Can employees/students be required to wear masks?

Mask wearing can be encouraged but not required (except in clinical or health care, food preparation or child care settings, where masks may be required).

This is based on national and local public health guidance, which states that mask wearing in response to COVID-19 is no longer necessary for people who are fully vaccinated. UW–Madison expects that people who are not fully vaccinated will continue to wear face coverings indoors.

In addition, anyone, regardless of vaccination status, can continue to wear a mask indoors or outdoors.