How will public health rules be enforced?

  • The City of Madison, Dane County, and UW-Madison all have public safety rules in place that students are required to follow. Violation of Dane County rules prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors can result in large fines. Violation of campus rules can result in suspension or dismissal from the university.
  • We are in regular communication with the students to ensure that they know these rules and understand the consequences for violating them, and we are requiring students to sign a Badger Pledge indicating that they understand their important role in controlling the spread of COVID and ensuring that the campus can remain open, and pledging to wear a face covering and adhere to public safety rules.
  • All bars in Madison are closed to indoor patrons and fraternities/sororities have prohibited events that involve alcohol and pledged to follow all city, county, and campus rules for public safety.
  • Concerns about possible violations by individuals/groups can be reported to UW-Madison.