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Welcome to your one-stop shop for information regarding the university’s goal of keeping the health and safety of our campus community priority number one, while still fulfilling our educational mission.

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What you need to know now:

UW’s COVID Testing Program to Halt at Semester’s End

April 13, 2022 – The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has adopted a COVID-19 plan for the summer, including an end to the university’s random-sample testing program.

Throughout this academic year, 3 percent of on-campus employees and students have been tested each week to monitor the prevalence of the virus at UW, with samples collected by UW employees and processed at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. That program will end May 6, with voluntary testing available May 9-11 during finals week.

Diagnostic testing will continue to be available to students through UW’s Student Health Service. Employees can procure diagnostic testing and home test kits at local retail stores, pharmacies and health care providers.

In addition to ending its testing program, UW will sunset its public COVID dashboard and will no longer provide contract tracing efforts after the spring semester. Quarantine and isolation housing still will be available for students in the residence halls, but not in other UW-owned apartments or properties.

As has been the case since Feb. 21, masks are not required in UW facilities, except health care settings. And they’ll only be recommended if Albany County returns to a high COVID transmission level. Masks continue to be required on UW Transit Service buses, in accordance with federal rules that currently are set to expire May 3.

UW continues to strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccination and boosters, which have been proven to be highly effective and safe -- and effective in preventing severe illness and hospitalization, even with Omicron and its highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant.

UW’s only vaccination requirement -- in accordance with a federal rule -- is for employees of health care units, with religious and medical exemptions available.

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Simple steps you can take to help keep our campus healthy and safe.


While it’s not required, UW students and employees are strongly encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine


The university continues to encourage students and employees to self-monitor for COVID-19-like symptoms and to not enter campus and communal spaces if they do have symptoms.


Students who receive their COVID-19 vaccinations should upload documentation to the Student Health Service patient portal as soon as their vaccine series is complete. To do so, simply upload a photo of your vaccination document using your regular UW user ID and password. For employees, a quick reference guide has been created to help record this information within HCM.

Contact Info

Contact UW’s COVID-19 Response Team by calling  (307) 766-COVD (2683) or emailing
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