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This filterable guide to common questions about COVID-19 testing and safety measures will help you navigate a safe semester on campus. Filter by audience and/or topic, or use the search function.

To help students prepare for the upcoming academic year at UW–Madison, University Housing and International Student Services (ISS) have developed additional FAQs covering information for the fall semester. Visit the Fall 2021 Housing FAQs and the ISS COVID-19 Updates for more details, or our page for international students.

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I was vaccinated off-campus. How do I let UHS know?

If you are being vaccinated off campus, including by a UW Health clinic or by a UW Health provider, wait until you have received either the single dose of a one-dose vaccine or both shots of a two-dose vaccine. Then choose one of the two methods below:

Give UHS permission to access your record in the Wisconsin Immunization Registry by completing a short form:

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Upload your record directly to MyUHS:

    • Log into MyUHS using your NetID and password.
    • Select “Enter my COVID-19 Vaccine information.”
    • You will be prompted to upload a copy of your immunization record. This can be an image file (PNG, JPG, JPEG) or a PDF. Attempting to upload other kinds of files will result in an error message. Accepted records include:
        • The official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination card you receive at your vaccine site. It must contain two patient identifiers, such as name and date of birth; vaccine lot number; vaccine name (for example, Moderna, Pfizer or Janssen/Johnson & Johnson); date of vaccination (there should be two dates for Moderna and Pfizer); clinic name (must be an official clinic name; if the clinic was a chain pharmacy, please include the store number). The example below shows these fields.A sample CDC vaccination card showing the five fields — noted above — that must be filled in.
        • Your Wisconsin Immunization Registry vaccination record
        • A state vaccination record from outside Wisconsin
        • For vaccination outside the U.S., the most complete record you have available. UHS will recognize vaccines maintained on the World Health Organization’s emergency use listing.
      • You will also need to enter the date of your one-dose vaccine and the vaccine manufacturer, or the dates of your two-dose vaccine and vaccine manufacturer in the section labeled “Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine.”
      • Click or tap “Done” when you are finished.

Allow up to five business days for the record to be reflected in your MyUHS account. While the record is under review your Medical Clearance information will indicate “awaiting review.” Once it is approved, this field will say “satisfied.” Your Badger Badge will turn green once it has been two weeks since your final dose and your record has been approved.

If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, and cannot find the record in WIR, contact the WIR Help Desk at 608-266-9691 or email DHSWIRHelp@dhs.wisconsin.gov.

Last updated 12:22 PM, July 13, 2021

What is a COVID breakthrough case and does this change our confidence in the vaccines?

Breakthrough cases occur when a person who has been vaccinated against an illness contracts that illness.

Breakthrough cases are not unique to the COVID-19 vaccine and are inevitable, given that no vaccine is 100 percent effective. Given the scope of the pandemic, researchers and public health experts are following these cases extremely closely. COVID vaccines remain highly effective and vaccinated individuals are far less likely than unvaccinated individuals to contract COVID-19.

As more people are vaccinated, chances are greater that we will hear about more breakthrough infections. These cases still represent a very small fraction of the total number of people who are fully vaccinated.

The purpose of a vaccine is to reduce both the chances of getting a disease and, among those who experience breakthrough cases, to reduce the negative outcomes of the disease. In the case of COVID-19, the goals are as follows: 1) reduce transmission all together and 2) if transmission does happen, reduce severity (less severe symptoms, fewer hospitalizations and deaths).

Current evidence suggests that the vaccines authorized by the FDA accomplish these goals. The risk of transmission in fully vaccinated people is very low. The CDC and FDA are monitoring this constantly. If they notice an increase in breakthrough cases above what is statistically expected, it may mean that booster shots need to be considered. At present, the data suggests this is not a concern and booster shots are not needed.

Most important right now is ensuring that anyone who is unvaccinated gets vaccinated as soon as possible to slow transmission in the unvaccinated population. This will also have the effect of reducing the amount of virus circulating among all people, further reducing the chances anyone is exposed to the virus.

Last updated 3:28 PM, July 19, 2021

Will I need a booster shot to maintain protection against COVID-19?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to study and collect information regarding the effectiveness of current COVID-19 vaccines over time, and in the context of new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19. As of late June 2021, there was no recommendation for boosters. Campus will continue to follow public health guidance and will be prepared to offer boosters if they are recommended at a future date.

Last updated 11:24 AM, July 1, 2021

I already had COVID-19. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

Even people who recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated. Evidence suggests that antibodies from natural infection may not be as robust or long-lasting as those from vaccination. Studies also suggest vaccination may offer better protection against new variants than those from a natural infection. Undergraduate students living in campus residence halls are required to test for COVID-19 if UHS does not have proof of vaccination. Previous infection does not meet this requirement. Students should ensure they submit proof of vaccination to UHS or authorize UHS to access their immunization record.

Posted on 11:22 AM, July 1, 2021

I received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. With variants like Delta, do I need to get a booster with an mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer)?

At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services do not recommend additional vaccination for people who have received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The vaccine provides strong protection from Covid-19, and in individuals who do experience breakthrough infection, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine helps protect against severe disease and hospitalization, rendering it similar to other types of respiratory illness. Evidence also suggests vaccinated people are unlikely to transmit the virus to others. UHS, along with other vaccine providers in the state, are not offering second doses of any vaccine to individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Please do not show up to the vaccine clinic to receive a second dose if you have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as staff will not be able to provide you with another dose. The university will continue to monitor related national and state guidance.

Posted on 8:49 AM, July 8, 2021

Why aren’t unvaccinated students living off campus, or unvaccinated employees, required to test regularly?

Unvaccinated students who live off campus and unvaccinated employees pose a very low risk to those in the community who are vaccinated. Because our vaccination rates are very high as well as the rates in Dane County, the unvaccinated population will benefit in many ways from the protection of a highly vaccinated community.

