- The SMPH Remote Work Guide is available. This details how the UW–Madison Remote Work Policy is being implemented in our school. This policy is currently in effect. By September 1, 2021, employees who are in scope for this policy must either be working on site or have an approved remote work agreement on file. Consult the SMPH Remote Work Guide for details.
- 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).
- Ordering Personal protective equipment (PPE) for your workplace: items such as face masks, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, mask fitters, or face shields, these items can still be ordered from the MDS warehouse through ShopUW+ at no cost to campus units. Contact your department fiscal specialist for help with placing orders. For questions on access to the ShopUW+ system, please contact your department fiscal representative or reach out to the Dean’s Office transaction team.
- A cart with masks and disinfecting wipes is available in the HSLC atrium near room 1335 (see photo). Employees are welcome to take supplies for use in their unit. The cart will be re-stocked regularly. Hand sanitizer dispensers are present in all common areas and at facility entrances.
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.
- Effective August 2, 2021, exterior entry doors in the HSLC are unlocked during weekday business hours. Wiscard access will continue to be needed for access at other times.
- HSLC business hours: Mon-Thur (6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.), Fri (6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.)
- The bridge to the School of Pharmacy is now open during business hours
- Starting August 9, Ebling Library Hours are:
- 24/7 Access (SMPH, Nursing, Pharmacy, Vet Med, UW Health)
- Mon-Fri (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) through Sept. 3 for the public
- Mon-Thur (9 a.m.-7 p.m.), Fri (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) after Sept. 7 for the public
- The Badger Market in HSLC atrium is now open. Hours: Mon-Fri (7 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
- University Bookstore is now open Mon-Fri (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
- Free masks are available in a cart in the atrium and hand sanitizer is available in all common areas.
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).
- UW Health has returned to a universal mask-wearing requirement in all facilities effective Tuesday, August 3. Read more on U-Connect (requires UW Health login or VPN 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.
- Room reservations in HSLC are being prioritized according to standard guidelines. Physical distancing requirements are no longer in effect.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.