COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

UWM provides antigen and PCR testing to students on its Milwaukee campus. The antigen testing program that launched in September tests all students living in residence halls regardless of whether they have symptoms or think they have been exposed to COVID-19. PCR testing has been available to students with symptoms since March at Norris Health Center.

Both antigen and PCR tests are done with nasal swabs. Antigen tests, which are relatively fast and inexpensive, look for proteins from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. PCR tests, which are more accurate but may take longer to process, look for genetic material from that virus.

Students in Waukesha and Washington County, as well as faculty and staff, should contact their primary care physicians or go to a public health or community testing site.

All students, faculty and staff are expected to report positive COVID-19 tests or diagnoses based on symptoms to UWM. This includes students and employees studying and working remotely. Students can self-report using this form. Employees should report positive COVID-19 tests or diagnoses based on symptoms to their supervisor.

Below is a summary of COVID-19 cases since August, when students and employees began returning to the Milwaukee campus in significant numbers.

  Students Faculty/Staff
  Milwaukee1 Washington County2 Waukesha3 All Campuses
This week
Total since Aug 3, 2020
1Includes self-reports from students and positive tests done at UWM testing sites.
2Based on students’ self-reports.
3Based on employees’ self-reports.

Students – Milwaukee Campus

Includes self-reports from students and positive tests done at UWM testing sites.

Testing & Case Breakdown – Milwaukee Campus

As much as possible, duplicates have been removed so that a student who had a positive test and self-reported, or a student who had both an antigen and a PCR test, is only counted once in the total. Cases are considered active for 10 days after the onset of symptoms or a positive test.

Students – Waukesha Campus

Based on students’ self-reports.

Students – Washington County Campus

Based on students’ self-reports.

Faculty and Staff

Based on employees’ self-reports.