UW Health Officials: Badger Football Game Days Must Look Different in 2020

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Madison, Wisconsin - University of Wisconsin football kicks off this week as the Badgers open their season under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium on Friday night. While this is an exciting time for the team and fans, UW Health officials say game days must look different this year.


"Wisconsin is well known for one of the best game day atmospheres in college football, but we cannot tailgate and celebrate in large gatherings like we have in years past," said Dr. Jeff Pothof, UW Health's chief quality officer. "Given the rise in cases in Wisconsin, we need to prioritize the safety of our community because large gatherings, even outdoors, can and will increase COVID-19 transmission.


UW Health recommends:

  • No large gatherings. This includes parties and tailgating. Even large gatherings outside increase the risk of transmission.
  • Celebrate and watch the game with those living in your household, or have virtual watch parties.
  • If you live elsewhere around the state, enjoy the game from the safety of your home, following all local guidelines. Please do not travel to Madison for gameday.
  • Please follow local health guidelines by wearing a face covering and physically distancing.

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Date Published: 10/19/2020

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