UW’s Response to COVID-19

With the well-being of all members of the University community our highest priority, we continue to closely monitor the risks of the coronavirus pandemic to our students, faculty, and staff.


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Top Updates

  • Lowell Center to begin operating as state-run isolation facility

    Gov. Tony Evers today announced the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is opening two state-run voluntary isolation facilities in Madison and Milwaukee. The two sites are set to open Wednesday are the Lowell Center on Langdon Street and a Super 8 hotel in Milwaukee.

  • How to manage slower internet and low bandwidth

    The Division of Information Technology has shared tips for how to manage slower internet speed and low bandwidth while working and learning remotely.

  • City seeks poll workers for April 7 election

    The City of Madison is seeking people to serve as poll workers on Primary Day, Tuesday, April 7. The city needs to replace poll workers who have cancelled (many of whom were seniors) and ensure …

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Stay healthy and protect others

  • Minimize contact with both people and animals in your home.
  • Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items such as dishes, towels, and bedding.
  • Postpone travel.
  • Postpone all non-essential medical appointments.

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The transition to virtual instruction will be challenging, in addition to the disruption that many of our students are experiencing as a result of having to relocate. While in-person interaction has ended, many key resources remain available online.

Student Information       Remote Learning


In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, most University employees are working remotely. Balancing work and family responsibilities will be taxing, but we offer support to our workforce in numerous ways.

Guidance for Employees


As the campus transitions to alternative modes of course delivery, there are resources, strategies and tools available to guide instructors. We are working to make sure that all students can access coursework and complete the semester as planned.

Instructional Continuity


The impact of COVID-19 on research projects is ongoing for our research teams, students, postdocs, staff and faculty. While some research projects may continue remotely, many projects need a dean or director’s approval to continue.

Guidance for Researchers

Respect Statement

COVID-19 is not specific to an ethnicity or race—disease does not discriminate. Racist behaviors or stereotyping are not tolerated at UW–Madison. If you experience harassment or discrimination, students are encouraged to file a bias incident report. Employees may file a complaint with the Office of Compliance.