Category COVID-19 campus response
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.
Update June 14, 2021: Campus COVID-19 testing is now being conducted only by nasal swab. The following message was delivered to students and…
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.
As the spring semester nears, UW–Madison is providing weekly updates to prepare the campus community for expanded testing requirements.
Outdoor gatherings off-campus of up to 50 people are now permitted provided that participants maintain physical distancing.
A message to faculty and staff on spring semester testing requirements; how to download the Safer Badgers app; privacy protection; and exposure notification.
The arrival of vaccine provides a lot of hope for students and employees that campus will ultimately return to normal, says Jake Baggott, executive director of UHS and associate vice chancellor for student affairs/health and wellbeing.
“We know it could be many months before all of our students and employees can be vaccinated," says a UHS official, "but this is an important and hopeful first step.”
Additional days of free COVID-19 testing will be available to the general public at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium Jan. 4-7 under a partnership between UW–Madison, the University of Wisconsin System and the federal government.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison recently announced an enhanced health and safety program that will begin in January. It will include expanded on-campus COVID-19 testing…
Beginning in January, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will implement a new campus safety and testing program called Safer Badgers, adapted from a successful system called Shield T3 developed by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
University Health Services will manage the process of administering vaccines to frontline health care workers and other individuals at UW–Madison who are eligible for the initial phase of vaccination, or Phase 1a.
Public Health Madison & Dane County has issued a new public health order, effective Wednesday, Dec. 16.
A mobile lab run by University of Illinois System subsidiary Shield T3 was set up Friday in Lot 64 near the WARF building. The lab will conduct diagnostic PCR testing of saliva samples collected at sites across campus from students and employees starting in January.
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.