UW’s Response to COVID-19
With the well-being of all members of the university community our highest priority, we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus pandemic and act to reduce the risk to our students, faculty, and staff.
The Food and Drug Administration has authorized booster shots for people ages 18 and over who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine and for some at risk populations who received the Moderna vaccine. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends it, these boosters will be available soon, including on campus through University Health Services.
Public Health Madison & Dane County has extended to Nov. 5 an emergency order requiring that everyone age 2 and older wear a face covering or mask when in any enclosed building. UW–Madison's own mask order remains in effect on campus.
University Health Services (UHS) is now providing a booster, or third shot, of the Pfizer vaccine to students and employees. To make an appointment, use the MyUHS app or web portal. You may also seek appointments off campus including through a health care provider and local pharmacies.
Chances are you or someone you know has had a cough, runny nose or other symptoms recently and wondered, is it COVID-19? The answer: not necessarily. Fall is when many kinds of respiratory viruses are active. But don’t let your guard down.
All members of the UW–Madison community deserve to feel welcome, valued and safe. We do not tolerate harassment and discrimination, and racist behaviors and stereotyping are inconsistent with the values of UW–Madison. The Office of Compliance and Dean of Students Office provide resources and reporting options for students, faculty and staff.