UW System President Wants 75% of Classes In-person This Fall

Feb 19, 2021

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University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson says he wants 75% of classes to be taught in-person this fall.

Thompson told reporters Thursday that he wants students to have a typical college experience again. Thompson says the system's coronavirus testing protocols, social distancing and masks have kept COVID-19 infection rates low.

He says the time has come to resume as much of an in-person campus experience as possible this fall. Thompson says testing shows a less than 1% positivity rate on all UW System campuses.

He says there were no instances of instructors being infected by students last year.