Category COVID-19 campus response
UW Health received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine the morning of Monday, Dec. 14. By early afternoon, the first doses were given to frontline medical personnel.
In anticipation of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, UW Health is training staff to administer them to tier 1A front-line healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing…
The updated order includes requiring face coverings in all indoor public spaces except students in their assigned residence hall rooms and employees when alone in a private, unshared office or lab; while riding a campus bus or when two or more people are present in a university vehicle; outside when not able to physically distance or when traveling in a group of two or more individuals.
UW–Madison students who travel or attend a gathering with people they don't live with over Thanksgiving recess are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 before resuming in-person campus activities.
With COVID-19 cases rising locally and nationally, UW–Madison employees should be aware of the most recent public health guidance to avoid holiday gatherings.
The following message was sent to all students on Nov. 20. The number of COVID-19 infections continues to rapidly increase in Wisconsin and Dane County.
In the spring of 2020, when UW–Madison instruction moved online and most research became remote, efforts picked up at the UW Carbone Cancer Center Translational Science Biocore BioBank.
The rapid antigen tests complement PCR tests currently available for students and employees through University Health Services (UHS) as positive COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Dane County and across the state.
The answers will help UW–Madison’s public health team decide where to establish campus COVID-19 testing sites in the spring, as well as the days and hours of operation.
Unlike other testing on campus, which is more likely to attract people who are sick or who believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Jon Temte’s program constantly re-tests a stable population of volunteers — even when they feel fine.
With COVID-19 cases rising locally and nationally, we encourage all students who can travel home safely for Thanksgiving recess to do so and stay there until the start of spring semester. You can find detailed information about travel during Thanksgiving on the UHS website.
The following message was sent to all UW–Madison employees on Nov. 11. Read this news release in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད…
UHS Executive Director Jake Baggott shares important guidance to students about the rise in cases on and off campus.
UW-Madison will offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents, ages five years and older, beginning Thursday, Nov. 12. This testing is for members of the public and participants do not need to be a UW–Madison student or employee.
To accommodate more regular and frequent COVID-19 testing of all students and employees on campus in the spring semester, UW–Madison will partner with Shield T3, a subsidiary of the University of Illinois System.
The message below was sent to all employees on Oct. 29. Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali …
This message, sent from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to all employees on Oct. 26, is in the process of being translated into multiple languages. Español…