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University Health Services nurses nurses Kelly Yahn, Sally Lynd and Jenny Kind share what it's like providing vaccinations for UW student and employees each year.
Through the rest of spring semester, UW–Madison will continue to offer free PCR testing, antigen test kits, and surgical and N95 masks to students and employees. Mandatory testing of unvaccinated individuals is paused, effective April 4.
Through a partnership between student groups, University Health Services and the University of Wisconsin Police Department, there's a new resource responding with police to students experiencing a mental health crisis: Two trained mental health professionals.
The new authorization will enable even more people vulnerable to COVID-19 to safely build immunity to the virus that causes it.
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.
The primary goal is to further ensure the well-being and safety of students, de-escalate potentially high-stress situations, and promote a shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
“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.”
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 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.
Baggott said the UHS position is “a tremendous leadership opportunity in arguably one of the best programs in the country.”
“We were looking for someone with a long-term strategic vision on how we best serve students during their time on campus. Lori impressed us all with her experience and thoughtful comments, ” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Van Orman departs this month to take on a new role as the associate vice provost for student affairs and chief student health officer at the University of Southern California.