Will in-person youth activities resume this fall and if so, what are the public health requirements for these programs?

Single day in-person youth activities and programs on the UW-Madison campus have resumed. Multi-day programs occurring on consecutive days and overnight programs are prohibited through the fall 2021 semester. All programs must follow campus public health guidelines, keeping in mind that vaccines are currently not available for youth under the age of 12.

Face Masks
In alignment with current campus policy, all youth participating in on-campus programs as well as staff serving them must wear a mask indoors, while on the UW-Madison campus or in any of its facilities, regardless of vaccination status. All youth under age 12 and staff, regardless of vaccination status, must also wear a mask outdoors in alignment with CDC guidance.

Vaccination
Staff of programs offered on campus who do not have a vaccination record on file with UHS are required to be tested weekly for Covid-19 according to campus requirements. Vaccinations are the greatest defense against the spread of Covid-19 and we encourage all guests who are 12 and over visiting our campuses to get vaccinated.

All activities involving youth must be registered with the UW-Madison Office of Youth Protection and Compliance (OYPC) to ensure compliance and oversight with Covid-19 mitigation protocols. There are additional screening, testing, and reporting requirements for symptoms and confirmed cases. Reach out to OYPC for more information.