UW-Milwaukee says steps are being taken to curb large student gatherings

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee says they're taking steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 both on campus and in the near-campus neighborhoods.

Measures include monitoring and patrolling near-campus neighborhoods by UWM police and reminding students of applicable laws and policies in the neighborhoods, according to the university. Milwaukee police may make similar contact when social gatherings become large.

UWM says the Dean of Students Office evaluates reports of misconduct from police and community members and tracks houses where infringements have occurred. Outcomes range from educational meetings to disciplinary action that goes on students' records.

The university says they made students sign a pledge to abide by health and safety rules before classes began this semester. 

In a video distributed to students last week, Student Association President Emma Mae Weber reinforced key messages and reiterated consequences of unsafe behavior.

Students and other members of the UWM community are encouraged to review the current City of Milwaukee COVID-19 orders and mitigation strategies

For the latest numbers related to COVID-19 tests at UWM, click here

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