As of March 12, 2022, any gatherings and events sponsored by UW–Madison or organizations officially recognized by or affiliated with the University — including meetings, conferences, and performances — are no longer subject to any COVID-related restrictions.
COVID-specific protocols or requirements such as masking, proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test may not be imposed for any events sponsored solely by UW–Madison or organizations officially recognized by or affiliated with the University, whether limited to the campus population or open to the public, with the exception of events held in private facilities with venue-specific health and safety protocols.
Additional protocols and requirements for event attendees may be imposed by third-parties — individuals or organizations — that rent, lease or otherwise obtain permission to use UW facilities for events not open to the public or for UW–Madison co-sponsored events open to the public only if the following three conditions are met:
- Attendance/registration is managed solely by the third-party or third-party co-sponsor, is not the responsibility of UW–Madison, and does not rely on UW–Madison systems or personnel.
- Enforcement of any additional protocols or requirements is managed solely by the third-party or third-party co-sponsor.
- UW–Madison employees staffing the event or otherwise working in the facility are not subject to the additional protocols or requirements and no enforcement actions can be taken against them.
A third party is defined as an individual acting in their own capacity as a private citizen or organization not affiliated with or officially recognized or sponsored by the University. For clarity, registered student organizations do not qualify as a third party for purposes of these guidelines.