Dashboard

Updated Mondays at 3 p.m. with testing data from the previous week.
Last updated November 21, 2022.

This dashboard provides information to the campus community and the public about on-campus COVID-19 PCR 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.

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. By late September, weekly positives were back down to about 60. Starting in October, weekly positives had dropped to about 25 to 30, with a little more of those coming from students than from employees.

Positive Tests from On-Campus Testing

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. By late September, total weekly tests were about 500. Beginning in Ocotober, weekly tests held at about 300 to 400.

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 29, 2022: In advance of the fall 2022 semester, the dashboard has returned to splitting out student and employees testing numbers. Past versions of the dashboard are linked below in the About the Data section.

About the Data

  • This dashboard features data from testing performed on campus.
  • The dashboard is updated weekly by 3 p.m. on Mondays.
  • Data from a previous week may change if additional information becomes available.
  • In keeping with the state’s COVID-19 reporting practices, results from self-administered antigen tests are not being collected or reported on this dashboard. Currently the state requirement for reporting is a positive PCR test or a positive antigen test administered by a trained individual at a testing site. Please see our guide to which test to take.
  • This dashboard does not distinguish between students living on or off campus.
  • By the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, more than 95% of the campus community had completed the initial COVID-19 vaccination series. Given the close of the academic year, this information is no longer reflected on the dashboard. University Health Services continues to offer COVID-19 vaccination, including first and second booster shots, free to all eligible students and employees.
  • Visit archived dashboards and data from fall 2020spring 2021summer 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022.
  • 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.