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Category COVID-19 campus response

Everybody poops, some shed the virus that causes COVID-19. Wisconsin’s wastewater surveillance is looking for it.

September 8, 2020

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 directs 14-day student restrictions for health, safety

September 7, 2020

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.

UW, Public Health act to stop COVID-19 spread in fraternity, sorority houses

September 4, 2020

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.

Message from Dean of Students Christina Olstad

September 2, 2020

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.

#LibrarybyAppointment: What you need to know about library access this semester

September 1, 2020

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.

UW launches new initiative to reduce negative effects of COVID-19 pandemic on research

September 1, 2020

“Even short-term disruptions in our research can have long-term impacts,” explains Steve Ackerman, vice chancellor for research and graduate education.

UW–Madison launches campus COVID-19 dashboard

August 28, 2020

A new website will share key metrics about the results of COVID-19 tests among UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.

Message to students from UW System President Tommy Thompson

August 27, 2020

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.

Resources for responding to someone not wearing a face covering

August 27, 2020

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.

COVID-19 testing Dashboard

August 26, 2020

This dashboard provides information to the campus community and the public about the results of COVID-19 tests among current UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.

From the Chancellor: UW in a semester of COVID

August 26, 2020

"We’re on the cusp of what is sure to be one of the most unusual fall semesters in our university’s history," says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

UW experts design masks for campus from scratch

August 26, 2020

The masks were designed by the university’s experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and manufactured by one of Wisconsin’s oldest companies.

Free, reusable cloth face coverings being provided to all employees

August 25, 2020

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.

Opening dates set for Shell, NTS, Nicholas Recreation Center

August 21, 2020

The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium (NTS) reopened to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 17. The Nicholas Recreation Center is expected to open in a limited capacity on Monday, September 14.

Chancellor Blank’s order on face masks

August 21, 2020

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.

UW–Madison test-optional admissions policy extended through summer 2023

August 20, 2020

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.

Off-campus health and safety

August 19, 2020

Dean of Students Christina Olstad and University Health Services Executive Director Jake Baggott share a message to students about off-campus health and safety related to COVID-19.

Chancellor, other top campus leaders to conduct Smart Restart YouTube events

August 17, 2020

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.

New campus policies allow some in-person events and meetings to resume

August 14, 2020

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.

Blank, Alvarez share statement on Big Ten decision

August 11, 2020

"We had hoped that the return of fall collegiate sports might be an opportunity to restore some sense of normalcy and provide brighter moments for our university, our city and our state.  Even so, today’s decision by the Big Ten to postpone the fall 2020 sports season is the correct one."