UW-Madison is making the switch to virtual learning for the next two weeks, citing a rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.
The university is also placing Sellery and Witte residence halls in quarantine for two weeks, effective 10 p.m. Wednesday night.
“Unfortunately, our positive test rate among students continues to rise far too rapidly,” said UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank in a news release. “It has been 20-percent or greater for the past two days. As we saw at the end of last week, these numbers reflect a rapid rise in infection among students living off campus, but the latest numbers also show a sharp increase in certain residence halls.”
All in-person classes will be paused until Sept. 25.
“I support the additional mitigation steps announced by Chancellor Blank today,” said UW System President Tommy Thompson in a statement. “Students, faculty and staff must be vigilant to combat this virus. These tactics have proven effective at other universities.”
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