Category COVID-19 campus response
Chancellor Blank: Thanks and looking ahead
Chancellor Blank thanks faculty and staff for their extraordinary work during the pandemic and shares more information about the coming academic year.
People 12 and older can get vaccinated against COVID-19 at UW–Madison
The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.
COVID-19 Update: Campus policies for summer
Read this message in Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali The following message applies to students, faculty and…
Employee COVID-19 update: End-of-year reminders
As the academic year draws to a close, here are a few reminders to help you stay safe this summer.
Weekly employee update: Get ready for summer; vaccinate now on campus
University Health Services is now able to offer vaccines to anyone who lives, works or studies in Wisconsin, including friends and family of UW–Madison students and employees. Drop-in vaccination is available although appointments are encouraged.
Campus vaccine appointments available to UW–Madison community and public
The following message was sent from Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of University Health Services to employees without a campus testing exemption through Safer…
In-person classes continue — with safeguards
While much instruction has gone virtual, some classes with under 50 students continued in person, including many labs requiring hands-on learning. Take a look.
Survey seeks answers about transition to campus
The survey asks questions about onsite work, experiences with remote work, and how the university can best support the many employees transitioning back to campus.
Campus COVID-19 update: What to expect this summer
With summer just around the corner, and planning for our return to campus for the fall underway, some activities on campus will change after the end of spring semester. These modifications are informed by increasing vaccination rates, combined with more opportunities to be outside due to better weather.
Summer Covid-19 testing, building access and events guidance
The following message was shared to campus leadership on Monday, April 19. As we head into the final weeks of the 2021 spring semester, we…
Update on employee furlough program
The following message was sent from Chancellor Blank to all employees on April 16. Read this message in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan…
Campus COVID-19 vaccination update
Campus and the broader community continue make great progress on vaccination. Knowing what percentage of our community is vaccinated helps university leaders make decisions about campus operations. Many employees and students are being vaccinated off campus – if you’re one of them, let UHS know you’ve been vaccinated!
Employee update: Vaccine eligibility expands; how to make an appointment
As we enter the final weeks of the semester, we can celebrate important signs of progress in the fight against COVID-19. Until more of our campus community has been fully vaccinated, it’s important for everyone – including those who are fully vaccinated – to continue taking precautions, such as wearing face coverings and practicing physical distancing.
Employee and student update: Travel health warning, finding vaccine, testing updates
The weekly campus COVID-19 update provides important information to employees and students.
COVID Questions: Pet sitting; sterilizing immunity
If I need someone to watch my pet for a week, what is the safest option? And, is it true the virus can only live for 10 minutes on a fully vaccinated person? UW–Madison experts have the answers.
Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic
WSLH coordinates the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, with more than 130 hospital and clinical labs across the state, and was able to quickly pull together collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.
COVID-19 multilingual site recognized
The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.
More opportunities for vaccines for employees at UW–Madison
University Health Services is now offering COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all employees at UW–Madison. This includes in-person and remote employees and student employees.
UW-Madison nursing students volunteer to give out vaccine
"Being able to contribute to warding off this disease is so empowering and rewarding, and it just makes me feel like all this suffering all of us have been experiencing is moving toward a resolution," said nursing student Kayla Van Boxtel.