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COVID Questions: Pet sitting; sterilizing immunity

March 31, 2021

If I need someone to watch my pet for a week, what is the safest option? And, is it true the virus can only live for 10 minutes on a fully vaccinated person? UW–Madison experts have the answers.

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, partner labs serve state during pandemic

March 30, 2021

WSLH coordinates the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network, with more than 130 hospital and clinical labs across the state, and was able to quickly pull together collaborations to increase COVID-19 testing capacity.

Badger Talks video: Follow vaccine etiquette

March 30, 2021

Vaccines provide hope that the worst of the pandemic will soon be behind us, but they also can lead to some tricky conversations. In this week’s Badger Talks video, vaccine etiquette is discussed.

COVID-19 multilingual site recognized

March 30, 2021

The site was highlighted by Voice of America’s Tibetan news as an example of how linguistic diversity and inclusion are recognized and honored by the university.

Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab serves on front lines of COVID testing and response

March 26, 2021

The lab has performed nearly 200,000 COVID-19 tests on the UW–Madison campus while also playing a key role  handling a COVID-19 outbreak among Wisconsin’s mink industry.

WisCon helps small businesses through COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2021

The WisCon consultants have dedicated time this year to COVID-19 consulting and training for small businesses, which includes virtual assessments of facilities, recommendations for controlling employee exposure, and video training on COVID-19 prevention and control.

The band’s together again!

March 25, 2021

The air was filled with excitement and music as the UW–Madison Varsity Band gathered for the first large group practices since the COVID-19 lockdown began.

UW System leaders, Chancellor Blank visit UW–Madison COVID-19 vaccine site 

March 23, 2021

The number of people in the UW–Madison community who have reported receiving at least one dose of the vaccine, whether on campus or off, now exceeds 10,000. 

Enthusiasm on campus as more students, employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 

March 23, 2021

Nearly 10,000 students and employees have received at least one shot of either a two-dose or one-dose vaccine, both at UHS and reported off campus. 

New program will fight COVID-19 and address its consequences

March 19, 2021

The Wisconsin Partnership Program's Partnership Education and Research Committee will allocate an additional $1.2 million to support innovative research and education projects.

New process to check on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility and schedule appointments at UHS

March 16, 2021

This week, University Health Services is expanding COVID-19 vaccination appointments to all non-student employees working in person. Rather than receiving an email, the MyUHS portal will replace emails for accessing eligibility information and appointment options.

COVID questions: Long haulers, travel guidance

March 15, 2021

Why do some people continue to experience symptoms after recovering from COVID-19? Can my family travel to Florida?

Meet the people who make Safer Badgers work, part five

March 12, 2021

“Things are always changing. And as a student, I know how this feels,” Greta says. “I’m here to help people understand the policies and procedures in a way they can understand.”

UW Health’s healthcare heroes have stepped up

March 5, 2021

Their roles range from administering tests to caring for patients to ramping up telehealth, and they've worked long hours to help all of us through this difficult time.

Badger Talks: Disparities in COVID vaccination

March 5, 2021

“I think the disparities in vaccination are a reflection of the underlying  disparities that drive Covid-related mobidity and mortality in the first place."

Employee update: Outdoor safety, events, vaccine and more

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, campus events may be held for up to 50 people indoors and up to 150 people outdoors. Facial coverings and maintaining physical distancing are required.

Changes to campus events policy

March 3, 2021

Effective March 8, the new campus events policy will allow up to 50 people to gather indoors and up to 150 people outdoors.

Meet the people who make Safer Badgers work, part four

February 24, 2021

Kacee, Josh, Jenna and Jen are among the many people who help keep campus safe during the pandemic.

Badger Talks video: The right type of mask

February 23, 2021

In this Badger Talks interview, mechanical engineering professor Scott Sanders talks through some of the mask-fitting guidance.

What the detection of B.1.1.7 in Dane County means for campus

February 19, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, Public Health Madison and Dane County announced that a case of COVID-19 caused by a variant of the virus called…