UW-Madison partners with state and public health agencies on COVID-19

By Kelly April Tyrrell, UW-Madison

In early September, the University of Wisconsin–Madison welcomed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services onto campus to initiate a new partnership in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With more than 6,000 students returning to live in on-campus residence halls — and mandated to receive on-campus COVID-19 tests on a regular basis — the public health agencies and the School of Medicine and Public Health saw an opportunity. The three could to work together to better understand COVID-19 on college campuses, build upon knowledge about the virus that causes the disease, and contribute to improved local, state and national response to the pandemic. Read more …