Dashboard Fall 2021

Updated Mondays at 3 p.m. with testing data from the previous week.
Last updated September 26, 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.

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Positive Test Results By Day

Positive PCR Test Results On Campus By Week

Administered by UHS

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on August 22, 2022 and shows weekly positive test results split out by students and employees. Through the end of August, there were about 50 positives per week with roughly 70 to 80 percent of those among students. By mid-September, positives were up to 226 a week with about 90 percent of those in students.

Positive Tests from On-Campus Testing

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Total PCR Tests On Campus By Week

Administered by UHS

Chart summary: This bar chart begins on August 22, 2022 and shows weekly test administered by University Health Services split out by students and employees. Through the end of August, there were about 400 tests per week with students accounting for a bit more than half of the total. By mid-September, total tests were up to 935 with about 80% of those among students.

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

UW–Madison is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive digital campus. The COVID-19 dashboard provides data to guide decisions for public health. If you encounter an accessibility barrier or to request an accommodation, please email web@umark.wisc.edu.