COVID-19 Holiday Guidance

Thank you, FP&M employees, for your continued dedication to health and safety protocols to help minimize the spread of COVID-19.


University Health Services (UHS) notes that we are seeing a very concerning increase in COVID-19 cases across the state and in Dane County at this time and encourages all employees and students to use these health and safety protocols during the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are the recommended actions:

  • Strictly limit your close contacts to help control the spread of the virus. (May include avoiding gatherings outside your household and declining holiday invitations.)
  • If you plan on traveling, schedule a COVID-19 test and then severely limit your contact with others until you depart. On-campus appointments are available on weekdays as well as Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22. Note that results may take several days. Additional information about quick test options for Dane County community members is now available.
  • Plan to test again after you return and limit your contact with others until you know the results are negative.

See Full UHS Message (translations coming soon). 

More COVID-19 Holiday Guidance

The University has also provided COVID-19 holiday guidance for the remainder of the season.

“According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

We are asking our students and employees to play their part to maintain the health of our community.  If you decide to travel to be with loved ones during the holidays, make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep yourself and them safe. There are steps you can take right now and while traveling that can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

See UHS COVID-19 Holiday Guidance for more tips on how to prepare for the holiday season so we can keep one another safe

COVID-19 Holiday Guidance