Though unvaccinated students who live off campus and unvaccinated employees are not required to test, they are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. Vaccination against COVID-19 has contributed to reduced virus transmission, fewer hospitalizations and fewer deaths in the United States. As of June 2021, data suggests the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. are now occurring among unvaccinated people. While the vaccinated population has the highest level of protection and are not at any increased risk while functioning in a society or in close proximity to unvaccinated people, those that are unvaccinated are still at risk when they are around other unvaccinated people.

UW–Madison is offering convenient, no-cost vaccination for all employees and students, including students living off campus. Again, vaccination rates in Dane County and on campus are high, but since unvaccinated people remain at elevated risk of coming down with and transmitting COVID-19 while around others who are unvaccinated, UW–Madison encourages all unvaccinated people to continue following best public health guidance, which includes wearing a mask, physical distancing where possible and testing for COVID-19 when they have symptoms or concerns until they are fully vaccinated (two weeks following a one-shot, or the second of a two-shot vaccine).

Unvaccinated students living in congregate settings on campus are required to test as a condition of their contracts, given the increased risks associated with being unvaccinated in congregate living settings. This allows UW–Madison to isolate students who test positive and help limit the spread of COVID-19 in on-campus housing among unvaccinated students. If you are vaccinated off campus, please share your vaccination status through the secure MyUHS portal, or grant UHS access to their vaccination record, to help do your part to create a safe and welcoming environment. Learn how to share your vaccine record with UHS.

Last updated 11:01 AM, July 13, 2021

I have a disability or underlying medical condition as identified by the CDC that puts me at greater risk of serious illness and I am not comfortable being on campus. What can I do?

Please be aware that a majority of employees and students have already received at least one dose and many are fully vaccinated. You may continue to wear a mask if you wish.

For employees: If you have specific concerns related to a medical condition/disability that you have, please talk to your Divisional Disability Representative) (DDR) about an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employees who do not wish to disclose disability or medical information may seek to work remotely through the Remote Work Policy and the employee’s request will be evaluated in the same manner as other remote work requests, and not as an accommodation request under the ADA.

For students: UW–Madison will offer primarily in-person classes in the 2021-22 academic year. Many of the University’s academic programs have essential in-person components. If you have a disability that impacts your ability to attend in person activities, you may work with the McBurney Disability Resource Center to explore possible accommodations. Requests for remote participation will require a letter from your health care provider and approval will be contingent upon determining feasibility for each course with the course instructor.

Posted on 11:31 AM, July 13, 2021

What is UW–Madison's plan for vaccinating students?

Students can schedule appointments at go.wisc.edu/myuhs. Vaccination is a personal choice and UW–Madison strongly recommends it for the health of our community.

Students can also seek vaccine appointments off campus using VaccineFinder.org.

Last updated 9:40 AM, May 12, 2021

Will the Badger Badge be used this fall to control access to spaces?

No. Effective August 9, the Safer Badgers app will sunset and the Badger Badge will no longer be in use.

Last updated 1:47 PM, June 24, 2021

Will physical distancing be required in campus indoor spaces?

No. Effective August 9, instructional and other spaces will return to full capacity, without physical distancing. This decision was made based on current public health guidance, strong vaccination rates on campus and in the broader community, and the decreased prevalence of COVID-19 in Dane County.

Last updated 1:47 PM, June 24, 2021

Although I am fully vaccinated, I (or a household member) have a health condition that puts me (them) at greater risk of serious illness if I (they) contract COVID-19. I am not comfortable being around unmasked people unless I know they are fully vaccinated. What can I do?

Please be aware that a majority of employees and students have already received at least one shot and many more are fully vaccinated. You may continue to wear a mask if you wish. If you have specific concerns related to a medical condition that someone in your household has, please speak with your Human Resources contact if you are an employee or check in with the Dean of Students Office for support if you are a student.

Please note that employees are not entitled to accommodations for a family member’s underlying medical condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Last updated 11:28 AM, July 13, 2021

What app will be used for testing?

As we retire the the Safer Badgers app (including the Badger Badge), campus will transition to a new app in early August: MyUHS. Designed for students to interact with UHS regarding their healthcare, employees will also be able to use the app to schedule vaccination and COVID testing appointments as well as access test results. It also has a web version (the MyUHS portal) that students and employees already use.

Last updated 4:16 PM, July 19, 2021

I am fully vaccinated and will be living off campus. What should I do once I arrive in Madison after arriving from a location outside of the United States?

Testing/vaccination guide for international students living off campus during the fall 2021 semester

After you arrive in the United States, you should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. It is recommended you get tested three to five days after travel. You may be tested at no cost at a UHS testing location.

Family members who are not UW employees/students can get tested at locations offered by Public Health Madison & Dane County or Urgent Care and other medical facilities. It is advised to go to their websites or call in advance for testing locations and other information. If you have children, check with your child’s pediatrician about testing recommendations.

Last updated 2:44 PM, July 16, 2021

I am not fully vaccinated and will be living off campus. What should I do once I arrive in Madison from a location outside the United States?

Testing/vaccination guide for international students living off campus during the fall 2021 semester

When you arrive in the U.S., it is recommended you self-quarantine for 7 days and be tested three to five days after travel.  UW–Madison employees and students are eligible to be tested at a UHS testing location.

Family members who are not UW employees/students can be tested at locations offered by Public Health Madison & Dane County or Urgent Care and other medical facilities. It is advised to check websites or call in advance for testing locations and other information. If you have children, check with your child’s pediatrician about testing recommendations.

After quarantining for 7 days, testing negative for COVID-19 and if you are not experiencing any symptoms, you are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19.  Students, employees and family members can get vaccinated thru UHS at no cost. UHS has Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines available.  If you choose to be vaccinated at an off campus provider – please be sure and upload your vaccination information to UHS.

Last updated 2:44 PM, July 16, 2021

Is it okay to ask someone I work with if they have been vaccinated?

No. A person’s vaccination status is private, just like any other medical issue or condition, and employees should not be asked to share this information. In general, especially as more people become eligible for vaccination due to health conditions, it is good etiquette to avoid asking people their vaccination status. Anyone who wants to share their vaccine status information with others is free to do so on their own terms, but there is no requirement to share this information with others with whom they work and/or report.

