Pandemic Action Plan
The university’s quick response, by the numbers.
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.
Pending and awarded proposals for COVID-19-related research on campus
Face shields printed at DoIT’s Digital Publishing and Printing Services
Members of UW-led international team that is working on a COVID-19 vaccine
Spring courses moved online
Students approved to stay in the residence halls after spring break (compared to 7,900 before the break)
Students who have taken the university’s new virtual tour
COVID-related requests for help from small businesses fielded by the Small Business Development Center
Number of times UW–Madison experts were quoted in the New York Times on the coronavirus between March 12 and April 17
Beds made available at the Lowell Center as a voluntary isolation option
Published in the Summer 2020 issue