Why did UW-Madison extend the campus mask order?

UW–Madison’s requirement that masks be worn in indoor spaces is being extended to January 15, 2022. The extension to mid-January will help reduce health concerns during a time when many members of the campus community are traveling and when COVID-19 cases are rising again in other parts of our state and region. This also provides time for employees and students with children ages 5 to 11 to have their children vaccinated.

This policy will be reviewed again in mid-January taking into consideration current public health guidance and COVID-19 prevalence on campus and in the community.