Category COVID-19 campus response
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Anticipating a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Dane County has extended its masking order to Feb. 1 and the state of Wisconsin issued a public health advisory calling on people to take precautions. Campus leaders continue to monitor the situation and are taking all of these developments into account.
PARCI provides support through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for research projects that had to spend down grants during the pandemic even though the research activities themselves were stalled.
This message shares some important reminders as well as additional information about how the university plans to operate in the spring. As always, we will continue to evaluate our plans and policies as new information and public health guidance emerges.
Students, faculty and staff are reminded that both UW–Madison and Dane County have extended masking requirements into January. Public Health Madison & Dane County announced…
Get the latest travel safety information and an update on the campus masking requirement.
To comply with the broad scope of the order, all employees (not only those who directly work on federal contracts) must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious accommodation exempting them from the requirement by Jan. 4, 2022. This includes student hourly employees.
This ongoing series answers questions about COVID-19 and the pandemic. Today: Should we feel OK traveling for the holiday? Is it safe to mix the vaccines?
COVID-19 testing availability on campus is changing – please review the changes and keep them in mind if you need to schedule a testing appointment.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for people ages 18 and over who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and for some at risk populations who received the Moderna vaccine. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it, these boosters will be available soon, including on campus through University Health Services.
Public Health Madison & Dane County has extended to Nov. 5 an emergency order requiring that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building. UW–Madison's own mask order remains in effect on campus.
University Health Services (UHS) is now providing a booster, or third shot, of the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees. To make an appointment, use the MyUHS app or web portal. You may also seek appointments off campus including through a health care provider and local pharmacies.
Chances are you or someone you know has had a cough, runny nose or other symptoms recently and wondered, is it COVID-19? The answer: not necessarily. Fall is when many kinds of respiratory viruses are active. But don’t let your guard down.
As expected, campus is seeing a rise in cases, which is likely to continue over the next couple of weeks. The precautions we are all taking on campus – such as getting vaccinated, masking indoors and staying home if sick – remain the appropriate response to protect yourself.
Our 90 percent campus vaccination rate and masking and testing requirements continue to protect our community, although we can expect to see additional positive cases as the more contagious delta variant moves through the broader community.
Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.
As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.
We are pleased to report that 92 percent of employees and 88 percent of students are now fully vaccinated. This high level of vaccination means that we have a robust level of protection on campus.