What are the public health requirements for in-person youth activities this spring?

Single-day, in-person youth activities and programs on the UW–Madison campus will continue. Multi-day programs occurring on consecutive days and overnight programs are prohibited through the spring 2022 semester. All programs must follow campus public health guidelines, keeping in mind that vaccines are currently not available for youth under the age of 5.

Face Masks
Masks may be worn, but are no longer required, for youth participating in on-campus activities as well as staff serving them while on the UW–Madison campus or in any of its facilities located in Dane County.

Decisions regarding whether youth participating in youth activities on the UW–Madison campus or in any of its facilities are made in consultation with local public health departments, taking into account  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 by County information. If it is determined masks are not required for the activity in a given county, participants in youth activities, as well as staff serving them, may choose to mask at any time.

Vaccination
Vaccinations are the greatest defense against the spread of COVID-19 and we encourage all guests who are 5 and over visiting our campuses to get vaccinated.

All activities involving youth must be registered with the UW–Madison Office of Youth Protection (OYP) to ensure compliance and oversight with COVID-19 mitigation protocols. Reach out to OYP for more information.