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Employee update: Building access enforcement starts Wednesday Feb. 10

February 3, 2021

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. 

Second round of emergency COVID-19 financial aid coming for students

February 1, 2021

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 watching for new variants of virus that causes COVID-19

January 29, 2021

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.

Meet the people who make Safer Badgers work

January 29, 2021

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.

Building access limits to take effect Feb. 8; updates on testing

January 27, 2021

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.

Next group of vaccine eligibility begins March 1

January 26, 2021

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.

Latest developments in testing, access are topics of Thursday forum

January 26, 2021

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.

On-campus testing switching to drop-in only

January 22, 2021

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.

Video: Pool your drool

January 22, 2021

Try these tips in order to have a successful saliva sample as new COVID-19 testing requirements are implemented for the spring semester.

UW-Madison to begin vaccinating members of campus community aged 65 and older

January 22, 2021

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.

Answers to this week’s top Safer Badgers/COVID-19 questions (week 2)

January 21, 2021

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.

COVID-19 weekly update #3 for faculty and staff

January 20, 2021

Please take a few moments to make sure you’re ready for the start of the semester on Jan. 25.

How to use the Safer Badgers app

January 20, 2021

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.

Gov. Evers announces new public health emergency, issues new face coverings order

January 19, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement as the…

UW Health encourages patients 65 and older to visit uwhealth.org/vaccine

January 19, 2021

Following today's announcement from the state Department of Health Services that individuals age 65 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, here is more information about the process for scheduling appointments.

Safer Badgers app now available in Google Play Store

January 19, 2021

All members of the campus community are encouraged to download the app from the App Store (for iOS) or Google Play as soon as possible.

Tips for avoiding a rejected COVID-19 saliva test

January 15, 2021

Update June 14, 2021: Campus COVID-19 testing is now being conducted only by nasal swab. The following message was delivered to students and…

Answers to this week’s top COVID-19/Safer Badgers questions 

January 15, 2021

As we move toward the start of the semester, we have received many good questions about spring requirements and have compiled them in an extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions, which you may filter by six topic areas.