- Recap of Smart Restart updates this week:
- SMPH Smart Restart plan released
- Restriction on university-sponsored travel extended
- Employee pulse survey open through August 14
- Several topic/audience-specific Virtual Town Hall events will occur next week. Save the date for an all-employee, university-wide Town Hall at 12:00 to 1:00 pm on August 13.
- Information now available on COVID-19 testing at UW–Madison
- Related: to make an appointment at campus testing facilities, students and employees must do so through their University Health Services (UHS). To set up or update your account, go to myuhs.uhs.wisc.edu/login and sign in with your NetID. Once you sign in, click “Profile” on the left to view and update your profile. Go to the “Forms” link and complete the Occupational Medicine 1: Privacy Notice and Consent to Test, and Occupational Medicine 2: Authorization for Release of Occupational Health Records.
- If you are a dual SMPH and UW Health employee, refer to UW Health information about testing policies and procedures
- The statewide primary election will be held on August 11. Learn more about voting information at vote.wisc.edu and My Vote Wisconsin.
- Please send kudos about your colleagues. Honor someone at go.wisc.edu/shoutout and we’ll share the stories. Visit this page to see a collection of shout-outs to date. Submit your thoughts and we’ll share them in a future issue.
“The Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics IT team of Ryan Ashton, Vince Pascale, Connor Craney, Nimil Patel, and Tristan Pautsch have bent over backwards to help everyone in our department since day one of working remotely. They work tirelessly to make sure that our providers and support staff have what they need to help our patients. I, personally, cannot thank them enough for their patience and creativity as they put in long hours to help with our first-ever virtual onboarding. We literally couldn’t do it without you guys!” — Jennifer Noll, Internship and Continuing Education Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry
- A daily Outlook briefing email is coming your way: A new Office 365 feature will be a daily briefing email from Cortana. The email summarizes upcoming meetings and outstanding tasks so you’re prepared for the day ahead. You can opt out at any time. More info here.
Staying strong & supporting one another:
- Beating the summer heat, safely: See this article from the American Heart Association on how to stay cool during the time of COVID-19. For example, with public water fountains likely off limits, never leave home without a supply of water.