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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.

UW-Madison experts available for analysis on the novel coronavirus

March 12, 2020

The following UW–Madison experts are available to comment on the COVID-19 health crisis. For further information, contact National Media Specialist Veronica Rueckert national media specialist at

Changes announced to WIAA Boys State Basketball Tournament

March 12, 2020

The tournament is scheduled for March 19-21 at the Kohl Center on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus. While competition is expected to continue, teams will be allotted a specified number of tickets per roster member.

COVID-19 news conference

March 11, 2020

Chancellor Rebecca Blank speaks during a press conference addressing the COVID-19 measures being taken by UW–Madison, which was held in the UW Police and Security Facility. She is accompanied by Jake Baggott, executive director of University Health Services (rear), and Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

COVID-19: Update to campus operations

March 11, 2020

Please read this important message from Chancellor Blank about campus operations.

COVID-19 campus travel updates

March 10, 2020

Chancellor Blank advises faculty, staff and students to avoid travel outside Dane County during Spring Break due to the growing number of cases in and outside the U.S.

COVID-19: Answers from UHS to frequently asked questions

March 9, 2020

Should I be concerned? Can I travel? What should I do to protect myself and others? University Health Services answers these and other questions. Please continue to visit this site as guidance is updated this week.

Update on coronavirus and spring break travel

February 26, 2020

བོད་ཡིག Tibetan    中文 Chinese    Español   Hmoob   नेपाली Nepali The following message was sent from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to…