1. Plan Ahead Team for Fall 2020

    UW System forms Plan Ahead Team to prepare for fall 2020 MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that the UW System’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has formed a Plan Ahead Team to review best practices and identify criteria for a return to in-person instruction for fall 2020. Read the Press Release: […]

  2. EOC Summary, April 27

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 27, 2020  Overview Over 50,000 deaths in US. Expect to see higher, more accurate death counts as affliated deaths are increasingly counted as opposed to only deaths of confirmed cases. That is more in line with most public health standards. Current death totals have surpassed most annual influenza death […]

  3. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, April 27

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon.  I hope everyone had a good weekend.  Here are the latest updates regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo:   Topics: Interim policy on extension of carryover maximums for vacation, sick and compensatory time through June 30, […]

  4. Joint Letter to Wisconsin’s Federal Delegation on COVID-19 Impact on UW System Campuses

    “On behalf of the University of Wisconsin System, our students, faculty, and staff, thank you for your support of higher education through the CARES Act. At a time when we are all dealing with the consequences of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, this support is valuable and appreciated. With that support, we continue to prioritize the […]

  5. EOC Summary, April 24

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 24, 2020  Overview Case counts in Wisconsin have peaked over the last three days – 305 in the last 24 hours. More cases could be a result of more testing capabilities, but there has been an increase in hospitalizations as well. Supply chain and cost issues involved in maximizing […]

  6. UW System Update, April 24

    The UW System continues to assist our communities as they deal with the affects of COVID-19. From donating protective equipment to creating special funds for struggling students, our campuses are doing their part to help during these troubled times. We are #AllinThisTogether.

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, April 23

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. I have a few updates to share regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: , Topics: New furloughs FAQs Internal Audit for FYI 2021 Additional signature authority and approval waiver Campus snapshot Reminder about Q&A link to […]

  8. EOC Summary, April 22

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 22, 2020  Overview Slight uptick in cases worldwide; subtle but noticeable. In WI, 225 new cases within last 24 hours, increase from the typical 125-170 or so, with DHS reporting an increase in testing and it being two weeks since Election Day. DHS grouping residence halls with other large […]

  9. EOC Summary, April 20

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 20, 2020  Overview Some decreases in disease cases in US; more testing is becoming available. Flattening of mortalities in Europe. Gov. Evers’ Badger Bounce Back plan released today outlines steps toward life after Safer at Home lifted. State EOC: Requests for equipment that could clean N95 masks, for personnel […]

  10. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, April 20

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. I have a couple of updates to share regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. ” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: Topics: Brief summary of UWSA furloughs Signature authority and approval waiver

  11. EOC Summary, April 17

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 17, 2020  Overview Less than a dozen on ventilators in Dane Co.; hospitals will start to do more business as usual procedures. Testing and contact tracing will be needed to reduce social distancing, requiring coordination over next 60 days between public health and clinical care. Different parts of state […]

  12. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, April 16

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. I would like to share with you some important information regarding today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting.” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: , Topics: Board of Regents approval of authority for UW System and UW-Madison to implement furloughs New furlough FAQ on website […]

  13. EOC Summary, April 15

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 15, 2020  Overview Increase in NY mortality rates reflects probable catch-up reporting of COVID deaths not initially diagnosed. The top of the curve appears to be flattening due to wide compliance with social distancing. Continued clinical and vaccine trials. WI appears to be doing well; hospitals not at full […]

  14. UW System Update, April 15

    During these unprecedented times, our UW System campuses are stepping up to provide personal protective equipment, tests and more for our medical community. We are #AllinThisTogether.

  15. EOC Summary, April 13

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 13, 2020  Overview The top of the curve appears to be flattening; however, it is too soon to know for sure. Concerns over impacts on the Native American population in Wisconsin; will be reaching out to check on this status. DHS website county data detailed to include rate per […]

  16. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, April 13

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. We have some important new information and updates I’d like to share with you regarding the UW System’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” –UW System President Ray Cross Read the memo: , Topics: Financial impacts from COVID-19 Changes to admission policies Waiver of emergency reserve/contingency fund Waiver […]

  17. Fall Admissions

    UW System to make applying to UW universities easier this fall MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today a series of changes to admissions policies that will make it easier for students to enroll this fall. Read the Press Release:  

  18. EOC Summary, April 10

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 10, 2020  Overview Several Wisconsin regions don’t have emergency operating agreements among health systems/hospitals, an issue CDC flagged several years ago. Many will be creating collaborative agreements from scratch. CDC report shows WI in middle of pack of states with 44 cases per 100,000 population; low is 20.6, high […]

  19. EOC Summary, April 8

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 8, 2020  Overview Increase in U.S. cases due to more testing, 46,000. Milwaukee bearing brunt of caseload in Wisconsin, where 8-10 percent of Milwaukee tests are positive. Concern about impacts on African Americans in Milwaukee who have higher morbidity rates. Starting to see spread in rural counties. Wisconsin appears […]

  20. EOC Summary, April 6

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update April 6, 2020  Overview Nationally the next few days are critical. There may have been a slight flattening of the curve, but will need to see a few more days of data. The Wisconsin peak depends on the model that’s being used. The range for the peak is from April […]