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Category COVID-19 campus response

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.

More opportunities for vaccines for employees at UW–Madison

March 29, 2021

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.

UW-Madison nursing students volunteer to give out vaccine

March 29, 2021

"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.

UW-Madison information about faculty and staff returning to campus in the fall

March 26, 2021

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…

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab serves on front lines of COVID testing and response

March 26, 2021

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.

Employee and student update: Vaccination FAQ, testing site changes, travel updates

March 24, 2021

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.

Updates to university travel for employees, students and student organizations

March 24, 2021

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).

UW-Madison guidance for summer on-campus activities

March 23, 2021

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…

UW System leaders, Chancellor Blank visit UW–Madison COVID-19 vaccine site 

March 23, 2021

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. 

Enthusiasm on campus as more students, employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 

March 23, 2021

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. 

Statement in response to Atlanta shootings

March 17, 2021

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.

Employee update: Testing exemption for vaccinated people and more

March 17, 2021

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.

New process to check on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and schedule appointments at UHS

March 16, 2021

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.

Vacation carryover deadline extended to Oct. 9

March 11, 2021

The university wants to ensure that employees have sufficient time to use their vacation hours and will not end up losing this earned time.

Employee update: Spring travel guidance, health and safety, vaccine update

March 10, 2021

Students and employees are strongly encouraged to avoid recreational travel this spring to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.

As supply allows, UHS offers COVID-19 vaccines to more eligible members of campus

March 9, 2021

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.

Employee update: Outdoor safety, events, vaccine and more

March 3, 2021

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.