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Category COVID-19 campus response

Inbound Non-degree Seeking Exchanges Cancelled for Fall 2020 Semester

May 27, 2020

The university is cancelling incoming exchanges for the fall 2020 semester for international non-degree seeking students. This decision does not apply to students in other…

Phased return to on-campus research

May 27, 2020

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education’s guide to resuming research in UW–Madison facilities is now available online.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Report

May 22, 2020

Originally posted 9:29 AM, May 22, 2020 and updated on October 21, 2020 The University of Wisconsin–Madison received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Employee Emergency Loan Program

May 20, 2020

UW-Madison has established an emergency loan program to provide assistance to those employees who are experiencing financial hardship because they have been placed on Position-Specific…

Chancellor message: Planning for a safe return to campus

May 18, 2020

In a blog post, Chancellor Blank looks ahead to how the university will be operating this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community.

Arboretum Drive closes temporarily to motor vehicle traffic

May 15, 2020

Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .

Cancellation decisions for fall international programming to be made on rolling basis

May 15, 2020

The International Division is in the process of making decisions about program cancellations on a rolling basis to allow for the most up to date assessment of conditions. Please be aware that cancellations are very likely as the environment is understood with greater clarity.

Safer at Home guidelines still in effect in Dane County

May 13, 2020

Public Health Madison Dane County has issued a local public health order that maintains Safer at Home guidelines in Madison and Dane County until May 26. The action comes in response to a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that invalidated the state’s Safer at Home Order.

UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

Chancellor Blank: Budget and furlough information for UW–Madison employees

April 29, 2020

To our faculty and staff, Over two hectic months, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the world we live in and our campus operations. I am tremendously proud of the ways UW–Madison has responded. The value of a great public university has never been clearer, providing research, information and education related to the pandemic.

UW−Madison Guidelines: Furloughs, Work-Share Program, Reassignments and Leave Provisions

April 29, 2020

UW−Madison employees have a strong tradition of working together as a community to address challenging circumstances. Our current situation requires that we implement short-term, cost-saving measures to address the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UW-Madison info about Executive Order on Immigration

April 24, 2020

According to UW–Madison’s Office of Legal Affairs, the restrictions in the executive order are limited to new applications made outside the U.S. for the next 60 days for “immigrant visas,” (those individuals seeking permanent residence in the U.S).

Travel cancellation extended through June 30

April 22, 2020

All UW–Madison sponsored travel is now cancelled through June 30. The measure was extended to the end of June to help keep employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteer opportunities and other ways for Badgers to give back

April 21, 2020

A collection of ways to volunteer during the pandemic, from donating to local food pantries to assisting frontline responders.

University Ridge Golf Course to re-open Friday, April 24

April 20, 2020

University Ridge Golf Course is set to re-open Friday under the extension of Wisconsin's "Safer At Home" orders. Please see the UW Athletics site for more information on safety-related guidelines.

UW-Madison statement on April 16 Board of Regents Executive Committee

April 16, 2020

Across every department and division, each University of Wisconsin–Madison employee contributes to our mission of teaching, research and outreach. We deeply value the work of our faculty and staff, along with the flexibility and creativity they’ve employed to keep the university running during this period.

Gov. Evers extends Safer at Home order

April 16, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers today directed Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm to extend the Safer at Home order from April 24, 2020 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, or until a superseding order is issued. The order implements some new measures to ensure safety and support the progress we've made in containing COVID-19, but also allows certain activities to start up again.

Leave programs for employees affected by COVID-19

April 15, 2020

UW–Madison employees who are affected by COVID-19 may qualify for paid leave under the federal program called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and/or…

Updates on the 2020 Census for UW students

April 13, 2020

Despite the disruption of campus life due to COVID-19, UW–Madison is still working to help students meet their obligation to be counted in the 2020…