Category COVID-19 campus response
This weekly update on campus COVID-19 testing and Safer Badgers covers testing updates, vaccine updates and how to get help
More than 4,000 are being awarded automatic grants. Also, some funds will be reserved for any undergraduate or graduate students experiencing emergency financial hardship.
Since Jan. 5, when University Health Services began providing COVID-19 vaccines to members of the UW–Madison community, more than 7,000 shots have been given to eligible employees and students.
This has been a significant week for campus, as enforcement of building access based on the Badger Badge began Wednesday. Early reports suggest widespread compliance: people are getting tested and arriving at building entrances prepared to show their green (access granted) Badger Badge screen.
Many employees have been deferring time off because they could not travel, spend time with family and friends, or get away from managing pandemic-related issues. But time off from work at regular intervals is important.
As of that date, your Badger Badge must be green (access granted) to enter a campus facility. You should get tested now to be ready for Feb. 10.
UW-Madison’s share of the new federal emergency student support is $9.9 million. This funding will be used to continue to address the additional financial burden many students and families are facing.
UW–Madison is working closely with public health agencies to prepare for the arrival of the variants, and the university has close ties to laboratories conducting surveillance and genomic sequencing for these virus types.
As part of UW–Madison's Safer Badgers effort, people are needed to answer questions over phone and email, staff the testing sites, support the app, manage building access and more.
Each week, we’re updating the campus community on expanded COVID-19 testing requirements. With the start of instruction this week, these measures are now fully underway.
UW–Madison will identify and notify faculty and staff who have direct contact with students of their eligibility and provide next steps for vaccination as this information becomes available.
An online information session is set for 5 p.m. on Thursday to keep the campus community up to date with the latest on spring COVID-19 testing requirements and the Safer Badgers app.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 24, campus testing will transition to drop-in only. While Badger Wellness Ambassadors will begin working on Jan. 25, enforcement of the building access restrictions will not begin until Feb. 1.
Try these tips in order to have a successful saliva sample as new COVID-19 testing requirements are implemented for the spring semester.
University Health Services has sent notices to about 1,800 members of the campus community from this group to invite them to make appointments to be vaccinated.
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.
Please take a few moments to make sure you’re ready for the start of the semester on Jan. 25.
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.
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