Pandemic Action Plan

The university’s quick response, by the numbers.

UW–Madison professor Adel Talaat

UW researcher Adel Talaat is working on a COVID-19 vaccine. Jeff Miller

UW–Madison acted swiftly to deal with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. These numbers (figures current as of April 26, 2020) reflect just a few of those initiatives, as well as the impact on daily campus operations.

62+

Pending and awarded proposals for COVID-19-related research on campus

19,600

Face shields printed at DoIT’s Digital Publishing and Printing Services

23

Members of UW-led international team that is working on a COVID-19 vaccine

7,700

Spring courses moved online

560

Students approved to stay in the residence halls after spring break (compared to 7,900 before the break)

7,572

Students who have taken the university’s new virtual tour

179

COVID-related requests for help from small businesses fielded by the Small Business Development Center

19

Number of times UW–Madison experts were quoted in the New York Times on the coronavirus between March 12 and April 17

137

Beds made available at the Lowell Center as a voluntary isolation option

Published in the Summer 2020 issue

Tags: Campus buildings, Campus history, COVID, Health and medicine, Research, Student life, Students, Teaching and learning

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