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Campus COVID-19 update: Testing for all students before spring semester

January 13, 2022

As the spring semester approaches, an update for students on our COVID-19 guidelines for returning to campus. Throughout the pandemic, Badgers have shown strong commitment to protecting their own health and the health of friends, family, instructors and the broader community by taking steps that are proven to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and prevent serious illness.

Balancing personal and community risk with the omicron variant

January 11, 2022

Devlin Cole of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health says, "Wear a mask, get vaccinated and boosted … you can still go out and do the things you want to do, but it’s going to take a bit more planning."

From PHMDC: What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

January 6, 2022

Due to the highly infectious omicron variant, an unprecedented number of new cases are being confirmed every day in Dane County right now. PHMDC shares some guidance for what to do if you test positive.

Campus COVID update: Reminder on childcare flexibilities

December 31, 2021

Read this message in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali To our UW–Madison employees, Yesterday, Dec. 30, Madison…

New CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine

December 29, 2021

New guidance calls for those who test positive for COVID-19 to isolate at home for at least 5 days and wear a mask when around others for an additional 5 days.

Campus COVID update: Omicron increasing on and off campus; new guidance for testing

December 21, 2021

Read this message in: Español Hmoob བོད་སྐད Tibetan 中文 Chinese नेपाली Nepali   Dear students, staff and faculty, We’re reaching…

Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative funds 50 new proposals

December 16, 2021

PARCI provides support through the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for research projects that had to spend down grants during the pandemic even though the research activities themselves were stalled.

Badger Talks – Does omicron change our pandemic future?

December 10, 2021

Can we expect new variants to continue to emerge? Ajay Sethi discusses this in the latest Badger Talks and offers guidance for what we should do about it.

Vaccine for young children fills vital gap in the vaccine landscape

November 12, 2021

“Vaccination decreases the risks of the virus in the children, facilitates return of in-person school, sports and activities, all while helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 to their family members and community at large.”

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine pediatric clinical trial to focus on ages 6 months to 5 years

November 8, 2021

“This is the final frontier. Our very youngest children need to get the vaccine and we need to make sure they are safe,” says Bill Hartman, co-principal investigator of the KidCOVE clinical trial at UW–Madison.

ProPublica’s Caroline Chen is UW–Madison’s fall Science Journalist in Residence

October 26, 2021

Chen, whose work spans public health, the pharmaceutical industry, hospitals and regulators, has spent much of the last 20 months covering the coronavirus pandemic for the investigative journalism newsroom ProPublica.

Researchers win grant to combat misinformation about COVID and 2020 election

October 6, 2021

A team of researchers will study the most effective methods of combating misinformation online, as it posed significant threats to both public health during the COVID-19 pandemic and democracy throughout the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

300 interviews: Ajay Sethi’s pandemic pivot

September 28, 2021

When COVID-19 hit, Sethi's expertise made him a frequent source for national and local news media. At the same time, he was continuing to teach his unexpectedly timely course "Conspiracies in Public Health."

VCRGE announces second round of funding support for critical campus research

September 7, 2021

Research activities delayed or negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible to apply for the Pandemic-Affected Research Continuation Initiative.

Chancellor gives a big ‘thank-you’ to those behind COVID-19 testing

September 3, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic threw the world into turmoil in the spring of 2020, the experts at the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene instead got to work.

UW-Madison reports high levels of vaccination  

September 2, 2021

As of Sept. 1, 88 percent of students are fully vaccinated and 91 percent of students have received at least one dose. In addition, 92 percent of employees are fully vaccinated.

‘Flatten the curve’ was everywhere, but it didn’t change people’s pandemic attitudes

August 31, 2021

“Although we didn’t see a difference in people’s ideas or behavioral intentions based on their awareness of the chart," says researcher Nan Li, "the message is still beneficial."