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COVID questions: Dog park safety, antibody testing

September 3, 2020

Is it safe to go to dog parks again? What is antibody testing for? Does a positive antibody test mean I don't need to follow distancing requirements?

UW–Madison and UW Health selected as sites to test new COVID-19 vaccine

August 31, 2020

They are among the first sites in the country to study whether an investigational vaccine developed by the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca can prevent the disease.

COVID questions: elevators, staying informed, campus testing

August 27, 2020

Is it safer to take the stairs or the elevator? How do I find the most accurate and latest information about COVID-19? What are my testing options on campus?

Resources for responding to someone not wearing a face covering

August 27, 2020

If you are working on campus, you may encounter someone not wearing a face covering when they should be. New resources have been developed to provide guidance on how to address it.

COVID-19 testing Dashboard

August 26, 2020

This dashboard provides information to the campus community and the public about the results of COVID-19 tests among current UW–Madison faculty, staff and students.

UW experts design masks for campus from scratch

August 26, 2020

The masks were designed by the university’s experts in textiles, filtration and infectious disease, and manufactured by one of Wisconsin’s oldest companies.

Campus guidelines help students exercise rights of free speech, expression

August 26, 2020

At the start of each academic year, university officials remind students of protest guidelines that will help keep them safe and in good standing as they exercise their constitutional rights.

Opening dates set for Shell, NTS, Nicholas Recreation Center

August 21, 2020

The Shell and Nielsen Tennis Stadium (NTS) reopened to students, faculty, and staff on Monday, August 17. The Nicholas Recreation Center is expected to open in a limited capacity on Monday, September 14.

Chancellor Blank’s order on face masks

August 21, 2020

This order is issued pursuant to my authority under UWS Chapter 18.11(7)(e) to establish access to UW–Madison lands and buildings in accordance with my responsibility for the health, safety and welfare of the University.

COVID questions: Working out, disinfecting mail, neck gaiters

August 20, 2020

Is wearing a neck gaiter worse than no covering at all? Can I safely continue to work out on campus? Should I disinfect groceries and mail?

Chancellor, other top campus leaders to conduct Smart Restart YouTube events

August 17, 2020

A pair of Smart Restart updates, one focused on graduate students and the second for the full campus community, are set for Aug. 19 and Aug. 21. Panelists will include Chancellor Rebecca Blank and a group of vice chancellors and other officials.

New campus policies allow some in-person events and meetings to resume

August 14, 2020

As UW–Madison students return to campus for fall classes, new policies will guide how and where students and employees can gather for in-person events and meetings that fall outside of the formal classroom experience.

COVID questions: HVAC spread; indoor swimming; national debt

August 13, 2020

Can COVID-19 spread through a building's HVAC system? Is it safe to swim in an indoor pool? Can people doing work in my house leave the virus for me?

Positive COVID-19 test reporting for UW–Madison employees

August 7, 2020

As part of our Smart Restart reopening plan, UW–Madison has developed protocols for what to do when individuals working, living or learning on campus test positive for COVID-19.

Simpler COVID-19 test could provide results in hours from saliva

August 6, 2020

Volunteers are being tested for the virus that causes COVID-19 by spitting in a vial, which may prove faster, cheaper and less complicated than other common tests, according to UW–Madison researchers.

COVID questions: Economic recovery, wedding attendance

August 6, 2020

Are there industries that will never recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? What should you do if you've been invited to a wedding but are nervous about attending?

Badger Talks video: Pandemic is ‘black swan’ for real estate

August 4, 2020

Summer is peak season for buying and selling homes, but it’s hard to predict the movement of a market in the midst of a global pandemic. In this Badger Talks video, expert Mark Eppli takes stock of the real estate market.

Waisman Biomanufacturing partners with Heat Biologics to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine

August 3, 2020

The vaccine will target those most vulnerable to COVID-19 — namely, the elderly and those with health conditions that weaken their immune system. Phase 1 trials could begin in early 2021 and UW–Madison may be a trial site.

COVID questions: AC, superspreaders, herd immunity

July 30, 2020

Our experts answer: Can an air conditioning unit spread COVID-19? What is a superspreader? How do we achieve herd immunity?

Chancellor Blank statement on state agency funding lapse

July 22, 2020

Chancellor Blank released the following statement on July 22, 2020: “Today’s announcement by Governor Evers and the Department of Administration that state agencies will…