Chancellor Tests Positive For COVID-19

Outgoing UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank tests positive for COVID-19.

In a Wednesday statement, Blank said she tested positive after attending several public events in recent days.

Her symptoms are mild and Blank said she’ll continue to isolate and work from home as well as cancel travel plans. Blank said she’s fully vaccinated and boosted and following CDC guidelines and advice of medical professionals.

She adds the positive test result “is a reminder the virus is still with us.”