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Gov. Evers announces new public health emergency, issues new face coverings order

January 19, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement as the…

Tips for avoiding a rejected COVID-19 saliva test

January 15, 2021

Update June 14, 2021: Campus COVID-19 testing is now being conducted only by nasal swab. The following message was delivered to students and…

Answers to this week’s top COVID-19/Safer Badgers questions 

January 15, 2021

As we move toward the start of the semester, we have received many good questions about spring requirements and have compiled them in an extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions, which you may filter by six topic areas. 

Through ripple effect, a UW employee’s weekly ritual helps others process pandemic losses

January 13, 2021

Every Thursday morning at 10, Omar Poler stops whatever he is doing and spends 10 minutes remembering — and honoring — the lives lost to COVID-19.

Badger Talks video: Coping with symptoms of depression

January 12, 2021

In this week’s Badger Talks video, UW Health clinical psychologist Shanda Wells talks about how people can cope if they’re experiencing symptoms of depression and how to know when it’s time to seek out professional help.

Spring semester COVID-19 weekly update for faculty and staff

January 8, 2021

A message to faculty and staff on spring semester testing requirements; how to download the Safer Badgers app; privacy protection; and exposure notification.

First employees and students receive COVID-19 vaccine at University Health Services

January 5, 2021

The arrival of vaccine provides a lot of hope for students and employees that campus will ultimately return to normal, says Jake Baggott, executive director of UHS and associate vice chancellor for student affairs/health and wellbeing.

University Health Services to vaccinate Phase 1a eligible individuals against COVID-19

December 30, 2020

“We know it could be many months before all of our students and employees can be vaccinated," says a UHS official, "but this is an important and hopeful first step.”

COVID questions: First wave of vaccines, indoor ventilation tips

December 22, 2020

How do you find out if you're eligible for the vaccine? And now that it's winter, how can you ventilate your home?

Fourteen campus sites will support COVID-19 testing in spring

December 18, 2020

The University of Wisconsin–Madison recently announced an enhanced health and safety program that will begin in January. It will include expanded on-campus COVID-19 testing…

University of Illinois, partner in UW spring testing, surpasses 1 million COVID-19 tests

December 18, 2020

Beginning in January, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will implement a new campus safety and testing program called Safer Badgers, adapted from a successful system called Shield T3 developed by the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

UW–Madison finalizing plans to provide COVID-19 vaccine to eligible students and employees

December 17, 2020

University Health Services will manage the process of administering vaccines to frontline health care workers and other individuals at UW–Madison who are eligible for the initial phase of vaccination, or Phase 1a.

Badger Talks video: Vaccine arrival is first step

December 15, 2020

“I could see that by fall 2021 things could start to look substantially different than what we’ve all been living with," says global health expert James Conway.

Trailer to be center of testing

December 14, 2020

A mobile lab run by University of Illinois System subsidiary Shield T3 was set up Friday in Lot 64 near the WARF building. The lab will conduct diagnostic PCR testing of saliva samples collected at sites across campus from students and employees starting in January.

Vaccine arrives at UW Health

December 14, 2020

UW Health received its first doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine the morning of Monday, Dec. 14. By early afternoon, the first doses were given to frontline medical personnel.

COVID-19 stories and experts: Vaccine distribution, well-being, back to the workplace

December 10, 2020

The following UW–Madison stories and experts are available on current topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID questions: Economic recovery, different tests

December 10, 2020

What's the difference between a PCR test and an antigen test? How has the vaccine affected the economic recovery?

Preparing for the vaccine

December 9, 2020

In anticipation of the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, UW Health is training staff to administer them to tier 1A front-line healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing…