Will UW–Madison require students and employees to be vaccinated?

As of Sept. 1, 92 percent of employees and 88 percent of students are vaccinated. This high level of vaccination means that we have a robust level of protection on campus and fewer members of our population will experience severe infections caused by COVID-19, compared to areas with lower vaccination rates.

As we’ve done throughout the pandemic, we’re escalating our approach when needed to respond to increasing cases locally. We’ve reinstituted a mask requirement, we’ve broadened testing requirements and we’re prepared to take additional action if appropriate, in coordination with System President Tommy Thompson and other System chancellors.