Tag Covid-19

On, Wisconsin at home: Ways to enjoy art and music while social distancing

March 25, 2020

You can enjoy art, music and more posted on UW–Madison websites. Virtual attractions include the Chazen Museum of Art and the Badger Band.

Survey: Many still find it hard to stay home during pandemic, worry about mental health during isolation

March 24, 2020

Most people are motivated to physically separate themselves from others to help stop the spread of coronavirus, a UW survey shows, but obligations to work and family and mental health concerns make staying apart a challenge.

UW–Madison engineers, local manufacturers race pandemic to protect healthcare workers

March 23, 2020

The group has built prototypes and launched a website where it's encouraging healthcare facilities, manufacturers and donors to fill out an intake form to help assess need and build more connections while production capacity is rapidly expanded.

Taking survey can help thwart COVID-19, spread Wisconsin Idea

March 20, 2020

Based on your responses, a UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior.

How to keep young children learning on the home front

March 20, 2020

UW–Madison educator and family engagement researcher Lorena Mancilla has some advice on how to create spaces and establish routines for learning and working effectively from home.

Check the UW–Madison COVID-19 website often

March 20, 2020

This site is being updated regularly with the latest news and information about university operations. Visit it frequently to stay up to date and to review previous posts.

Students welcomed back to (virtual) classes on Monday

March 20, 2020

As students prepare to return to instruction on Monday through alternate means, UW–Madison is offering a number of resources to help with the transition, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Lori Reesor says.

Six possible impacts of COVID-19 on farming

March 18, 2020

Only time will reveal the severity of the impacts on agriculture from the novel coronavirus. Here is what farmers, farming families, ag employers and ag employees need to be aware of and plan for.

Video: Chancellor Rebecca Blank addresses COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Chancellor Blank is thanking everyone for their flexibility and willingness to make changes that "aren't easy or comfortable" in response to COVID-19. "I can't tell you exactly what tomorrow or the next day is going to bring, but I can tell you this: The safety and well-being of every member of our UW–Madison family is, and will remain, my top priority."

March 17 changes to campus operations from Chancellor Blank

March 17, 2020

Our campus is continuing to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, including spread of the disease and public health guidelines to mitigate its effects. In light of recent announcements, we have decided to take several additional steps for the rest of the semester:

Employee leave policy updates

March 17, 2020

Here is new information about additional leave benefits being implemented by UW–Madison. These provisions apply to all UW–Madison employees except student hourly staff, for whom additional guidance will be provided in the coming days.

Talking to kids about COVID-19: UW–Madison expert offers tips

March 16, 2020

What do we tell children in times of uncertainty? There are no easy answers but Travis Wright, an associate professor of counseling psychology at the School of Education, offers some suggestions.

Guidance to employees on telecommuting

March 13, 2020

In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Human Resources is preparing for multiple scenarios related to work flexibility for employees, including the possibility that many employees may need to telecommute.

UW–Madison responds to employee diagnosed with COVID-19

March 13, 2020

University officials are cooperating fully with Public Health Madison & Dane County and other public health officials regarding a university employee who works in the School of Veterinary Medicine building who was diagnosed with novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).

Update to campus operations

March 13, 2020

As the situation surrounding the spread of COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, UW–Madison has the following updates.

Managing finances in tough times

March 12, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances, says financial capability specialist Peggy Olive.

WIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament at Kohl Center canceled

March 12, 2020

The WIAA has canceled the Boys State Basketball Tournament. The decision was made in consultation with local and state public health officials to discourage and limit large gatherings in light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation.