Category COVID-19 campus response
Everybody poops, some shed the virus that causes COVID-19. Wisconsin’s wastewater surveillance is looking for it.
Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.
Chancellor Blank is directing all undergraduate students to restrict their movements over the next two weeks in order to reverse the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
In coordination with UW–Madison, Public Health Madison & Dane County today directed members of nine fraternities and sororities with off-campus live-in chapter houses to quarantine for at least 14 days in response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 among their members.
For individuals who have intentionally behaved in ways that risk the health of our community, we are pursuing actions that could result in discipline up to and including the revocation of Housing contracts and emergency suspension.
We will have to do things differently, but we are here to help you and are working to ensure you have the resources for a successful academic year.
“Even short-term disruptions in our research can have long-term impacts,” explains Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.
A new website will share key metrics about the results of COVID-19 tests among UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.
The big day is almost here – the day all of us at the University of Wisconsin System have worked so hard for. Now we’re ready to open our doors and welcome you back to campus.
If you are working on campus, you may encounter someone not wearing a face covering when they should be. New resources have been developed to provide guidance on how to address it.
The masks were designed by the university’s experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and manufactured by one of Wisconsin’s oldest companies.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all UW–Madison employees are being provided with three reusable cloth face coverings to wear as they return to campus.
This order is issued pursuant to my authority under UWS Chapter 18.11(7)(e) to establish access to UW–Madison lands and buildings in accordance with my responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the University.
The move to a test-optional approach for at least two years reflects both an immediate response to disruptions caused by COVID-19 and a broader desire by the university to study over time how such a policy might alter the composition of its incoming classes.
A pair of Smart Restart updates, one focused on graduate students and the second for the full campus community, are set for Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. Panelists will include Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a group of vice chancellors and other officials.
As UW–Madison students return to campus for fall classes, new policies will guide how and where students and employees can gather for in-person events and meetings that fall outside of the formal classroom experience.