COVID Policies & Protocols

Summer Programs 2022 Updates

To keep all participants safe, public health precautions recommended by federal, state, and local health authorities with respect to public gatherings will be followed.

*We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Guidelines and conference schedules are subject to change depending on the latest data and information received.

We are publishing the COVID guidelines & protocols for the conference ahead of time so if any staff feel uncomfortable or unsafe with the policies stated, they can make informed decisions regarding in-person attendance.

5/23/2022 Update

Dane County's current COVID-19 Community Level is currently "Medium". 

What this means for our event: At this level, the CDC recommends a number of strategies for our county, including encouraging people to stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and getting tested if they have symptoms. We will be putting together a Policies & Protocol document in the coming weeks that will outline steps you will need to take before departing for summer programs. Stay tuned for more information.

What this means for you: At medium community level, besides staying up to date on vaccines, the CDC states:

  • If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease, talk to your health care provider about whether you should wear a mask in public.
  • If you live with someone at high risk, or come in contact with people who are high risk, consider wearing a mask while indoors with them or using a home test before coming in contact with them.
  • If you have symptoms or were exposed, be sure to get tested.
  • See the Dane County Public Health Recommendations and Guidance page for additional considerations.

2/16/2022 Update

The Face Covering Emergency Order #7 that has been in effect as of February 1, 2022 will not be renewed and will expire as of March 1, 2022 at 12:01 am. Public Health Madison & Dane County will no longer require face coverings in public indoor spaces in light of steadily decreasing COVID-19 case rates and hospitalizations. Currently, an estimated 58% of Dane County residents are up to date on their vaccines, meaning a person has received all recommended COVID-19 vacciness, including boosters, when eligible.

We will continue to monitor things very closely and will be developing COVID protocols and guidelines to follow for all in-person Summer Program events. Stay tuned to this page for more updates as they emerge.

*Madison, Wisconsin is located in Dane County.