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Tonia Pittman, assistant director of University Housing Residence Halls Facilities, is pictured in her office at Turner House at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 20, 2018. Pittman is one of eight recipients of a 2018 University Staff Recognition Award.

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February 4, 2023

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Policy Changes Address Face Coverings on Campus and More

Effective June 2, fully vaccinated people will no longer be required to wear face coverings in most indoor spaces on the UW–Madison campus. Unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings indoors. Masks are not required in outdoor settings; however, those who are not vaccinated are encouraged to wear them when physical distancing is not possible. Physical distancing is no longer required outdoors for vaccinated people. Individuals who are not vaccinated should maintain 6 feet physical distancing outdoors and if physical distancing outdoors is not possible, wear a face covering. The indoor physical distancing requirement remains at least 6 feet, regardless of vaccination status. No-cost vaccination is available on campus at University Health Services.
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Student Employment Summit Welcomes Registrations

The Student Employment Summer Summit is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This virtual event will bring together supervisors, hiring managers, and others who support the student employment experience. The theme of the summit, which features both keynote presentations and breakout sessions, is Inclusive Excellence within Student Employment. The Student Employment Team will be sharing the results of the recent Student Employment Experience Survey. Everyone in the campus community is welcome to attend. Details are available at
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Program Helps Pay for Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has launched a new program to help people pay for broadband access. The Emergency Broadband Benefit program will help people struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic, connecting them to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more. The program provides discounts of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. The program also provides one-time discounts of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price. Each qualifying household is eligible for a monthly service discount and one device discount. Information on who is eligible, approved providers, and how to apply can be found at
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