Category COVID-19 campus response
VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
Wisconsin is seeing a growing number of COVID-19 cases that are "variants of concern," officials said. Vaccination is essential to stop the spread.
COVID-19 policy changes: events, face coverings, outdoor physical distancing
Effective June 2, campus policies for events, face coverings and outdoor physical distancing are being updated.
Updates to university travel for employees, guests, students and registered student organizations
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
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.