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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.

COVID questions: Home office deductions; flu shot; repurposed drugs

October 8, 2020

Can I deduct home office expenses? Are there known drugs that can be repurposed for COVID-19? Where's the safest place to get a flu shot?

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.

COVID questions: aerosol transmission, small business, managing stress

October 1, 2020

What is aerosol transmission? How has the pandemic affected small businesses? How can I manage stress?

Interview: Keys to a successful COVID-19 vaccine

September 25, 2020

The race to develop a vaccine for the virus that causes COVID-19 will represent the largest global vaccination effort since the fight against polio nearly 70 years ago. That historical perspective is important, says Morgridge Institute virology investigator Paul Ahlquist.

COVID Questions: Cold weather precautions; recovery time; future of work-at-home

September 24, 2020

"These precautions may not feel extra special if you have been doing them all along. But complacency can easily set in after a summer of being outdoors and recent surges are evidence of that," says Associate Professor Ajay Sethi.

Fitter increases the benefits of wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic

September 24, 2020

A team of UW–Madison engineers has developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face.

COVID questions: gyms, placebos, vaccine proof

September 17, 2020

Is it safe to work out in a public gym? If I'm in a vaccine trial and get the placebo, will I be told so I can get the vaccine? How will people have proof they had the vaccine?

F.H. King group provides students, local community with fresh produce despite pandemic

September 16, 2020

The student organization's goal is to connect students with the land they live on and the food they eat, including combating food insecurity and fighting against social injustice in the food system.

Tuition refund deadline extended for students impacted by COVID-19

September 16, 2020

For students negatively impacted by COVID-19 and who choose to completely withdraw from the semester, a full tuition refund will be possible for one additional week, to Friday, Sept. 18.

Chancellor Blank: Update on COVID-19 response

September 15, 2020

“We must bring our daily case totals down and we are taking aggressive action to do that,” the chancellor says. Testing will be increased and more contact tracers will be added.

Waisman Biomanufacturing partners with GigaGen to manufacture new COVID-19 drug

September 9, 2020

The drug, called GIGA-2050, uses a new approach similar to treating COVID-19 patients with convalescent plasma.

Everybody poops, some shed the virus that causes COVID-19. Wisconsin’s wastewater surveillance is looking for it.

September 8, 2020

Detecting and measuring how much virus is in wastewater is may provide an early warning signal that cases of COVID-19 may soon rise and provide a readout of how levels of virus change in a population over time.