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Updates to university travel for employees, guests, students and registered student organizations

May 24, 2021

Campus will continue to monitor and adjust the travel policy as necessary.

No evidence of COVID-19 spread to local community after UW–Madison residence hall outbreak

May 21, 2021

A study led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the UW–Madison’s prevention efforts, including a two-week quarantine of two residence halls, likely helped contain the outbreak.

Chancellor Blank: Thanks and looking ahead

May 19, 2021

Chancellor Blank thanks faculty and staff for their extraordinary work during the pandemic and shares more information about the coming academic year.

People 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW–Madison

May 13, 2021

The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.

COVID-19 Update: Campus policies for summer

May 11, 2021

Read this message in Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali The following message applies to students, faculty and…

Employee COVID-19 update: End-of-year reminders

May 5, 2021

As the academic year draws to a close, here are a few reminders to help you stay safe this summer.

Weekly employee update: Get ready for summer; vaccinate now on campus

April 29, 2021

University Health Services is now able to offer vaccines to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including friends and family of UW–Madison students and employees. Drop-in vaccination is available although appointments are encouraged.

Campus vaccine appointments available to UW–Madison community and public

April 27, 2021

The following message was sent from Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of University Health Services to employees without a campus testing exemption through Safer…

In-person classes continue — with safeguards

April 27, 2021

While much instruction has gone virtual, some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Take a look.

Survey seeks answers about transition to campus

April 22, 2021

The survey asks questions about onsite work, experiences with remote work, and how the university can best support the many employees transitioning back to campus.

Campus COVID-19 update: What to expect this summer

April 19, 2021

With summer just around the corner, and planning for our return to campus for the fall underway, some activities on campus will change after the end of spring semester. These modifications are informed by increasing vaccination rates, combined with more opportunities to be outside due to better weather.

Summer Covid-19 testing, building access and events guidance

April 19, 2021

The following message was shared to campus leadership on Monday, April 19. As we head into the final weeks of the 2021 spring semester, we…

Update on employee furlough program

April 16, 2021

The following message was sent from Chancellor Blank to all employees on April 16. Read this message in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan…

Campus COVID-19 vaccination update

April 14, 2021

Campus and the broader community continue make great progress on vaccination. Knowing what percentage of our community is vaccinated helps university leaders make decisions about campus operations. Many employees and students are being vaccinated off campus – if you’re one of them, let UHS know you’ve been vaccinated!

Employee update: Vaccine eligibility expands; how to make an appointment

April 7, 2021

As we enter the final weeks of the semester, we can celebrate important signs of progress in the fight against COVID-19. Until more of our campus community has been fully vaccinated, it’s important for everyone – including those who are fully vaccinated – to continue taking precautions, such as wearing face coverings and practicing physical distancing.

Employee and student update: Travel health warning, finding vaccine, testing updates

March 31, 2021

The weekly campus COVID-19 update provides important information to employees and students.

COVID Questions: Pet sitting; sterilizing immunity

March 31, 2021

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.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic

March 30, 2021

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.

COVID-19 multilingual site recognized

March 30, 2021

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.