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.
The university is cancelling incoming exchanges for the fall 2020 semester for international non-degree seeking students. This decision does not apply to students in other categories, such as VISP or international degree-seeking students.5:32 pm, May 27, 2020
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education’s guide to resuming research in UW–Madison facilities is now available online.1:40 pm, May 27, 2020
The university has adopted a new order to ensure public safety through physical distancing and related public health measures as campus prepares to reopen.6:50 pm, May 20, 2020
UW-Madison has established an emergency loan program to provide assistance to those employees who are experiencing financial hardship because they have been placed on Position-Specific Furlough or are working reduced hours in a Work-Share program.12:57 pm, May 20, 2020
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Stay healthy and protect others
- Stay home as much as possible. When you are out, stay at least six feet away from others.
- Wash your hands often and practice good hygiene.
- If you feel sick, minimize contact with both people and animals in your home and avoid sharing personal household items.
- If you develop a cough, shortness of breath or a fever, contact your healthcare provider.
In the interest of everyone’s health and safety, most University employees are working remotely. Balancing work and family responsibilities is taxing, but we offer support to our workforce in numerous ways.
Although instruction has moved online, our instructors remain committed to effective teaching. Resources, strategies and tools are available to guide instructors in working with alternative modes of course delivery.
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.
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.