UW System: Efforts to reduce COVID-19 cases on campus are working

UW System: Efforts to reduce COVID-19 cases on campus are working

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- UW System President Tommy Thompson says plans to reduce coronavirus cases on campuses are working.

Currently, UW-Madison has a seven-day average of 17 cases, which is far less than their peak of 404 cases per day one month ago.

Students are encouraged to get tested on a weekly basis.

Anyone who tests positive is put into quarantine for 10 days.

Thompson says the results of their plan are stunning.

"We're now testing five times more than the state of Wisconsin, and our results are showing direct correlation," he said. "You know, last week I was talking about 3%. We're down below 2% positive right now."

Thompson says students are at the top of the list of people to thank for reducing case numbers, saying they're being responsible for their actions and not partying.

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