Update: COVID-19 antigen test kits no longer available
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The research team tested seven monoclonal antibodies, three combinations of antibodies, and three antiviral treatments against the BA.2 variant.
Dane County face-covering order extended for another month
Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC) has issued Face Covering Emergency Order #7, which extends the current face mask requirement until March 1. The new order aligns with UW–Madison’s face mask policy.