Do I have to get tested for COVID-19 if I’ve been vaccinated?

January 21, 2021

Students who live in UWM residence halls must be tested weekly during the Spring 2021 semester. Students, faculty and staff who come to a UWM campus at least once per week during the semester must be tested every other week.

Those who meet these requirements must continue to be tested even if they have been vaccinated because there’s no research yet on whether people who have been vaccinated can carry the virus without symptoms and spread it to others. Until everyone who wants to be vaccinated has had the opportunity to do so, we need to continue to take precautions, including social distancing, wearing of masks and getting tested.