What is the process if a student in the residence halls tests positive?

  • Spaces will be set aside for isolation of residents if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has come in close contact with someone who has tested positive
    • During isolation, students must stay in their relocated room for at least 10 days
    • Students may be encouraged to return home for the isolation period if they are able to do so
  • UW-Madison will employ contact tracers trained in conjunction with Public Health Madison & Dane County to help identify those who may have come into contact with anyone testing positive on the UW–Madison campus.
  • Individuals determined to have been exposed may be asked to quarantine for 14 days. Students in this situation who live in the residence halls will be provided with a safe and comfortable space to quarantine.