Updated: 03/28/2020

For more information on the UW System response to Coronavirus, please see the University of Wisconsin System Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness website.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the statutory, regulatory, and policy landscape is rapidly changing to best ensure the health safety of students, employees, and visitors to UW institutions. The University of Wisconsin System is subject to federal and state law, the Wisconsin administrative code, regent policy documents, and UW System administrative policies. In response to the pandemic, new temporary policies may be developed or existing policies may be temporarily modified or suspended. The list of  interim statutory, regulatory and policy actions listed below provide stakeholders information about changes that have been enacted to manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal Regulations and Guidance

General Resources from Agencies and Associations






Federal Student Aid/Title IV

Federal Work Study

FERPA Guidance

Human Resources

Immigration, International Travel and Study Abroad


Another compilation of federal guidance from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities can be found here.

Wisconsin State Law

Wisconsin Administrative Code



Interim Regent Policy Document Actions

Interim Regent Policy Documents Approved

Interim System Administrative Policy Actions

Interim Policies Approved

SYS 1000-01, Interim: Information Security: Awareness Training ExtensionApproved: March 25, 2020Expires: determined by the UW System President

SYS 1200-01: Interim, Short-Term TelecommutingApproved: March 11, 2020Expires: July 1, 2020Suspended: March 14, 2020
SYS 1200-02: Interim, COVID-19 Leave PolicyApproved: March 17, 2020Expires: determined by the UW System President