University of Wisconsin–Madison

COVID-19 News

Chair’s Note

It is spring semester of 2020 and COVID-19 is “upon the population” here in Wisconsin and across the globe. Despite many warnings and some useful pandemic modeling, the changes in our daily lives came abruptly in the middle of March, when we transitioned from business as usual to all hands-on deck to defeat the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Each of us is now doing our part by staying at home and continuing to work (remotely) as hard as we can to advance the teaching and research mission of Population Health Sciences, and to protect and promote the health of the public.
Below are links to a number of PHS activities underway to support the COVID-19 response in our community. Though many uncertainties and disproportionate impacts of this epidemic remain, there are also glimmers of hope, and much knowledge to be gained from this experience that can be used to build a more sustainable, healthy, equitable and inclusive society for the future.