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Category COVID-19 campus response

Sept. 23 employee message: Is it COVID-19 or a cold?

September 23, 2021

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.

Sept. 16 employee message: Updates on close contacts, testing and more

September 16, 2021

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.

Faculty/staff message: Update after first week of classes

September 10, 2021

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.

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

September 7, 2021

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.

UW-Madison reports high levels of vaccination  

September 2, 2021

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.

Employee message: Campus exceeds vaccination goal

September 2, 2021

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.

UW–Madison begins distributing $28.6M in emergency pandemic aid to students

August 26, 2021

The university's approach to distributing the money includes emergency grants that students with financial need can use to pay off debts or to cover costs such as tuition, food, housing, health care and child care.

Required COVID testing; what to expect this fall

August 18, 2021

Effective August 30, employees and students who have not shared proof of COVID-19 vaccination with UHS will be required to test weekly on campus.

Changes to campus masking policy

August 3, 2021

The more infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 has led to a steep rise in cases across the country, including here in Wisconsin. Accordingly, effective Thursday, August 5, all students, employees and visitors to campus will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.

Latest COVID-19 Response Grants target mental health, ongoing pandemic effects

August 2, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program has announced 14 awards totaling $2.7 million to community organizations and researchers to address the impact of the pandemic.

MyUHS mobile app is now available to download

July 27, 2021

UW–Madison students and employees will have a new, enhanced way to schedule COVID-19 tests and other appointments, view their lab results, and more: the MyUHS app from University Health Services. The Safer Badgers app will be discontinued.

Badger Talks: The delta variant

July 9, 2021

“Luckily, our vaccines ... have been shown to be effective even against this delta variant, so we continue to have protection when we are getting vaccinated,” Devlin Cole says. “But we do now have even more increased risk of getting very, very sick if we’re not vaccinated.”

COVID-19 vaccine boosters: ‘Too soon to know’ if they’re needed

July 7, 2021

For now, the priority needs to be continuing to provide vaccines to the unvaccinated, says the director of the UW Health Immunization Program.

Covid questions: Mask-wearing, birth rates

June 29, 2021

Readers ask: Should I still wear a mask? And, how will the pandemic impact birth rates, as well as marriage and divorce? UW–Madison experts respond.

Helping campus reunite

June 29, 2021

As campus looks to reunite this fall, epidemiologist and Professor of Population Health Sciences Ajay Sethi offers some peace of mind.

Chancellor Blank: What to expect this fall

June 24, 2021

I’m writing today with an update for faculty and staff about how the university plans to operate during the fall semester.

State health officials now tracking more contagious Delta variant

June 17, 2021

Wisconsin is seeing a growing number of COVID-19 cases that are "variants of concern," officials said. Vaccination is essential to stop the spread.