- The SMPH Summer 2021 Work Modality and Operations Plan describes a notification process that supervisors must use to let SMPH HR know about remote employees who are returning to on-site work between June 1 and August 1, 2021.
- Summer 2021 Guidelines for Employees from the UW–Madison Office of HR are available here.
- Food and beverage may be consumed at all locations in HSLC and WIMR where it is normally permitted (for example, no eating or drinking in research labs). Last updated May 28, 2021.
- All personal protective equipment (PPE) can now be ordered through the normal MDS ordering system.
- UW–Madison implemented Round Two of a campus-wide furlough requirement. More information is available here.
Telecommuting and commuting updates for on-site personnel:
- The UW–Madison Office of Human Resources offers resources for supervising employees remotely.
- The Addendum to Telecommuting Policy In Response to Declaration of COVID-19 Pandemic by World Health Organization was created in response to the pandemic. A revised UW–Madison Remote Work policy will go into effect on August 1. Read about how this policy will be implemented in SMPH.
Resources to support mental health and wellbeing
- Campus employees can receive counseling services for personal and work-related concerns through LifeMatters. These services can be accessed via phone, text, and online.
- Text, call, or visit LifeMatters, available 24/7/365: https://hr.wisc.edu/employee-assistance-office/lifematters/
- Call 1-800-634-6433 or text “Hello” to 61295
- UW Health employees, including Residents and Fellows password: UWH1
- UW Health managers/supervisors password: UWH2
- Faculty Physicians and UW-Madison employees password: BUCKY1
Access and Events
UW–Madison and SMPH buildings
Those working on site must carry their WisCard ID. Many facilities on campus currently require card or key access.
Starting May 10, 2021, a green Badger Badge is no longer required to access most campus spaces. However, all students and staff are expected to maintain a green badge, as certain spaces and events may require one. Everyone should continue to follow all health and safety policies including abiding by applicable mask and physical distancing requirements. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.
UW Health building access
Refer to UW Health’s COVID-19 website for the latest information on patient and visitor guidelines, and the U-Connect intranet for information about clinical operations (U-Connect requires use of VPN or UW Health login to access).
- Updated May, 2021: UW–Madison Events Policies for schools/colleges/divisions and registered student organizations. Note changes to capacity and health/safety protocols for university-sponsored events effective June 2, 2021.
- Additional event guidance for SMPH was released on March 31 and April 13.
- As of May 2021: Room reservations in HSLC will only be taken for instructional purposes until the university releases updated guidance about classroom distancing and density requirements, and SMPH has determined how to operationalize this guidance in our school.
RESPECT STATEMENT AND CONTACT INFORMATION
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.
SMPH has implemented a small task force, in concert with the Dean’s Leadership Team, to oversee COVID-19 response planning. We are taking our lead from leadership at UW–Madison and UW Health and contributing to the discussions and decisions at each institution. Regular updates will continue to be distributed throughout the pandemic.
As a School of Medicine and Public Health, we have an important responsibility to serve as standard-bearers in the attempts to mitigate the impact of this outbreak. We should all be mindful not to spread rumors and hearsay, and to take health and safety measures seriously. Please also consider how these measures apply to your personal life and in your community.
Direct questions about COVID-19 responses to email@example.com.