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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.

Understanding the human-animal interplay of COVID-19 and other diseases

March 30, 2022

Most human diseases don’t start — or end — with our species. Only by looking at the whole picture can scientists like UW–Madison's Tony Goldberg uncover the full story of viruses on Earth.

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.

Dane County face-covering order extended for another month

January 26, 2022

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.

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.