Will the Safer Badgers app be used for other purposes, such as tracking the location of employees or students or taking attendance in class?

No. The Safer Badgers app and accompanying website will be used only for the following functions:

  • Connecting with UW–Madison University Health Services to receive test results and care recommendations.
  • Self-reporting of symptoms
  • Opt-in Exposure Notification.
  • Status for entering campus buildings, either access granted or access denied.
  • Recommended steps for improving and maintaining the user’s health.
  • Simplified up-to-date public health guidelines.

The Safer Badgers app does not report geo-location, so it cannot report or track a user’s whereabouts.