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Employee News

February 4, 2023

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Free Face Coverings Being Provided to All Employees

All UW–Madison employees are being provided with three reusable cloth face coverings to wear as they return to campus. All schools, colleges and divisions with employees returning for on-site work are encouraged to place orders now. As a reminder, all employees are required to wear either a reusable cloth face covering or a single-use disposable mask while inside campus buildings unless working alone in a laboratory or office space. Face coverings are not required outside unless it is not possible to maintain proper physical distancing.
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Employee Flu Shots Available Soon

Flu shot clinics for UW–Madison students and employees will take place on campus in September and early October. Please wear a face covering to your appointment and bring your insurance card. Many healthcare insurance plans allow for direct processing of payments. Otherwise, there will be a $25 fee for the flu shot. Spouses, partners, and children of employees are not eligible to receive flu shots at these clinics. Flu shot appointments can be made online at
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Guidance for Employees with Childcare Concerns

Employees who are parents, guardians, or caregivers may face challenges this fall as K-12 students attend school virtually and as childcare facilities close or reduce numbers. To lessen these challenges, UW–Madison has issued guidance on workplace flexibilities for employees who are working on site or telecommuting. If you have concerns about caring for a child due to in-home virtual learning or a lack of childcare, you are encouraged to first contact your supervisor to discuss your situation and explore possible flexibilities. You may also contact the human resources department at your school, college, or division. Every employee concern will be individually evaluated based on duties, work environment and workplace needs. Learn more at
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Bus Route Changes and Public Health Measures

Changes to campus bus routes operated by Madison Metro Transit took effect this week in a return to fall semester service. Daytime service via Routes 80 and 84 has been changed to better accommodate demand. Late night Routes 81 and 82 have also been adjusted. To protect public health, face coverings will be required of all riders other than those needing accommodations. Capacity limits will be in effect, and yellow “trailer buses” will travel behind each Route 80 and 84 bus to provide overflow capacity. Buses will also receive extra cleaning and disinfecting. For details, visit
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