The Wisconsin Union’s Memorial Union Terrace, the largest outdoor restaurant in Madison, will start a phased reopening on June 22 with new protocols in place to practice physical distancing and other COVID-19 health guidelines, the university announced today.
“We are beginning a thoughtful, phased reopening that includes a reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing, cashless operations and other safety and health measures,” said Mark Guthier, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and Wisconsin Union director, in a statement. “We look forward to welcoming more guests back ideally later this summer.”
During the initial reopening on-site restaurant operations, University of Wisconsin-Madison students, staff and faculty, Wisconsin Union members, Wisconsin Alumni Association members, and active-duty U.S. service members can make a 1½ hour reservation for a dining area at the Terrace at no extra cost, according to a press release. Other patrons can purchase a $5 one-day pass to make a reservation. In this initial phase of reopening, the Terrace will operate at no more than 25 percent capacity. One ID or guest pass is needed per reservation.
Tables on the Terrace will be at least six feet apart. Patrons are asked to not alter tables’ or chairs’ placements. Patrons and team members are also expected to follow physical distancing guidelines whenever possible.