Last updated 2:24 PM, May 26, 2021

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.

Last updated 1:52 PM, June 24, 2021

Where can I find more details about my test results, including official documentation of my results for travel or other purposes?

To find more details about your test, including information to help you interpret results, log into your MyUHS account and find “UHS Health Record” on the left-hand side of the web page, or in the drop-down menu on mobile. Navigate to “Laboratory results” to find your COVID-19 test with more details, including test date and a full interpretation of the results. Or, on the MyUHS homepage,

after logging in, scroll down to “View lab results” to find a list of your COVID-19 test results and click on the result to get more information.

Last updated 1:53 PM, June 24, 2021

I was vaccinated outside the U.S. Does this mean I am fully vaccinated after 14 days?

An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or the first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The 14 days is the standard used by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for vaccines with an Emergency Use Authorization or Emergency Use Listing. This currently includes vaccines manufactured by Oxford–AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm-BBIBP, Moderna, Sinovac, and Johnson & Johnson.

Last updated 2:44 PM, July 16, 2021

If spaces are at full capacity, how will unvaccinated people be able to physically distance?

Physical distancing will not be possible in all campus spaces. This is one of the reasons we strongly encourage all employees and students to choose vaccination.

Last updated 1:52 PM, June 24, 2021

Why is UW–Madison making vaccination against COVID-19 optional rather than required?

It is the policy of UW System that campuses should encourage, but not require, vaccination for COVID-19. Those living in residence halls are required to test weekly unless they are fully vaccinated. A number of factors went into this decision. We continue to see encouraging progress in the fight against COVID-19 driven by strong participation in vaccination on campus and in the broader community. Cases in Dane County have also dropped to their lowest level since May 2020 and vaccination rates are high. We strongly encourage everyone to get vaccinated and will continue to offer no-cost vaccination for employees, students and the public. We will continue to offer pop-up vaccination clinics across campus to make it convenient to get vaccinated.

Once a person is vaccinated, they have the highest level of protection. Vaccinated people are unlikely to become infected with COVID-19, even if they are a close contact of someone who tests positive. Among those who do contract COVID-19 after vaccination, the vast majority have mild illness and are unlikely to pass the virus to others. With a surrounding community that is highly vaccinated and a local campus community that is highly vaccinated, we should expect few infections.

We recognize that some people have medical conditions that prevent them from receiving full protection from vaccination. Employees (including student employees) with a specific medical concern should contact their Divisional Disability Representative. All other students with specific concerns related to health conditions should contact their Access Consultant in the McBurney Disability Resource Center. If you were vaccinated at UW Health or elsewhere off campus, please let us know. Having the most accurate information possible about our community’s vaccination rate is important as we reunite on campus. The university will not disclose an individual’s vaccination status to others.

Last updated 9:02 AM, June 28, 2021

With more infectious variants such as Delta, do vaccinated people need to wear masks?

Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Evidence from real-world studies shows that fully vaccinated people in the United States still have strong protection against COVID-19 and current variants. However, vaccinated people may still choose to wear a mask. As of May 2021, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines say that fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks in most indoor or outdoor settings. Due to the rise of more infectious variants of the virus that causes COVID-19, such as the delta variant, the World Health Organization recommended in June 2021 that vaccinated individuals wear masks. However, CDC has not changed its guidance. WHO’s recommendations are applied in a global context, where many countries have vaccination rates lower than in the U.S. and/or may not have access to vaccines that are as effective. In many countries, the unvaccinated population outnumbers the vaccinated population and they are seeing a surge of the delta variant in unvaccinated people. The CDC and others continue to study the effectiveness of vaccines against emerging variants and UW–Madison will continue to monitor public health guidance. Vaccination rates are high on campus and in Dane County. Communities or populations with lower vaccination rates may choose to enact new mask measures to better protect unvaccinated people and limit spread of COVID-19.

Posted on 11:16 AM, July 1, 2021

I already had COVID-19 and I have proof I have antibodies. Do I still need to get vaccinated?

Antibodies can be a result of a recent infection or vaccine. Even people who recovered from COVID-19 should get vaccinated. Evidence suggests that antibodies from natural infection may not be as robust or long-lasting as those from vaccination and antibodies from a natural infection are not an adequate substitute for vaccination. A recent study in Wisconsin showed that 4 in 10 people who tested positive for COVID-19 last fall no longer had antibodies by spring. Studies also suggest the antibodies produced by vaccination may offer better protection against new variants than those from a natural infection.

Undergraduate students living in campus residence halls are required to test for COVID-19 if UHS does not have proof of vaccination on file. An antibody (or serology) test does not qualify as proof. Students should ensure they submit proof of vaccination to UHS or authorize UHS to access their immunization record.

Posted on 11:17 AM, July 1, 2021

I am an international student traveling to Madison from outside the United States – do I need to test for COVID-19 before leaving?

Per the CDC International Travel guidelines, all passengers coming to the United States, including U.S. citizens and fully vaccinated people, are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result no more than three days before travel or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in the past three months before they board a flight bound for the United States. After your test, you should reduce interactions with others until you travel to reduce risk of transmission after your test but prior to travel.

If you have children under the age of 5, you should contact your pediatrician to see if they should also be tested for COVID-19.

Last updated 2:43 PM, July 16, 2021

I'm an international student that will be coming to UW-Madison. Should I get vaccinated here or wait until I'm on campus?

The recommendation is to get whatever COVID-19 vaccine is available to you wherever you are. UHS will recognize vaccines maintained on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency use listing. If that vaccine is not on the WHO list by the time you arrive in the U.S., you will be able to get an FDA-approved vaccine. Similarly, if there are recommendations for boosters or additional prevention measures with your initial vaccine, we will try to facilitate with FDA-approved vaccines.

Last updated 2:44 PM, July 16, 2021

Does my Badger Badge need to indicate "building access granted" in order for me to get tested?

