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Employee News

March 2, 2021

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COVID-19 Dashboard Launched

A new, online dashboard provides information to the UW–Madison community and the public about the results of COVID-19 tests among faculty, staff and students. The dashboard, found at smartrestart.wisc.edu/dashboard, is updated daily at 2 p.m. It provides information such as the number of tests performed on campus, the percentage of campus tests that are positive, positive cases identified both on and off campus, and cumulative data. UW–Madison will not disclose names or other information that could potentially identify a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

When positive cases are detected, UW–Madison has a protocol in place to manage them. This protocol includes directing anyone who tests positive to self-isolate, conducting contract tracing to notify anyone believed to have been in close contact with someone who tested positive, and cleaning and disinfecting areas as needed. For additional information about UW–Madison's comprehensive plan for resuming campus activities, visit smartrestart.wisc.edu.
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Parking and Transportation Updates

September 1 marked the start of the 2020-21 parking year at UW–Madison. Campus parking enforcement has resumed for all parking lots. Anyone parking in a campus lot will need to use a 2020–21 parking permit, a parking pass, or a visitor parking option. Shuttles have resumed operations and free campus bus routes (80, 81, 82, 84) have started fall semester service. Other Madison Metro Transit routes are collecting fares again. Employee bus passes for 2020–21 are available through Transportation Services. All buses and shuttles have public health measures in place, including extra cleaning and disinfecting of the vehicles and a requirement to wear face coverings. More details are available at transportation.wisc.edu/smart-restart-hub.
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New Online Tool Provides Furlough Balances

UW–Madison employees who are on Campus-wide, Intermittent Furlough can now check their furlough balances online using the Furlough Calculator at hr.wisc.edu/covid19/furlough/calculator. The calculator shows an employee’s furlough requirement, furlough time used, and balance remaining. Furlough time used and reported will display in the calculator the day after the furlough report has been approved by one’s supervisor. Employees are encouraged to report furlough time used as promptly as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources department in your school, college, or division, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 265-2257 or furlough@ohr.wisc.edu. Additional information about furlough is available at hr.wisc.edu/covid19/furlough.
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