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Category COVID-19 campus response

Updates to university travel for employees, students and student organizations

March 24, 2021

Changes have been made to UW–Madison sponsored travel for employees, graduate students, and undergraduates participating in in-person research or instructional field activities as well as registered student organizations (RSOs).

UW-Madison guidance for summer on-campus activities

March 23, 2021

The following guidance was shared from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to campus leaders on March 23, 2021: PRE-COLLEGE For summer 2021, all UW–Madison-sponsored pre-college activities…

UW System leaders, Chancellor Blank visit UW–Madison COVID-19 vaccine site 

March 23, 2021

The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000. 

Enthusiasm on campus as more students, employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 

March 23, 2021

Nearly 10,000 students and employees have received at least one shot of either a two-dose or one-dose vaccine, both at UHS and reported off campus. 

Statement in response to Atlanta shootings

March 17, 2021

Last evening we learned of violent shootings in Georgia that killed eight people, six of them of Asian descent, and are once again disheartened by the tragic loss of lives. As we mourn the losses, we recognize the perpetuation of bias and hatred toward our Asian and Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) community members.

Employee update: Testing exemption for vaccinated people and more

March 17, 2021

Employees and students who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to participate in routine on-campus testing. The MyUHS portal at University Health Services is now the place to check your vaccine eligibility and find vaccination appointments on campus.

New process to check on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and schedule appointments at UHS

March 16, 2021

This week, University Health Services is expanding COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all non-student employees working in person. Rather than receiving an email, the MyUHS portal will replace emails for accessing eligibility information and appointment options.

Vacation carryover deadline extended to Oct. 9

March 11, 2021

The university wants to ensure that employees have sufficient time to use their vacation hours and will not end up losing this earned time.

Employee update: Spring travel guidance, health and safety, vaccine update

March 10, 2021

Students and employees are strongly encouraged to avoid recreational travel this spring to prevent contracting and spreading COVID-19.

As supply allows, UHS offers COVID-19 vaccines to more eligible members of campus

March 9, 2021

University Health Services is offering vaccines as quickly as possible to eligible members of the campus community, but limited vaccine supply means there is not yet enough for everyone. Expect an email within the next several weeks, or check with your health care provider or community vaccinators.

Employee update: Outdoor safety, events, vaccine and more

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, campus events may be held for up to 50 people indoors and up to 150 people outdoors. Facial coverings and maintaining physical distancing are required.

Changes to campus events policy

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, the new campus events policy will allow up to 50 people to gather indoors and up to 150 people outdoors.

Employee update: Positive cases, testing and vaccine

February 25, 2021

Beginning March 1, the state will make additional populations eligible for vaccination, but because of limited supplies, UHS will not be able to offer vaccine immediately to everyone newly eligible.

UHS COVID-19 health alert – act now to avoid campus restrictions

February 19, 2021

The following message was sent from UHS Executive Director Jake Baggott to students, faculty and staff on Feb. 19. Read this message in Español…

What the detection of B.1.1.7 in Dane County means for campus

February 19, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced that a case of COVID-19 caused by a variant of the virus called…

COVID-19 Response: Testing and vaccination updates for employees 

February 17, 2021

This weekly update on campus COVID-19 testing and Safer Badgers covers testing updates, vaccine updates and how to get help

Students begin receiving second round of emergency federal COVID-19 aid

February 15, 2021

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.

Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccination at UW–Madison

February 12, 2021

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.

COVID-19 Response: Building access and testing updates for employees

February 11, 2021

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.

Employees encouraged to take time off for well-being

February 9, 2021

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.