No. You do not need a green Badger Badge screen to enter a building for the purpose of taking a COVID-19 test.

Last updated 9:37 AM, May 12, 2021

Does my Badger Badge need to indicate "building access granted" in order for me to seek medical care at UHS?

No. You do not need a green Badger Badge screen to seek medical care at University Health Services.

Last updated 9:37 AM, May 12, 2021

Can I continue to wear a mask if I'm fully vaccinated?

Yes.

Last updated 1:15 PM, June 2, 2021

Can an instructor require face masks in the classroom?

Instructors can encourage but not require all students to wear masks in the classroom.

Last updated 1:15 PM, June 2, 2021

A student has disclosed they are not vaccinated and they refuse to wear a mask. Are there any actions I can take?

The university expects unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors and also outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This is to protect unvaccinated individuals from contracting and spreading COVID-19. However, there is no longer a campus policy requiring mask wearing just as there is no longer a county public health order requiring mask wearing off campus.

Remind the student of the mask expectation for an individual who is unvaccinated, encourage vaccination to protect themselves, and if the student’s actions interfere with others’ ability to teach, learn, or perform to the best of their ability, contact the Dean of Students Office in person at 70 Bascom, by phone at (608) 263-5700, or e-mail dean@studentlife.wisc.edu to consult and determine further steps, which may include the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

Last updated 7:11 PM, June 17, 2021

An employee I supervise has disclosed they are not vaccinated and they refuse to wear a mask. Are there any actions I can take?

The university expects unvaccinated people to wear masks indoors and also outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained. This is to protect unvaccinated individuals from contracting and spreading COVID-19. However, there is no longer a campus policy requiring mask wearing just as there is no longer a county public health order requiring mask wearing off campus.

Remind the employee of the mask expectation for the unvaccinated and encourage vaccination and mask-wearing to protect themselves. If the employee’s actions interfere with the ability of other employees to do their jobs to the best of their ability, contact Human Resources.

Last updated 7:10 PM, June 17, 2021

How do I know whether someone should be wearing a mask?

It’s understandable to wonder about someone else’s vaccination status but the most important thing you can do to protect yourself against COVID-19 is to become vaccinated yourself. If an unvaccinated person does not wear a mask, they, not you, are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19. We strongly encourage all students and employees to choose vaccination, which is available on campus at no cost.

It is not appropriate to ask whether someone is vaccinated or why they are/are not wearing a mask; vaccination status is personal health information Individuals may choose to share their vaccination status if they wish.

Recognizing that we may not know others’ vaccination status or health concerns, we ask that all members of our campus community continue to be respectful of others and the protective practices they choose to use.

Last updated 1:13 PM, June 2, 2021

How do I interact with co-workers or students safely if I don’t know who is vaccinated?

The most important thing you can do to ensure safe interactions is to become vaccinated yourself. Many students and employees have already received at least one dose. Vaccination provides robust protection against COVID-19.

Because people who are not fully vaccinated do not have this protection, if you are not yet fully vaccinated, you should continue to wear face coverings indoors (unless working alone in a closed office) and outdoors where physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Everyone should continue to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distancing indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Posted on 1:12 PM, June 2, 2021

How is the expectation for unvaccinated people to wear masks being communicated?

We continue to educate our community about how mask wearing allows the unvaccinated individuals to protect themselves from serious illness.

Last updated 1:29 PM, June 2, 2021

How can I replace my lost vaccination card?

If you’ve lost your vaccination card, try any of the following:

  • Call the provider where you were vaccinated to see if they can give you a new card.
  • If you received your vaccination in Wisconsin, access your vaccination record using the Wisconsin Immunization Registry (WIR).
    • If you have a social security number, Medicaid ID, or Health Care Member ID, you can access your record through the Public Immunization Record Access
    • If you do not have one of these numbers, you can access your record one of two ways:
      • Option 1: Fill out the Wisconsin Immunization Registry Record Release Authorization, F-02487 and have your records sent to you.
        • If you received your vaccine through UHS, the Health Care Member ID for signing into WIR will be your campus ID number (found on your Wiscard)
      • Option 2: Ask the organization that vaccinated you to assign you a chart number in WIR. The chart number field is linked to the Health Care Member ID.
      • If you received your vaccination in another state, go to that state department of health’s website to search their vaccine registry.

Please note, DHS cannot issue COVID-19 vaccination cards.

Last updated 9:28 AM, June 8, 2021

I received my vaccine from UHS. Can I now use UHS as my on-campus healthcare provider even though I am an employee and not a student?

Though University Health Services has been able to offer testing and vaccination to all active students and employees at UW–Madison as part of the campus pandemic response, other than limited Occupational Medicine services, UHS can only offer routine health care to students.

Posted on 1:57 PM, June 8, 2021

Will the UWSISP (employee surveillance program) continue?

Participants in UWSISP can continue to test through this program, including those who are vaccinated.

Posted on 2:03 PM, June 8, 2021

Do people showing COVID symptoms follow the same testing protocol/test in the same location as people who aren't showing symptoms?

Campus test sites are open to all students and employees, whether or not they have symptoms.

Anyone experiencing symptoms may also access testing through a health care provider or community test site. Students can call University Health Services at 608-265-5600 or schedule an appointment via your MyUHS account at uhs.wisc.edu. Do not attend work or class while you are experiencing symptoms.

Posted on 2:08 PM, June 8, 2021

Will there be any changes to campus parking arrangements for the summer semester?

In the summer, parking will continue normal operations and all regular policies and practice will be in place. For information about parking in the fall, visit Transportation Services.

Posted on 2:09 PM, June 8, 2021

What is a university-sponsored event?

A sponsored event is one where a university department/unit or registered student organization provides an approved Invitation or Financial Sponsorship letter, indicating that the event meets the mission of their department or organization.

Posted on 2:12 PM, June 8, 2021

Who approves a university-sponsored event during summer?

