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January 28, 2023

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Campus Masking Mandate in Effect through March 11

To provide consistency through midterm exams, the university’s indoor masking requirement remains in place through March 11. Effective March 12, anyone who chooses may continue to wear a mask; the university will continue to provide masks at no cost to employees and students. Details and FAQs are available online. Public Health Madison & Dane County also offers advice on how to consider masking when it is no longer required.
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Forums Keep Campus Community Informed on Health and Safety Issues

This is a time of transition in public health guidance nationally, locally, and on campus. To help faculty, staff, and students navigate these changes, UW–Madison is holding campus forums where university leaders answer questions from the campus community. A recording of the first forum, which took place Feb. 24, is available at There will be another forum on March 10 on YouTube at this link: To stay up-to-date on the campus response to COVID-19, please continue to monitor the website at
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Showcase and AIA Events Coming Up on March 8

Showcase 2022, scheduled for Tuesday, March 8, 8 a.m.–3:45 p.m. at Union South, is an opportunity for employees to come together and share best practices, learn from each other’s successes, and connect. The event features poster exhibits, poster flash talks, breakout sessions, and a keynote presentation by Chancellor Rebecca Blank. Register by 5 p.m. on March 7 to receive access to the online breakout sessions; walk-ins are also welcome but will not receive access to the online sessions. Following Showcase, there will be an awards ceremony for recipients of the Administrative Improvement Award (AIA) from 4–5 p.m., also at Union South. Refreshments will be served. Registration for the AIA ceremony is encouraged by March 3 but is not required. To register, email
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Madison Metro Transit Seeking Public Input

Madison Metro Transit is conducting a survey and holding community information sessions to gather public feedback on their new network redesign draft plan. The draft plan proposes changes to the city’s bus system, including routes serving campus. Learn more about the network redesign plan and ways you can provide feedback at
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