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Air sampling at schools accurately detects flu and COVID-19 virus levels

February 2, 2024

A new study from the Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health found that air samplers placed in school cafeterias provided an accurate read of flu and COVID-19 infections in a K-12 school district.

Mineral coatings could enable shelf-stable mRNA therapies

December 15, 2023

A protective mineral coating identified by University of Wisconsin–Madison biomedical engineering researchers could allow powerful messenger RNA therapeutics like COVID-19 vaccines to be stored at room temperature, making them more accessible to lower-resourced communities across the world.

Study: Spike in premature births caused by COVID, halted by vaccines

November 27, 2023

The evidence showing the positive effects of vaccination in preventing premature births could help allay some of the most prominent concerns voiced as COVID-19 vaccines became available to pregnant patients.

Update: COVID-19 antigen test kits no longer available

May 1, 2023

The take-home antigen kits provide added convenience because they can be stored and used when needed.

Following pandemic, educators are not all right but meditation could ease burden

January 19, 2023

UW's Center for Healthy Minds has found that COVID-19's upheaval of K-12 schooling took its toll on educators and staff, but a meditation app showed promise for relieving symptoms of anxiety and depression.

A spring health update for campus

January 17, 2023

Students and employees can find information and resources to support their health as several respiratory viruses circulate this semester.

Partisan divide contributed to false sense of racial equality in pandemic mortality

October 31, 2022

A new study from UW–Madison researchers pins the rise in white COVID-19 deaths to state party politics.

COVID-19, monkeypox and staying healthy this fall

August 16, 2022

To support public health while maintaining instruction, programs and services on campus this fall, the university continues to offer

More news, more worry during pandemic

July 20, 2022

“What we’d hope is that you could counter uncertainty by learning more about the world ... (but) that wasn’t the case with COVID-19," says researcher Markus Brauer. "Higher media consumption — seeking out the news — was associated with more emotional distress.”

COVID questions: Vaccines for toddlers; making sense of metrics

May 12, 2022

When will pediatric vaccines be approved? What information is the most important on Covid dashboards at this phase of the pandemic?

Upcoming changes to campus COVID-19 testing and vaccination

April 27, 2022

With the semester quickly coming to an end, members of the campus community should prepare for several changes to COVID-19 testing and vaccination over the…

Campus monitoring COVID-19 in the community

April 22, 2022

Public Health Madison & Dane County shared today that Dane County is now at a “medium” community level for COVID-19. UW–Madison continues to work closely with state and local public health officials.

Reminder: Testing, masks and booster shots

March 30, 2022

Through the rest of spring semester, UW–Madison will continue to offer free PCR testing, antigen test kits, and surgical and N95 masks to students and employees. Mandatory testing of unvaccinated individuals is paused, effective April 4.

Masking and testing updates as you return from spring break

March 18, 2022

Masks may be worn but are no longer required inside university buildings, with a few exceptions. But please respect individual decisions and continue to follow COVID-19 guidance.

Spring break reminders

March 14, 2022

Find information and tips for a healthy spring break and safe return.

Antivirals, some antibodies, work well against BA.2 omicron variant of COVID-19 virus

March 10, 2022

The research team tested seven monoclonal antibodies, three combinations of antibodies, and three antiviral treatments against the BA.2 variant.