goal and increases chance of disease transmission. Incidents of noncompliance for employees will be managed through the employee handbook and “corrective action” policies and procedures. Violations of the COVID Policy could result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment, and or dismissal from the University. 

While on University-owned property or when conducting University business or activities, including instruction and research, our community must observe these requirements to minimize the spread of the disease. It is a shared responsibility.  Everyone must do their part. UW cannot guarantee a COVID free environment. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists in any place where people are present. In coming onto University property and participating in University business or activities, including instruction and research, faculty, staff, students and visitors understand and acknowledge that there are risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Faculty, staff, students, and other community members who want to report concerning behavior about an employee should complete and submit the online form provided below.  Your submission will be reviewed by Human Resources to determine what, if any, action(s) should be taken.

Click to report COVID Policy concerning employee behavior using the online form

Additional Resources

UW Plan to Restart Campus & Resume Normal Operations Contingent Staffing Guidelines for Leadership

The General Contingency Staffing Guideline document, provides instructions and guidance for completing contingency planning in the event your unit, your work location, or campus experiences a significant negative impact from COVID-19. 

Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources available for employees and students who are experiencing a crisis

The University of Wyoming offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides benefited employees and their household members with professional counseling, as well as legal and financial assistance. UW partners with Deer Oaks EAP Services, to provide services at no cost to UW employees. Access any of the services by visiting the Deer Oaks EAP Services website, or by calling 1-888-993-7650.  

Your medical insurance provider Cigna also has many resources for emotional and physical health you can use. Go to for details. There are wellness topics on sleep, stress, heart health, diabetes, emotional health, smoking cessation, and respiratory health.  Your Cigna insurance also has a basic level of additional EAP resources for you to use. Emotional Health and Family Support. Learn how to manage stress, address depression and anxiety, cope with illness, and adjust to life challenges. Also, get help with marriage and relationship issues. 

The Wyoming on Wellness website (part of CIGNA) has a variety of behavioral and physical wellness resources and incentives you can utilize.  Prevail is an on-demand coaching and mental health coaching program, Happify is a set of activities and games that can help with emotional, well-being and how you see the world. 

Wyoming Health Fairs has a variety of services such as Health Coaching, Wellness Challenges, Biometric Screenings, and low cost screenings. Some of their services are free and others do have a fee. 

LinkedIn learning has trainings that can help managers with a wide variety of supervisory techniques.

If you are in crisis and would like to talk, there is someone waiting... please contact one of the following:

  • Laramie Suicide Prevention Hotline - 307-977-7777
  • University of Wyoming Students, Monday - Friday Daytime Crisis Call - 307-766-2187
  • University After Hours Crisis Line - 307-766-8989
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
Suicide Prevention Hotline

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