Dashboard Fall 2021

Updated weekdays at 3 p.m. Last updated May 27, 2022.

This dashboard provides information to the campus community and the public about vaccinations and on-campus COVID-19 test results among current UW–Madison faculty, staff and students. UW–Madison will not disclose names or other information that could potentially identify a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. Anyone who tests positive is directed to self-isolate and seek appropriate medical care.

Percent of On-Campus Population Fully Vaccinated

Updated weekly on Mondays. Last updated May 23, 2022.

Students

93.7%

Employees

96.2%

Positive Test Results By Day

Positive PCR Test Results On Campus By Day

Administered by UHS

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on January 3, 2022 and shows total positive test results among students and employees by day. The chart also shows a curve line representing the rolling 7-day average positives. Data points for specific days can be found by stepping through the chart’s daily data points. In general, students account for roughly 60 percent of positives through late January. In February and March, students have accounted for 80-90 percent of positive results. During the first half of January, positive cases were generally between 150 and 200. Through mid-February, cases ranged between roughly 50 to 100 a day. After February 20, cases had generally dropped below 10 a day until late March when cses started slowly increasing. By the end of April cases were around 20 a day.

Positive Tests from On-Campus Testing

Dane County New Cases By Day

Beginning January 3, 2022. Data from Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on January 3, 2022 and shows total daily cases in Dane County. The chart also shows a curve line representing the rolling 7-day average of cases. Data points for specific days can be found by stepping through the chart’s daily data points. Reported ranged between 500 and 800 early January. On January 16, an aberration in data reporting resulted in 11,385 cases being reported. Beginning in mid-January, daily cases began steadily falling and were down to less than 100 a day by early March and remained at that level through the month. Beginning in the last couple days of March, cases were again topping 100 a day and had increased throughout the month to more than 300 a day.

Positive, confirmed cases in Dane County

Wisconsin New Cases By Day

Beginning January 3, 2022. Data from Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on January 3, 2022 and shows total daily cases in Wisconsin. The chart also shows a curve line representing the rolling 7-day average of cases. Data points for specific days can be found by stepping through the chart’s daily data points. Reported cases ranged between 6000 and 8000 in early January. On January 16, an aberration in data reporting resulted in 38,460 cases being reported. Beginning in mid-January daily cases began steadily falling and were down to less than 600 a day by early March. For most of March cases were under 400 a day. In late March and through pril cases began to increase and were more than 1500 by the end of April.

Positive, confirmed cases in Wisconsin

Total PCR Tests On Campus By Day

Administered by UHS

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on January 3, 2022 and shows total tests administered to students and employees by day. The chart also shows a curve line representing the rolling 7-day average of tests. Data points for specific days can be found by stepping through the chart’s daily data points. There are no tests on weekends. In general, students account for roughly 60 percent of tests each day. Through mid-February, about 800 to 1,000 tests were performed a day. Beginning the week of February 14, tests had fallen below 600 and had dropped to 400 or fewer by early March. During spring break, March 12–20, tests were under 200 a day. Throughout April, tests were roughly atound 200 a day.

Total Tests administered on campus

Campus testing is offered Monday-Friday by appointment through the MyUHS app or web portal. Test results are reported on the day the result is received.

Data Notes

Notable events

August 5: Indoor mask mandate takes effect

August 30: Required weekly testing takes effect for students and employees who have not provided proof of vaccination

September 8: First day of classes

November 25–28: Thanksgiving recess

December 24, 2021–January 2, 2022: No on-campus COVID testing

December 24, 2021–January 24, 2022: Winter recess

Campus COVID-19 info

To protect the health of the campus community, masks must be worn indoors regardless of vaccination status. Read the Chancellor’s orders.

Unvaccinated students and employees must test weekly.

About the Data

  • This dashboard features data from testing performed on campus.
  • The dashboard is updated by 3 p.m. on weekdays.
  • Data from a previous day may change if additional information becomes available.
  • Testing data includes results from mandatory weekly testing for students and employees who have not provided proof of vaccination and results from voluntary testing available to all students and employees. Mandatory testing applies to all enrolled students coming to the main UW–Madison campus for any purpose and employees on the main UW–Madison campus who have not provided proof of vaccination. Students who are also employees are counted under students.
  • Vaccination data is based on the number of enrolled students coming to the main UW–Madison campus for any purpose and on the number of employees on the main UW­–Madison campus.
  • This dashboard does not distinguish between students living on or off campus.
  • Visit archived dashboards and data from fall 2020, spring 2021 and summer 2021.
  • Questions? Email covidresponse@vc.wisc.edu

Accessibility Statement

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