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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Research spacing per-person restriction lifted

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) continues to work with partners across campus to transition to a greater research presence on campus, while mitigating risk. As part of this ongoing process, campus leadership is removing the 113 square-feet-per-person restriction in research spaces effective May 10.

However, 6-foot distancing continues to be required as well as use of face coverings in indoor spaces/rooms where others are present.  Any exception to these ongoing public health requirements requires approval by a Dean or Vice Chancellor (or their appointee).

Although not required, the OVCRGE also recommends that supervisors continue to make use of the Safer Badger App badge status for those working in group research environments.

Individuals who are fully vaccinated are exempt from testing and their badge will remain green unless they report symptoms in the app or test positive. University Health Services is offering vaccines to everyone eligible in Wisconsin. Learn more here, including more about appointments and drop-in hours, and instructions for uploading off-campus vaccine records: