I live off campus. Do I need to take any precautions before traveling back to Madison? 

UW-Madison continues to support the health of our campus community while maintaining instruction, programs, and services. This includes offering, at no cost, highly effective COVID-19 vaccines that protect against serious illness and hospitalization, the availability of high-efficiency masks, and access to COVID-19 antigen and PCR testing.

While there are no COVID-19 specific requirements for mask use, testing or vaccination, everyone on campus is strongly encouraged to use these tools as needed to limit the spread of the virus.

Students may want to take an at-home antigen test before returning to Dane County.

If it is positive, do not return to Madison or campus;follow these instructions for isolation.

If it is negative:

  • If you are NOT having symptoms, return as planned.
  • If you have symptoms and your test result is negative on an antigen test, you should seek a PCR test and consult a health care provider before returning to campus.
  • If you are unable to get a test at your current location before traveling to Madison, consider testing upon returning to Madison.