UW-Madison will not likely mandate COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021

Surrounded by journalists, student nurse Tala Fuad Hatem Abu Zahra administers a first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Kathy Vance at a vaccination clinic Monday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison stated this 7 days it will not call for COVID-19 vaccinations this tumble, as a growing minority of campuses across the state, which include in the Huge 10, are carrying out so.

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank reported in an email to school and staff that the university is continue to strongly encouraging shots for individuals who are in a position to get them. The university is also encouraging unvaccinated individuals to use deal with coverings, nevertheless masks are not required and it is up to individuals to disclose their vaccination status to the university.

Campus spaces will return to their pre-pandemic capacities successful Aug. 9. That contains the close of social distancing in classrooms and the retirement of the “Safer Badgers” application, which very last spring limited access to campus structures for individuals who ended up not up to day on their COVID-19 testing specifications.