The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced in a message on its website Wednesday that it is pausing in-person classes for two weeks to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
From September 10 to September 25, all in-person graduate, undergraduate, and professional group instruction will be paused, according to the university.
Classes will be canceled Wednesday to Saturday and will resume remotely beginning September 14 for at least two weeks.
"Unfortunately, our positive test rate among students continues to rise far too rapidly. It has been 20 percent or greater for the past two days," read the message.
"As we saw at the end of last week, these numbers reflect a rapid rise in infection among students living off campus, but the latest numbers also show a sharp increase in certain residence halls."
The university said that given the high number of positive test results, those living in Sellery and Witte Residence Halls have been directed to quarantine in place for the next two weeks.
The university also said that students are being asked not to leave town.
"CDC guidance suggests that students should not travel home during this two-week period. This is to protect you, your family, and the community. If you can stay where you are, that is the safest course," read the message.