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.
  • Verification of access to campus buildings through the Badger Badge.
  • Recommended steps for improving and maintaining the user’s health.
  • Simplified up-to-date public health guidelines.

The Safer Badgers app does not report geolocation, so it cannot report or track a user’s whereabouts, and there are no plans to add geolocation tracking.