In a fast-moving response to COVID-19, the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities are joining forces to help slow the spread of the disease. And they need your help.

What can you do?

Take a 20-minute survey and ask your friends to do the same. What do you know about social distancing? What are you willing to do? What motivates you?

Why does it matter?

Based on your responses, the UW–Madison team will design a social media campaign to successfully encourage healthy behavior. The survey will help researchers better understand how everyone, from students to faculty, city dwellers to rural residents, is reacting to COVID-19, including the benefits and barriers to physical distancing.

An initial survey is being shared through social media across Wisconsin. This will jumpstart thinking and the design process and provide valuable information. A second survey using a national, random sample will follow next week.