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UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccination Information for UW Community

Find information on what we know about COVID-19 vaccination for the UW Community

 

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 Makes Preliminary Plans for Fall Semester

February 15, 2021: The University of Wyoming is making plans for a fall 2021 semester with more in-person experiences and fewer restrictions related to COVID-19, contingent upon vaccine availability and acceptance, along with continued downward trends in infection numbers.

With UW faculty and staff members, as well as students living in residence halls, slated to have the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1c of the Wyoming Department of Health’s vaccination guidelines, university leaders are optimistic for a more traditional semester in the fall. Additionally, there are indications all students may have access to the vaccine by late summer.

Under the plan, UW faculty and staff members would need to have access to the vaccine at least six weeks ahead of the scheduled Aug. 23 start of the fall semester in order for the semester to proceed with face-to-face classes at maximum capacity, face-to-face student engagement programs, in-person athletics experiences and the like. Additionally, relaxation of Wyoming Department of Health rules and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines regarding gatherings and classroom capacity will be necessary. Vaccine efficacy and acceptance -- at this point, at least 70 percent of members of the UW community will need to be vaccinated to achieve necessary levels of immunity -- also will be taken into account, along with COVID-19 infection numbers.

University leaders expect to have enough information on those matters in early June to make a final determination on the approach to the fall semester.

Cowboys Can do their part

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

WEAR A FACE
COVERING

Always cover your face while on UW property – this policy extends to property both indoors and outdoors. Special exceptions may be granted.
 

WASH YOUR
HANDS

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds often. If you can’t, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Check out the latest CDC guidelines.

SOCIAL
DISTANCE

Always maintain six feet of physical distance from other people. If you choose to have a social gathering, be sure to do so safely.
 
 

TEST WHEN
REQUIRED

Students & employees who will be on or near campus are required to test. Students must test  2X/week and employees 1X/week. Please check out our COVID-19 Testing Resources page for more information.

 LIMIT CONTACTS
WHERE POSSIBLE

While social distancing is effective, you should attempt to reduce your interaction with individuals outside of your pod as much as possible.
 

Cowboys Can stay in the know

Looking for additional information? Visit one of the sites below to learn more.

KNOW UW’S
SPRING PLAN

See the university’s plan for the spring semester.

KNOW UW
POLICY

See a list of policies and procedures created by our dedicated UW COVID Response Team.

REVIEW UW’s
COVID-19 FAQ

Questions are inevitable and everyone’s situation is unique. See our comprehensive FAQs.

KNOW THE SITUATION
ON CAMPUS

Understand the prevalence of COVID-19 on UW’s campus, view our UW COVID-19 Dashboard.

KNOW THE UW &
COVID-19 LINGO

See our glossary of common terms used when talking about COVID-19.

FOLLOW OUR
SOCIAL CHANNELS

The best place to stay up-to-date is UW social media – follow us today!

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KNOW UW’S
GATHERING GUIDELINES

See what types of gatherings are allowed on campus.

KNOW THE POLICY
ON VISITORS

See what is required for people visiting campus.

KNOW THE
TRANSPORTATION POLICY

See what is recommended and allowed for vehicle travel.

Contact Info

Contact UW’s COVID-19 Response Team by calling  (307) 766-COVD (2683) or emailing  COVID19@uwyo.edu

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