For Schools, Colleges and Divisions
Units within schools, colleges, and divisions may host meetings and events as long as they follow this campus policy and the CDC guidelines. This applies to all sponsored programs, activities, meetings, and gatherings, regardless of their location on or off university property.

Events and meetings that are deemed critical to the university’s mission, but that have aspects which fall outside of this campus policy or CDC guidelines (e. g. health protocols, etc.) require approval from the sponsoring unit’s Vice Chancellor, Academic Dean, or Research Center Director.

Vice Chancellors, Academic Deans, and Research Center Directors should designate who in their units may approve exceptions for events and meetings of connected student groups (e. g. student advisory boards) but that are not Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).

Vice Chancellors, Academic Deans, and Research Center Directors may establish their own more restrictive policy for their units and the spaces that they manage.

Read the policy for schools, colleges and divisions.

For Registered Student Organizations
Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) may host events so long as they follow this campus policy and CDC guidelines. This applies to all sponsored programs, activities, meetings, and gatherings, regardless of their location on or off university property.

RSO events and meetings that are deemed critical to the university’s mission, but that have aspects which fall outside of CDC guidelines (e. g. health protocols, etc.) require approval from Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (or designee). This process can be completed by creating an event for the organization in the Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN).

Student groups that are not RSOs but who are connected to a school, college, or division (e.g. student advisory board) must have any event exceptions approved by their respective Vice Chancellor, Academic Dean, or Research Center Director.

Vice Chancellors, Academic Deans, and Research Center Directors may establish their own more restrictive policy for their units and the spaces that they manage.

Read the policy for registered student organizations (RSOs)

Last updated 2:16 PM, June 8, 2021

Where and when can I be tested?

Testing is available at three sites across campus: Kohl Center, Pyle Center and Porter Boat House.

Hours for at all three locations are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with a lunch closure from noon to 1 pm. Porter Boat House offers drive-up testing only and you must be in a motorized vehicle. For safety reasons, no bicycles, scooters or skateboards are permitted.

Learn more about testing sites. You may also find test site information, including open hours, in the Safer Badgers app.

Posted on 2:17 PM, June 8, 2021

I’m an employee and need to travel. Do I need to quarantine when I return?

UW–Madison employees who travel are encouraged to monitor for symptoms upon return. If you have a known exposure to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated, you should self-quarantine for at least 10 days and seek a test before leaving quarantine.

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine following a known exposure, but anyone who develops symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate themselves and seek a test.

You can find more information about quarantine here: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/medical/covid19-isolation-quarantine/.

Posted on 2:19 PM, June 8, 2021

When can I return to on-site work after quarantine/exposure?

Most employees will be able to return to work within 11 to 14 days of exposure. You may return to work provided you do not test positive or develop symptoms of COVID-19.

Your Badger Badge may also indicate red/building access denied and you will need to complete at least 10 days of quarantine and obtain a negative test on day 10 or later to restore your badge to green/building access granted. While access to campus buildings and facilities is no longer limited to those with green/building access granted Badgers badges, some spaces or events may require a green badge.

If you are fully vaccinated (it has been two weeks since you received a one-shot vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson, or since your second shot of a two-dose vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna), you are not required to quarantine even if you have a close contact who is positive for COVID-19. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, however, you should isolate yourself immediately and seek a COVID-19 test.

See the University Health Services website for more information: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/medical/covid19-isolation-quarantine/

Last updated 6:50 PM, June 9, 2021

Will campus continue to encourage virtual meetings whenever possible?

Units may now conduct both in-person and virtual meetings. It is also highly recommended that, where technology permits, all campus events are designed to allow for attendees to participate virtually if they choose not to or are unable to participate in person.

Last updated 6:51 PM, June 9, 2021

How long do I need to quarantine?

If you are fully vaccinated (it has been two weeks since you received a one-shot vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson, or since your second shot of a two-dose vaccine, such as Pfizer or Moderna), you are not required to quarantine even if you have a close contact who is positive for COVID-19. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, however, you should isolate yourself immediately and seek a COVID-19 test.

If you are not fully vaccinated and have been exposed to COVID-19, you should quarantine yourself immediately. CDC recommendations on the duration of quarantine can be found here.

Last updated 6:51 PM, June 9, 2021

What should I do if I develop symptoms of COVID-19 while in quarantine?

If you develop symptoms while in quarantine, seek testing or contact your health care provider. Students can contact UHS by calling 608-265-5600 or schedule an appointment via your MyUHS account at uhs.wisc.edu.

Last updated 6:53 PM, June 9, 2021

When can I return to on-site work after a positive test?

Most people will need to isolate for 10 days, though some will need to isolate longer. Unless you have received different instructions from a medical provider or public health official, you can return to work once you meet the following conditions:

  • It’s been at least 10 days since your positive test; and
  • You’ve been free of fever for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medication; and your other symptoms are improving

Your Badger Badge will remain red/building access denied for 10 days of isolation and will turn green/building access granted on day 11. You will be excused from campus testing and your badge will remain green for 90 days from the date of the positive test.

Please continue to follow the instructions provided to you by your health provider. You may also find more information in your MyUHS account at uhs.wisc.edu.

See the University Health Services website for more information: https://www.uhs.wisc.edu/medical/uw-quarantine/.

Last updated 6:52 PM, June 9, 2021

What should I do if I think I have been exposed to COVID-19 but have not heard from a contact tracer?

If you are not fully vaccinated and you believe you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19—usually defined as being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer with someone infected with the virus—but have not yet heard from a contact tracer, you should plan to limit your interactions with other people. Log on to your MyUHS account and navigate to “Messages” to see if you have a secure message related to this contact. If you do not, contact University Health Services at 608-265-5600 for additional information and further instructions. Individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine following close contact with COVID-19.

If you receive an exposure notification through the Safer Badgers app, you will be provided with instructions for next steps.

If you develop symptoms, please isolate yourself immediately and seek a COVID-19 test. You may get tested at an on-campus test site, or students can contact UHS and employees may seek testing through their health provider or testing in their community.

Posted on 6:55 PM, June 9, 2021

How long does it take to get test results?

