UW-Madison cancels summer campus events over coronavirus.

Citing the threat of COVID-19, the University canceled all face-to-face activities on campus. Photo: Richard Hurd, licensed under Creative Commons. Graphic: Sam Buisman

Author: Sam Buisman

UW-Madison canceled all in-person summer activities except credited classes due to health threats posed by the coronavirus.

According to a release from Provost Karl Scholz, the University will not hold any of the camps, visits, tours and other events it had planned for the summer that cannot be run using long-distance technology due to the continued danger of the coronavirus. This cancellation includes all activities sponsored by UW Athletics, RecWell and the Wisconsin Union.

However, the University left open the possibility of hosting certain events near the end of the summer, in the case that public health improves.

This cancellation follows the University’s decision last Thursday to move all of its courses for the Summer 2020 term online.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there are currently 2,885 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin, 307 of which are in Dane County.