Health & Medicine

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.


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


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