Updated: 07/01/2021

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

Precollege and Youth Programs




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 System Administrative Policy Actions

For a listing of interim policy actions, including those that were drafted in response to COVID-19, see the Interim Policy Actions page.