UW-Madison releases two dorms from quarantine, in-person classes to resume.

Dorms Sellery (pictured) and Witte began their quarantine on Sept. 9 at 10:00 p.m. Photo courtesy of Jessica Gregory, 2020.

Author: Jessica Gregory

UW-Madison freshman dorms Witte and Sellery had their university-sanctioned quarantine lifted this morning at 8:00 a.m. 

UW Housing contacted on-campus residents by email, reiterating that their ability to follow health officials guidelines and behavioral rules will directly affect whether dormitories will continue to remain open for the semester.

Freshman student William Boyd who returned home for the dorm lockdown remains optimistic as he heads back to Sellery. 

“I’m happy that the quarantine has finally been lifted. I just hope it worked out well enough to keep the numbers down so we won’t have to do it again,” Boyd said. 

Dorming students who opted to return home during the quarantine must submit a negative COVID-19 test result to MyUHS in order to move back into their residence hall.

If on-campus residents violate COVID-19 rules outlined in their UW Housing contract, they risk immediate removal from their dorm with no refund.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank emailed students and staff early Wednesday thanking everyone for their cooperation as the UW halted in-person classes. On Saturday, Sept. 26 in-person classes will begin phasing in. 

The Chancellor said that in these past two weeks, positivity rates have not only decreased, but there is still no evidence that any virus transmission occurred when face-to-face instruction was permitted.

WSUM will resume their live on-air shows this Monday, Sept. 28 as reported by the Station Manager.