Briefing, September 4, 2020

Recent results for on-campus testing show an increase in positive tests among students and in the positive test rate. Of the 39 positive student tests reported today by the on-campus testing program, 14 are for students living in residence halls and 25 are for students living off-campus. The positive test rate for today’s on-campus student results is 4.4 percent; the 7-day average is 2.5 percent.

Move-in testing is now complete and biweekly surveillance testing of residence hall students has begun.

As of September 4, 33 students are in on-campus quarantine and 35 are in on-campus isolation. Read more about quarantine, isolation and testing follow-up procedures. Read information on quarantines at Fraternity and Sorority Life houses.

The university has expected an increase in positive cases as students return to Madison and settle into new routines. The university continues to work with students to explain the expectations for behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic. For individuals who have intentionally behaved in ways that risk the health of our community, the university is pursuing disciplinary actions that could result in discipline up to and including the revocation of housing contracts and emergency suspension. Registered student organizations in violation also face a range of sanctions up to and including suspension and termination.

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