Category COVID-19 campus response
The weekly campus COVID-19 update provides important information to employees and students.
If I need someone to watch my pet for a week, what is the safest option? And, is it true the virus can only live for 10 minutes on a fully vaccinated person? UW–Madison experts have the answers.
WSLH coordinates the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, with more than 130 hospital and clinical labs across the state, and was able to quickly pull together collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.
University Health Services is now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all employees at UW–Madison. This includes in-person and remote employees and student employees.
"Being able to contribute to warding off this disease is so empowering and rewarding, and it just makes me feel like all this suffering all of us have been experiencing is moving toward a resolution," said nursing student Kayla Van Boxtel.
This message was sent to all employees on March 26, 2021 from Provost Karl Scholz and Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Laurent Heller. Read…
The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.
UW–Madison encourages all eligible employees and students interested in COVID-19 vaccination to seek appointments both on and off campus. This FAQ will guide you through the process.
Changes have been made to UW–Madison sponsored travel for employees, graduate students, and undergraduates participating in in-person research or instructional field activities as well as registered student organizations (RSOs).
The following guidance was shared from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to campus leaders on March 23, 2021: PRE-COLLEGE For summer 2021, all UW–Madison-sponsored pre-college activities…
The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000.
Nearly 10,000 students and employees have received at least one shot of either a two-dose or one-dose vaccine, both at UHS and reported off campus.
Last evening we learned of violent shootings in Georgia that killed eight people, six of them of Asian descent, and are once again disheartened by the tragic loss of lives. As we mourn the losses, we recognize the perpetuation of bias and hatred toward our Asian and Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community members.
Employees and students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to participate in routine on-campus testing. The MyUHS portal at University Health Services is now the place to check your vaccine eligibility and find vaccination appointments on campus.
This week, University Health Services is expanding COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all non-student employees working in person. Rather than receiving an email, the MyUHS portal will replace emails for accessing eligibility information and appointment options.
The university wants to ensure that employees have sufficient time to use their vacation hours and will not end up losing this earned time.
Students and employees are strongly encouraged to avoid recreational travel this spring to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.
University Health Services is offering vaccines as quickly as possible to eligible members of the campus community, but limited vaccine supply means there is not yet enough for everyone. Expect an email within the next several weeks, or check with your health care provider or community vaccinators.
Effective March 8, campus events may be held for up to 50 people indoors and up to 150 people outdoors. Facial coverings and maintaining physical distancing are required.