Results are expected to be available within 30 hours, often sooner.

Posted on 1:56 PM, June 10, 2021

Do visitors or guests have access to spaces or events that require a green Badger Badge to enter or participate?

Visitors and guests, who are unable to use the Safer Badgers app, cannot access spaces or events that require a green/building access granted Badger Badge to enter or participate. If you plan to welcome guests or visitors in a particular space or event, then the Badger Badge should not be used to control access.

We expect that campus policies will continue to evolve, with updates in place by the beginning of fall semester. For planning purposes, anyone planning an event for the fall that includes visitors/guests should not plan on requiring a green/building access granted Badger Badge to participate, but should assume that visitors/guests will be expected to abide by whatever COVID-19 public health protocols are in place at that time.

Posted on 2:02 PM, June 10, 2021

Does my Badger Badge need to indicate "building access granted" in order for me to enter the vaccination site?

No. While we encourage you to be in compliance with Badger Badge requirements, you will not be turned away from a vaccine appointment if your badge is not indicating “building access granted” (with a green checkmark).

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are quarantining due to a possible exposure or are having symptoms, you should reschedule your vaccine appointment.

Last updated 11:23 AM, June 24, 2021

When can I return to on-site work after COVID-19 symptoms but negative test?

Refer to this campus workplace safety policy.

You should not be on campus with symptoms of COVID-19 except to get a COVID-19 test.

If you test negative for COVID-19, you may follow standard illness protocols for returning to work.

Example: The employee may return if they have been fever-free for 24-hours without fever reducing medication; if it has been two days since their last episode of vomiting or diarrhea; if they have been on antibiotic for at least 24 hours if prescribed; or as approved to work by a doctor.

Last updated 2:44 PM, June 10, 2021

Can individual units institute more strict public health requirements for in-person operations or events/gatherings?

Local units may establish more restrictive policies as deemed appropriate, such as increasing the distance for physical distancing requirements or decreasing the population density within individual spaces, events, or other in-person activities. It is important to note that under the direction of UW System, campus and underlying units do not have the authority to require in-person attendees to be vaccinated.

Some spaces on campus, as well as events or activities, may require a green Badger Badge/building access granted status to enter or participate.  Guests and visitors, who are not members of the campus community and cannot use the Safer Badgers app will not have access to any specific spaces, events, or other in-person activities that require a green Badger Badge for access.

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

Are masking and physical distancing still required in UW–Madison interior spaces?

Masking is no longer required for fully vaccinated people in most indoor settings; unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings. Please note that, as required by federal law, Madison Metro Transit continues to require all bus passengers to wear face coverings at bus transfer points, shelters and throughout boarding, riding and leaving the bus.

Physical distancing remains at 6 feet indoors regardless of vaccination status, except for individuals from the same family unit/households.

Last updated 6:59 PM, June 2, 2021

Will there be any changes to office layouts based on latest guidance from CDC and OHSA?

Current physical distancing requirements (6 feet) remain in place. The university will continue to adjust its physical distancing requirements to maintain alignment with guidance from the CDC and OSHA.

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

What are the requirements for students – undergraduate and graduate – in order to maintain a green Badger Badge this summer?

To maintain a green Badger Badge this summer, students must either be fully vaccinated or test once each week on campus.

If students are not fully vaccinated and need to access locations where green/building access granted status is required, they must have a negative test on file in their Safer Badgers app within the past 8 days.

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

What are the requirements for employees, faculty and staff in order to maintain a green Badger Badge this summer?

To maintain a green Badger Badge this summer, employees must either be fully vaccinated or test once each week on campus.

If employees are not fully vaccinated and need to access locations where green/building access granted status is required, they must have a negative test on file in their Safer Badgers app within the past 8 days.

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

Do I need a green Badger Badge to enter buildings or go to events?

Access to campus buildings and facilities is no longer limited to those with green/building access granted Badger Badges, unless required by those overseeing a specific space, event, or other in-person activity.

Last updated 4:07 PM, May 25, 2021

Where can I get vaccinated?

Last updated 5:15 PM, July 12, 2021

What is the process for units/organizations to require a green Badger Badge at an event?

At least one week’s notice must be given before any space, event, or other in-person activity can require a green Badger Badge for access. In addition, a Badger Badge Form must be completed at least one week prior to the requirement’s effective date.

Any use of the Badger Badge will be managed by the local unit or event sponsor requiring it. Vice Chancellors, Academic Deans, and Research Center Directors may require review and approval of any required use of the Badger Badge within the units they manage.  Any request to control access of an entire building or facility must be reviewed and approved.

Anyone whose assigned job duties formally include controlling access to a facility must complete Campus Security Authority (CSA) training. For additional information about CSA training, or to determine if the requirement applies in your situation, please contact Director of Clery Act Compliance Elisa Lopez (ealopez3@wisc.edu).

 

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

How is campus COVID-19 testing being conducted this summer?

No-cost COVID-19 testing on campus is being conducted via PCR-based nasal swab at three drop-in locations. For more details visit the campus testing page.

Posted on 7:17 AM, May 12, 2021

Can guests and visitors now come to campus?

Yes. Campus is now open to visitors. A green/building access granted Badger Badge will no longer be needed to access campus and Badger Wellness Ambassadors will not be checking badges at the entrances to campus facilities.

In limited instances, and with prior notification, some spaces on campus, as well as events or activities, may require a green Badger Badge/building access granted status to enter or participate. Visitors and guests are unable to use the Safer Badgers app and will not have access to these spaces.

Posted on 7:16 AM, May 12, 2021

When will campus tours begin?

In-person tours for prospective students have resumed. If you plan to visit campus, please see the Campus & Visitor Relations webpage for information.

If you have questions, please call the Campus Information line at (608) 263-2400.

Last updated 10:34 AM, May 20, 2021

Can guests and visitors go to Rec Well and Terrace?

Visitors are welcomed back to the Unions and RecWell facilities, subject to facilities limits, following Public Health Madison Dane County guidelines.

