1. EOC Summary, May 29

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 29, 2020  Overview Six million cases internationally, with severe increases in Brazil and Russia. President Trump announced U.S. is pulling out of WHO and eliminating funding. Nationally, 1,100 deaths daily on three-day rolling average, not as high as peak but had dropped to about 600. About 60,000 health care […]

  2. EOC Summary, May 27

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 27, 2020  Overview WHO has designated the Americas as the driving force for the pandemic, with Brazil second behind the U.S. in the number of cases. The case count in Wisconsin increased significantly with 601 new cases. Hospitals are planning for an increase of bed use in next 7-10 […]

  3. EOC Summary, May 20

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 20, 2020  Overview WHO reported more cases in last 24 hours than any single day previously, 106,000, with concern growing for poor countries. Concerns how Florida and Georgia are reporting cases. Ventilators may prove more effective than previously thought; also steroids may help recovery. More evidence of ‘superspreader’ events; […]

  4. EOC Summary, May 18

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 18, 2020  Overview Vaccination rates among youth continue to tumble, raising questions about in-person classes in schools this fall. Also seeing more post-infectious inflammatory disorders in children, including COVID toes and symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease. Brazil expected to be global hotspot as virus spreading rapidly due to lack […]

  5. Student Financial Aid, U.S. Department of Education Update

    “The Department appreciates that postsecondary institutions and their students face continued challenges resulting from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. This guidance provides updated information that expands upon the Department’s March 5, 2020 and April 3, 2020 guidance. Here, we provide additional regulatory flexibilities due to the President’s declaration of a national emergency due to […]

  6. EOC Summary, May 15

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 15, 2020  Overview There has been an uptick in WI cases over the past three days, possibly a combination of increased virus spread and/or expanded testing. Counties are rescinding the orders they had put into place after the Safer at Home order was struck down, including Kenosha, Brown and […]

  7. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, May 14

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “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: Listening sessions for UW Shared Governance leaders on the UW System Blueprint Supreme Court Decision regarding “Safer at Home” Emergency Order Updated letter to Wisconsin’s […]

  8. EOC Summary, May 13

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 13, 2020  Overview Resurgence of virus in areas that recently reopened such as Wuhan, where government plans to test 11 million people. Texas seeing 1000 cases/day in last five days after loosening restrictions in early May. Gilead working with five companies to expand availability of remdesivir, to be used […]

  9. EOC Summary, May 11

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 11, 2020  Overview Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene is documenting a decrease in positive tests as testing capacity increases to 13,000/day at 51 labs. Wisconsin averaging 300 new cases a day, with Racine and Brown County demonstrating high rates. Scientific work emerging on coronavirus mutations that make it harder […]

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

    “On April 24, 2020, you received a letter signed by me and all the Chancellors of the University of Wisconsin System. The letter (attached) provided you with updated information regarding the unexpected costs and disruption to revenues experienced by our institutions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our cost savings efforts […]

  11. Joint Letter to Wisconsin’s Federal Delegation on Lipinski-Brooks Letter

    “On behalf of the UW System and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, we respectfully request that you co-sign the letter being circulated by Representatives Lipinski and Brooks urging House Leadership to provide critical relief for higher education institutions and our students in the upcoming COVID-19 response package.” –UW System President Ray Cross […]

  12. EOC Summary, May 8

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 8, 2020  Overview WHO has floated possibility of giving subjects new vaccine, then COVID virus, in effort to  more quickly test vaccine – previously considered unethical. Young, healthy adults, including university students, considered prime candidates. Looking for new ways to identify new drugs already on the market to treat […]

  13. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update, May 8

    UW System President Ray Cross Memo “Good afternoon. 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: Blueprint for the UW System Beyond COVID-19 Interim policy on Criminal Background Checks Campus Snapshot Reminders on COVID-19 scams and employee assistance during […]

  14. EOC Summary, May 6

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 6, 2020  Overview Gilead trying to increase supply of remdesivir. More information emerging about different strains of COVID-19. Monitoring pending Wisconsin Supreme Court decision on stay-at-home order. Reminder of local public health jurisdiction. Travel: According to NAFSA, 54 school-based college counselors in China responded that 87% of their students […]

  15. EOC Summary, May 4

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 4, 2020  Overview CDC states that a quarter of hospital patients do not fit into the high-risk categories while a third of the population is in the high-risk category. The FDA has approved use of remdesivir as treatment, though supplies are limited. Reminder that as more antibody tests are […]

  16. EOC Summary, May 1

    UW System Coronavirus/COVID-19 EOC Update May 1, 2020  Overview In Wisconsin, highest 24-hour case count of 460 reported today, likely due to more testing in outbreak areas. Meanwhile, more pushback on lifting the stay-at-home order regionally rather than statewide. Seeing more collaboration between local health departments and universities. Monitoring how priority testing is undertaken. American […]