MADISON, WI – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in response to the University of Wisconsin’s decision to allow only essential staff in Camp Randall for football games—reversing a previous decision allowing families, friends and guests to attend games in-person.

“It is great news to hear that the University of Wisconsin is limiting its football game attendance to essential staff only,” said Congressman Pocan. “As Wisconsin emerges as a COVID hotspot in the country, adding over 16,000 new cases in the last week alone with a 7-day positivity rate of 17%, the University is taking the right step to protect the health of all Wisconsinites. We applaud their renewed dedication to the health and safety of UW students, surrounding communities and the people of Wisconsin as our local government works to contain this pandemic. We all have a duty to work together during this time to ensure that our actions don’t harm others. We must continue practicing social distancing, limiting indoor gatherings and most importantly wearing a mask. Together, Wisconsin can beat this pandemic—go Badgers.”

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