Despite the surge of cases on University of Wisconsin campuses, Evers has stood by university leaders’ decision to open dorms and allow in-person instruction. But as the virus spread quickly among students, campuses across the state have had to quarantine dorms, fraternity and sorority houses, and temporarily shift to online-only classes.
At the flagship Madison campus, the university is testing thousands of students, has quarantined two dorms and has gone to online instruction for two weeks in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus. University leaders voted last week to cancel spring break in March to reduce the risk of students traveling and contracting the virus.
The Madison campus reported that as of Monday, nearly 2,700 students had tested positive for the virus since early August. Additionally, 49 employees tested positive.
UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has defended the decision to open campus, even as Dane County Executive Joe Parisi has called for the university to…