COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 Vaccinations

UWM strongly encourages vaccination as the best way to protect the health of students and employees. It also helps ensure a safe campus community and maintains vital in-person learning for students. Vaccination rates are reported on a weekly basis.

Students Vaccinated

88%
as of 10/13/2021

Faculty/Staff Vaccinated

80%
as of 10/13/2021

COVID-19 Testing and Reporting

UWM provides antigen and PCR testing to students and staff on its Milwaukee, Washington County and Waukesha campuses. The free COVID-19 testing program is available to all students and staff. For students and staff who have not provided proof of immunization, weekly COVID-19 testing is mandatory until further notice. Vaccinated individuals may receive COVID-19 tests, if they wish, but it is not mandatory. Additional testing is available, as well as other health care services, to students on the main Milwaukee campus at the 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.

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. Antigen tests provide same-day results, and the results of PCR tests may take several days. Positive tests are posted within the week the tests were administered, not the days the results were received. Self-reports of positive tests and COVID-19 diagnoses are posted for the week the self-report was made.

  Students Faculty/Staff
  Milwaukee1 Washington County2 Waukesha2 All Campuses3
This week
Total recorded
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 and take-home PCR tests.

Students – Washington County Campus

Based on students’ self-reports and take-home PCR tests.

Faculty and Staff

Based on employees’ self-reports and antigen tests.

County Level COVID-19 Data