Posted on 7:16 AM, May 12, 2021

Do guests or visitors need to show proof that they are vaccinated or have had current negative COVID-19 test to attend on campus events/activities?

No. However, guests and visitors cannot use the Safer Badgers app and will not have access to any specific spaces, events, or other in-person activities that require a green Badger Badge for access.

Posted on 7:15 AM, May 12, 2021

How many people can attend a university-sponsored event or activity on campus this summer?

Indoor event size limited to the maximum allowable to ensure that at least six (6) feet of physical distancing can be maintained by all those attending (vaccinated and unvaccinated) who are not members of the same household/living unit. Fully vaccinated people are not required to wear face coverings. Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear face coverings, except when eating or drinking.

Outdoor events are not limited, although individuals who are not vaccinated should maintain six (6) feet physical distancing at all times. Organizations are encouraged to examine hosting events outdoors, when possible, to facilitate physical distancing. Face coverings are not required for fully vaccinated individuals. Individuals who are not vaccinated should wear face coverings if physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Last updated 1:50 PM, June 8, 2021

Can food or drinks be provided at university-sponsored events/activities?

Food and drinks are allowed at events in accordance with UW-3049 Campus Catering Policy.

Last updated 1:53 PM, June 8, 2021

Can I require individuals to be vaccinated before attending my event/meeting/gathering?

No. A person’s vaccination status is confidential medical information under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Anyone who wants to share their vaccine status information with others is free to do so, but there is no requirement to share this information with others with whom they work and/or report.

Last updated 7:11 PM, June 17, 2021

I’ve previously tested positive for COVID-19. In order to maintain a green Badger Badge, do I need to participate in on-campus testing?

You are exempted from engaging in testing for 90 days after a positive test. After the 90-day period ends, you must follow the campus testing procedures or be fully vaccinated to maintain a green Badger Badge.

If you were tested off campus during the spring semester, you must submit proof of a positive PCR test, including the lab result and the result interpretation, via the Safer Badgers app. To be verified, off-campus results should include your name, date of birth, collection date and test type. A letter from a physician or county public health may also be acceptable. The test should be a diagnostic, PCR-based test.

Your Badger Badge will remain as “building access denied” (with a red X) until your result has been reviewed by UHS (off-campus results) or imported into the app (on-campus results).

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

How do I get the Safer Badgers app?

The Apple and Android versions of the app are available at saferbadgers.wisc.edu.

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

If I get tested off campus, can I use my results on campus?

Only positive PCR-based COVID-19 test results from off campus will be accepted for tracking within the Safer Badgers app. Negative off-campus tests will not be accepted.

If you have a positive PCR test result off campus, you should submit it via the app and it will be verified by a team of medical professionals at UHS. To be verified, off-campus results should include your name, date of birth, collection date and test type. A letter from a physician or county public health may also be acceptable. Please allow UHS staff time to verify your results after you upload.

If it has been 10 days or less since your verified positive PCR test, your Badger Badge status will change to “building access denied” until your isolation period ends. If your verified positive test was from more than 10 days prior to the date of submission, your Badger Badge will reflect “building access granted” and remain in that status for a duration of 90 days from the date of your positive test. After 90 days, you will be required to participate in regular on-campus testing.

Posted on 7:15 AM, May 12, 2021

Are emeritus faculty/staff expected to comply with Badger Badge access requirements?

Campus is now open to visitors, a green/building access granted Badger Badge is no longer be needed to access campus, and Badger Wellness Ambassadors are not checking badges at the entrances to campus facilities. In limited instances, and with prior notification, some spaces on campus, as well as events or activities, may require a green Badger Badge/building access granted status to enter or participate.

If you are able to log in to the Safer Badgers app using your UW–Madison NetID and password, then you are eligible for Safer Badgers COVID-19 testing and will be able to use your Badger Badge for access in any space, event, or in-person activity that requires it. If students, employees, or emeriti are not fully vaccinated and need to access locations where green/building access granted status is required, they must have a negative test on file within the past 8 days, as indicated by the Safer Badgers app.

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

I have been alerted to an exposure through the Safer Badgers app. What should I do?

If you have been notified of an exposure through the Safer Badgers app, the app will give you instructions on how to proceed. You will be instructed to get a UW-Madison COVID-19 test. Your Badger Badge and building access will not change.

Last updated 9:26 AM, June 8, 2021

Who do I contact for technical support with the Safer Badgers app?

Please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

The app is giving me different instructions than the ones I received from my medical provider or a contact tracer. Which should I follow?

The Safer Badgers app cannot be tailored to every individual circumstance. You should always follow the instructions provided to you by medical or public health professionals, including UHS staff and contact tracers. If you have additional questions, contact UHS.

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

Will uniformed visitors (such as U.S. Postal workers and FedEx employees) and emergency responders be allowed access to spaces or events that require a green Badger Badge to enter or participate?

Uniformed visitors can be given access via an alternate entry point or be escorted into the area if the event manager or unit head (or designee) ensures they are following current campus public health protocols. Emergency responders continue to have access to all spaces and events, regardless of whether a green Badger Badge is required to enter.

Last updated 2:01 PM, June 10, 2021

Can a supervisor or manager ask an employee whether they have been vaccinated?

No. A person’s vaccination status is private, just like any other medical issue or condition, and employees are not required to share this information with supervisors or managers. There are limited exceptions to this in certain types of jobs (such as health care roles) where sharing vaccine status information is required, but in these limited cases employees are formally notified of this requirement. In general, especially as more people become eligible for vaccination due to health conditions, it is important to avoid asking these types of questions of employees because it could cause an employee to feel compelled to share medical or disability information and this should be avoided. However, supervisors and managers are permitted to ask for Safer Badger app color or designation (green/building access granted).

Last updated 2:21 PM, May 26, 2021

What are “contact tracing” and “exposure notification?” Specifically, how is the Safer Badgers app using track-and-trace technology to manage COVID-19 cases?

