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Health care workers appeal to people of Wisconsin for help

November 22, 2020

Hundreds of UW Health workers call on the people of Wisconsin to take precautions against COVID-19 to avoid overwhelming hospitals.

Banking on patient samples to advance COVID-19 research

November 20, 2020

In the spring of 2020, when UW–Madison instruction moved online and most research became remote, efforts picked up at the UW Carbone Cancer Center Translational Science Biocore BioBank.

Student survey results being used to improve fall, spring semesters

November 18, 2020

Campus leaders are using the results from two just-completed student surveys — one for undergraduates and one for graduate students — to improve the student…

UW-Madison adds second surge testing site at Kohl Center for students and employees

November 17, 2020

The rapid antigen tests complement PCR tests currently available for students and employees through University Health Services (UHS) as positive COVID-19 rates continue to rise in Dane County and across the state. 

Employee responses to survey will inform spring COVID-19 testing program

November 17, 2020

The answers will help UW–Madison’s public health team decide where to establish campus COVID-19 testing sites in the spring, as well as the days and hours of operation.

Quick, routine coronavirus testing reassures both campus and volunteers

November 16, 2020

Unlike other testing on campus, which is more likely to attract people who are sick or who believe they’ve been exposed to COVID-19, Jon Temte’s program constantly re-tests a stable population of volunteers — even when they feel fine.

Guidelines and recommendations for quarantining at home

November 16, 2020

Quarantining is an important tool in containing spread of the disease, and UW Health officials want to share some recommendations on how to effectively quarantine.

Surge COVID-19 testing offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium

November 12, 2020

Community members took advantage of COVID-19 surge testing being freely offered at Nielsen Tennis Stadium from Nov. 12 to the end of the year.

UW–Madison to expand COVID-19 testing in spring

November 5, 2020

To accommodate more regular and frequent COVID-19 testing of all students and employees on campus in the spring semester, UW–Madison will partner with Shield T3, a subsidiary of the University of Illinois System.

COVID questions: Influenza comparison, selling home precautions

October 29, 2020

What's the difference between COVID-19 and influenza? What precautions should I take after potential buyers tour my home?

A victorious but unusual Badger game day

October 24, 2020

It was a game day at Camp Randall like no other before it. There were touchdowns and a resounding victory, but no crowd, and the only cheers were piped in.

Badger Talks: How to keep the virus away on Halloween

October 20, 2020

In this Badger Talks video, Malia Jones, an epidemiologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, shares how we can safely celebrate Halloween with a few changes to our traditions.

COVID questions: Mask filters, workplace air quality, flu shot

October 15, 2020

Are masks more effective with filters? How can we best maintain my workplace's indoor air quality? If I recently had COVID can I still get a flu shot?

October survey seeks employee input in spring plans

October 15, 2020

The survey asks how the university can support faculty and staff, whether they are already working on-site or will be at some future time. The survey also requests input on improvements in the campus response to COVID-19.

Additional changes coming for UW season opener

October 7, 2020

Given the significant increase of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across Wisconsin, UW–Madison is taking new steps to limit attendance and game day activity around Badgers football.

Proven treatments and new methods crucial to fighting COVID-19

October 7, 2020

UW Health clinicians are using current respiratory treatments and are working with the School of Medicine and Public Health on several novel therapies.