How does the current face covering order affect people who are lecturing or speaking at a podium?

As of August 5, 2021, all students, employees and visitors to campus are required to wear masks when inside campus buildings. This requirement does not speak to exceptions for speakers or presentations. Face coverings should be worn by speakers for speaking engagements that occur indoors in campus buildings while the order is in effect.

In addition, Public Health Madison & Dane County also issued a face mask order that went into effect on August 19, 2021. That order requires people ages two and older to wear face masks when in any enclosed space open to the public where other people, except for members of the person’s own household or living unit, are present.