Gradual Reopening Includes Select Campus Facilities

Some UW–Madison facilities are reopening on a limited basis, with new safety requirements such as masking and physical distancing in place. Facilities that are now open in a limited capacity, by reservation/appointment, include Allen Centennial Garden and Memorial Library. The Chazen Museum of Art will reopen to the public with limited hours on July 14. In addition, all child care facilities on campus are now open, including Eagle’s Wing, UW Child Development Lab, Waisman Early Childhood Program, and Little Chicks Learning Academy. Per campus guidelines, all visitors, students and employees at all campus locations must wear masks or face coverings and practice physical distancing of 6 feet.

The reopening of these facilities is part of a plan known as “Smart Restart,” aimed at fully reopening campus for a hybrid of face-to-face and remote instruction beginning on Sept. 2. The gradual reopening process is being coordinated by campus leaders and public health experts. All UW employees should wait for instructions from their dean, director or supervisor before reporting back to campus. Information about the Smart Restart plan is available online at

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