Important COVID-19 information for University Apartments residents

The following message was sent by email to all University Apartments residents:

As you have likely heard, UW-Madison is suspending all face-to-face instruction until April 13 due to concerns about COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus). Campus will remain open and all faculty and staff should continue their regular work schedules unless advised otherwise by their dean, director or supervisor.

At this time, there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on campus, but the University is taking precautions in consultation with local, state, and federal partners to mitigate the effects of the disease on our campus population.

We are not asking University Apartments residents to leave campus. While University Housing is limiting access for undergraduate students to the residence halls during this time, these changes do not apply to our apartment communities. We ask University Apartments residents to follow the latest health and travel guidelines, including frequent handwashing, avoiding large gatherings, social distancing, and self-isolating if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19.

  • All non-essential UW-Madison events and programs will be cancelled during this time, so there will be limited activity in our community.
  • Child care operations at Eagle’s Wing are still being evaluated, and families will receive more information if there are any changes.
  • We have identified spaces throughout University Housing (residence halls and apartments) to use if needed as isolation spaces for residents who need to be relocated.
  • If you have questions about academic instruction, classes, or research work, please contact your academic department.

This situation is constantly evolving, so watch for more instruction from Housing and UW-Madison as information changes. For continued updates from campus, please visit covid19.wisc.edu.