–submitted by Jessika Kasten
On February 9, UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Dr. James Schmidt spoke to the club about the impacts of COVID-19 on his campus and the UW System Colleges. Dr. Schmidt credited the power of partnerships in making the UW-Eau Claire campus one of the safest places to be during COVID. Throughout the pandemic, UW-Eau Claire focused heavily on following public health protocols, testing and encouraging vaccination. To date, they have had no classroom outbreaks/transmissions in any of their classrooms, nor any outbreaks in their residence halls. As they developed best practices, they took their learnings and solutions out into the community to extend the Wisconsin Idea.
If you missed our meeting this week, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GksezUttNWo&t=3653s