“Contact tracing” is a public health procedure used to identify people who may have come into contact with an infected person. Public health workers who conduct contact tracing interview known infected individuals, attempt to identify all recent contacts of the infected individual, and then follow up with those contacts by recommending testing, quarantine, treatment or other measures.

UW-Madison University Health Services manages contact tracing for those individuals who test positive for COVID-19 at on-campus testing locations. UHS works closely with the contact tracers at Public Health Madison and Dane County (PHMDC). PHMDC contact tracers can be used to supplement university contact tracing capacity in surge situations.

“Exposure notification” lets people know if they were in the vicinity of someone who was later found to be infected. The Safer Badgers app provides exposure notification for those users who enable this feature.

If users enable exposure notification, their phones store Bluetooth-emitted tokens when they are in sufficient proximity to other phones. If users of the app later find out they are infected, 14-days of their Bluetooth tokens are uploaded to a secure database server and then downloaded by other phones. Then those phones look for matches with the tokens they have saved.

Phones that find matches notify their users that they might have been exposed. Exposure notifications are generated on each user’s phone, and the notification is displayed only on the user’s phone. Individual exposure notifications are not reported to any other party.

Summary statistics about exposure notifications are reported to University Health Services. The Safer Badgers app never tracks geolocation (i.e., GPS, or Global Positioning System).

Posted on 7:14 AM, May 12, 2021

If I am in class or at work and receive a notification that I’ve tested positive for COVID-19, should I leave immediately?

Yes, if you receive a positive test result, you should leave class or work immediately and follow the isolation instructions provided to you by University Health Services. If you are awaiting a test result and believe you may have COVID-19 because you have symptoms or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, such as a roommate, you should quarantine at home until you receive your test results. If you develop symptoms while you are on campus, you should go get tested or contact UHS or your health provider and isolate yourself immediately.

Posted on 7:13 AM, May 12, 2021

Can a supervisor or manager make work unit plans, changes, or updates based on the vaccine status of the employees in their work unit?

Our campus public health policies, procedures and protocols determine decisions around face covering requirements and physical distancing in the workplace. Supervisors and managers must follow campus public health policies, procedures and protocols and not create their own separate rules for their individual work units. Consult the campus Covid Response website for more information about campus public health protocols.

Last updated 2:23 PM, May 26, 2021

Where can I find more details about my test results, including official documentation of my results for travel or other purposes?

The Safer Badgers app will provide you with basic information about the results of campus testing and provide you with your Badger Badge access.

To find more details about your test, including information to help you interpret results, log into your MyUHS account and find “UHS Health Record” on the left-hand side of the web page, or in the drop-down menu on mobile. Navigate to “Laboratory results” to find your COVID-19 test with more details, including test date and a full interpretation of the results. Or, on the MyUHS homepage, after logging in, scroll down to “View lab results” to find a list of your COVID-19 test results and click on the result to get more information.

Posted on 7:13 AM, May 12, 2021

Is my health information being disclosed when I show my Badger Badge?

No. The Badger Badge does not reveal your health status (such as whether you have tested positive for COVID-19). It simply indicates whether you have access to campus buildings.

Having a Badger Badge indicating “building access denied” (with a red “X”) does not mean you have tested positive for COVID-19. A badge can indicate “building access denied” for several reasons: being a first-time user of the app, failure to record a negative test in the time period required, getting a positive test, being in isolation/quarantine, or self- reporting symptoms.

The red and green colors used to indicate “building access denied” or “building access granted” on the Bader Badge screen are different from the red/yellow/green “status” colors used in other parts of the app. A red status means the user has tested positive for COVID-19. App users do not need to show their status to anyone, only their badge.

Posted on 7:13 AM, May 12, 2021

Can employees, graduate students or undergraduate students travel for academics or business?

Employees, graduate students, and undergraduates traveling for in-person business, research or instructional field activities no longer need prior approval for domestic travel within the contiguous United States as well as Alaska and Hawaii. However, International travel remains restricted. In limited cases, academic deans, vice chancellors and research directors may approve essential international travel. Travelers must abide by all public health and safety guidance. Additional information on campus travel is available online.

Last updated 12:58 PM, June 2, 2021

I am worried about variants. Am I protected by vaccination?

Vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19, including variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Researchers continue to study vaccines in the context of variants of concern. Variants are less likely to emerge as more people get vaccinated across the world, so experts encourage vaccination to help prevent variants from arising.
Posted on 12:00 PM, June 25, 2021

Will in-person youth activities resume this fall and if so, will there be any public health requirements in response to COVID-19 applicable to these programs?

In-person youth activities and programs on the UW-Madison campus are currently expected to resume at the start of the fall 2021 academic semester (September 8, 2021). Note that some public health requirements may be applicable for activities in which youth who are 11 years and younger participate, given a vaccine is not yet available for this population. These may include, but are not limited to, social distancing and masking. We will continue to take guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. In addition, all current UW-Madison policies regarding pre-college programming remain in effect until September 8, 2021.

Last updated 4:11 PM, June 28, 2021

If I’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, do I still need to be tested?

Fully vaccinated individuals at UW–Madison will be exempted from routine COVID-19 testing. In order for the exemption to apply,

  • You must be at least 2 weeks past the date you received your second vaccine dose, or 2 weeks past the date you received a single-dose vaccine. The exemption will take effect 15  days from that date.
  • UHS must have a record of your vaccination. If you were vaccinated by UHS, they have your record. If you were not vaccinated by UHS, follow the instructions to upload your record in MyUHS. It may take up to 5 business days for your record to be reflected in MyUHS.
  • You will receive a message in the Safer Badgers app that says your Badger Badge will remain green without further testing, and the word exempt will appear under your picture in the badge. If your badge is not green at that time, you will need one more test to turn it green. Until you receive this message, you will need to continue testing in order to remain compliant.

After receiving the exemption, you are still required to show your Badger Badge at building entrances, wear a face covering, and practice physical distancing. If you develop COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself from others and get tested as soon as possible. A positive test will turn your badge red.

Last updated 11:23 AM, June 24, 2021

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