Category COVID-19 campus response
Here’s what you should know about COVID-19 vaccination at UW–Madison
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
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
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.
Employee update: Building access enforcement starts Wednesday Feb. 10
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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.