Updated: 01/04/2021

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

AGencies

associations

Accessibility

Accreditation

Athletics

Discrimination

Federal Student Aid/Title IV

Federal Work Study

FERPA Guidance

Human Resources

Immigration, International Travel and Study Abroad

Precollege and Youth Programs

Research

Tax

 

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

TitleRelated RPDLast Approved DateExpiration Date
Interim Regent Policy Document Waiver #01: COVID-19 Grants and Contracts Waiver13-1December 15, 2020May 31, 2021
Interim Regent Policy Document Waiver #02: COVID-19 Leasing of Real Property Waiver13-2December 15, 2020May 31, 2021

 


Interim System Administrative Policy Actions

Interim Policies Approved

 

Interim PolicyLast Revised DateExpiration Date
SYS 200-02, Interim: Salary Advances for Furloughed EmployeesJuly 27, 2020June 30, 2021
Implementation Guidance and FAQ's for Salary Advances for Furloughed EmployeesJuly 27, 2020June 30, 2021

 Interim PolicyLast Revised DateExpiration Date
SYS 300-03.A, Interim Procedure: Institutional Use of  Deferred Tax Liability Under CARES ActAugust 6, 2020December 31, 2022

Interim PolicyLast Revised DateExpiration Date
SYS 600-01, Interim: Spring Semester 2021 COVID-19 Testing RequirementsDecember 11, 2020May 31, 2021

Expired Interim Policies

For a listing of SYS interim policy actions that have expired, see the Expired Interim Policy Actions page.