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Category COVID-19 campus response

Chancellor Blank statement on new ICE rule

July 7, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank shared the following statement on Tuesday, July 7. New guidance on Monday, July 6 from the Student and Exchange Visitor Program…

COVID-19 testing: Know before you go

July 7, 2020

With public demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing increasing significantly, it is important that patients and the community understand where to seek testing, depending on whether one is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or not.

Increase in COVID-19 cases in Dane County prompts new guidelines

July 3, 2020

Whether you’re staying local or traveling for the holiday weekend, it is important to limit your potential exposure to the virus at this time when cases are increasing locally and across the country.

International student reopening message

June 24, 2020

We know there are many uncertainties still for our international students, and we acknowledge how stressful it is not having the information you need to make decisions for the fall semester. We assure you that we are listening to your concerns and are working quickly to address the questions we can, provide clarity on those we cannot, and advocate for you in spaces we can influence.

Campus event, travel restrictions extended through August 17

June 23, 2020

The extension is to help limit the spread of the disease and keep students, faculty, staff and the public safe.

Statement from Chancellor Blank on state funding for COVID-19 expenses

June 17, 2020

"Any additional funding is important and appreciated as we move to safely reopen campus this fall," Chancellor Blank said. The pandemic has already had a $120+ million impact on our campus operation."

Chancellor Blank’s reopening message to campus

June 17, 2020

After much deliberation and input from public health experts and all corners of campus, we can announce our plans to welcome students back to campus this fall as scheduled on September 2, with many modifications to protect the health and safety of our campus community.

Libraries Launch “Pickup by Appointment” Service

June 10, 2020

On June 15th, campus libraries are launching a “Pickup by Appointment Service.” The service offers the opportunity to begin accessing some of our physical collections…

Inbound Non-degree Seeking Exchanges Cancelled for Fall 2020 Semester

May 27, 2020

The university is cancelling incoming exchanges for the fall 2020 semester for international non-degree seeking students. This decision does not apply to students in other…

Phased return to on-campus research

May 27, 2020

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education’s guide to resuming research in UW–Madison facilities is now available online.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) Report

May 22, 2020

Originally posted 9:29 AM, May 22, 2020 and updated on October 21, 2020 The University of Wisconsin–Madison received funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and…

New order aims to promote public safety in campus gathering spots

May 20, 2020

The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.

Employee Emergency Loan Program

May 20, 2020

UW-Madison has established an emergency loan program to provide assistance to those employees who are experiencing financial hardship because they have been placed on Position-Specific…

Chancellor message: Planning for a safe return to campus

May 18, 2020

In a blog post, Chancellor Blank looks ahead to how the university will be operating this fall to ensure students receive a full educational program while maintaining the safety of the campus community.

Arboretum Drive closes temporarily to motor vehicle traffic

May 15, 2020

Arboretum Drive will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, who are encouraged to maintain at least six feet of distance from one another on the road. All visitors should practice appropriate physical distancing .

Cancellation decisions for fall international programming to be made on rolling basis

May 15, 2020

The International Division is in the process of making decisions about program cancellations on a rolling basis to allow for the most up to date assessment of conditions. Please be aware that cancellations are very likely as the environment is understood with greater clarity.

Safer at Home guidelines still in effect in Dane County

May 13, 2020

Public Health Madison Dane County has issued a local public health order that maintains Safer at Home guidelines in Madison and Dane County until May 26. The action comes in response to a Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on Wednesday that invalidated the state’s Safer at Home Order.

UW-Madison faculty, students help create COVID-19 app for Wisconsinites

May 4, 2020

Wisconsin Connect is the first locally-designed COVID-19 app, allowing users to both receive and give help to others in their  communities while correcting state-specific misinformation trending on social media.

Chancellor Blank: Budget and furlough information for UW–Madison employees

April 29, 2020

To our faculty and staff, Over two hectic months, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the world we live in and our campus operations. I am tremendously proud of the ways UW–Madison has responded. The value of a great public university has never been clearer, providing research, information and education related to the pandemic.

UW−Madison Guidelines: Furloughs, Work-Share Program, Reassignments and Leave Provisions

April 29, 2020

UW−Madison employees have a strong tradition of working together as a community to address challenging circumstances. Our current situation requires that we implement short-term, cost-saving measures to address the fiscal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.