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Answers to this week’s top Safer Badgers/COVID-19 questions (week 2)

January 21, 2021

Here are some of the top questions (and answers) from the Frequently Asked Questions we have compiled about Safer Badgers and spring COVID-19 requirements.

COVID-19 weekly update #3 for faculty and staff

January 20, 2021

Please take a few moments to make sure you’re ready for the start of the semester on Jan. 25.

How to use the Safer Badgers app

January 20, 2021

Here's how to get started with the Safer Badgers app — the official COVID-19 app for the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The app provides resources to support health and safety on campus and in the community.

Gov. Evers announces new public health emergency, issues new face coverings order

January 19, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement as the…

UW Health encourages patients 65 and older to visit

January 19, 2021

Following today's announcement from the state Department of Health Services that individuals age 65 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, here is more information about the process for scheduling appointments.

Safer Badgers app now available in Google Play Store

January 19, 2021

All members of the campus community are encouraged to download the app from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play as soon as possible.

Tips for avoiding a rejected COVID-19 saliva test

January 15, 2021

Update June 14, 2021: Campus COVID-19 testing is now being conducted only by nasal swab. The following message was delivered to students and…

Answers to this week’s top COVID-19/Safer Badgers questions 

January 15, 2021

As we move toward the start of the semester, we have received many good questions about spring requirements and have compiled them in an extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions, which you may filter by six topic areas. 

COVID-19 weekly update #2 for faculty and staff

January 13, 2021

As the spring semester nears, UW–Madison is providing weekly updates to prepare the campus community for expanded testing requirements.

PHMDC updates public health order, expands outdoor gathering size

January 12, 2021

Outdoor gatherings off-campus of up to 50 people are now permitted provided that participants maintain physical distancing.

Spring semester COVID-19 weekly update for faculty and staff

January 8, 2021

A message to faculty and staff on spring semester testing requirements; how to download the Safer Badgers app; privacy protection; and exposure notification.

First employees and students receive COVID-19 vaccine at University Health Services

January 5, 2021

The arrival of vaccine provides a lot of hope for students and employees that campus will ultimately return to normal, says Jake Baggott, executive director of UHS and associate vice chancellor for student affairs/health and wellbeing.

University Health Services to vaccinate Phase 1a eligible individuals against COVID-19

December 30, 2020

“We know it could be many months before all of our students and employees can be vaccinated," says a UHS official, "but this is an important and hopeful first step.”

Free community COVID-19 testing extended to early January

December 22, 2020

Additional days of free COVID-19 testing will be available to the general public at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium Jan. 4-7 under a partnership between UW–Madison, the University of Wisconsin System and the federal government.

Fourteen campus sites will support COVID-19 testing in spring

December 18, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison recently announced an enhanced health and safety program that will begin in January. It will include expanded on-campus COVID-19 testing…

University of Illinois, partner in UW spring testing, surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests

December 18, 2020

Beginning in January, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will implement a new campus safety and testing program called Safer Badgers, adapted from a successful system called Shield T3 developed by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

UW–Madison finalizing plans to provide COVID-19 vaccine to eligible students and employees

December 17, 2020

University Health Services will manage the process of administering vaccines to frontline health care workers and other individuals at UW–Madison who are eligible for the initial phase of vaccination, or Phase 1a.

PHMDC updates its public health order, allows some gatherings

December 15, 2020

Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued a new public health order, effective Wednesday, Dec. 16.

Trailer to be center of testing

December 14, 2020

A mobile lab run by University of Illinois System subsidiary Shield T3 was set up Friday in Lot 64 near the WARF building. The lab will conduct diagnostic PCR testing of saliva samples collected at sites across campus from students and employees starting in January.