What should I do if someone in my in-person class has COVID-19 symptoms, has been tested and is waiting for results?

October 22, 2020

You should continue to monitor your health and symptoms, but you do not need to quarantine. If your classmate’s test comes back positive and you are identified as a close contact, meaning you were within six feet of the person for a total of 15 minutes or more during 24 hours, you will need to quarantine for 14 days starting the day after your last contact.

Students at the Milwaukee campus who have COVID-19 symptoms or are close contacts should call Norris Health Center at 414-229-4716. The center will schedule a free PCR test for them.

Students at UWM’s Waukesha and Washington County campuses who have symptoms or are close contacts can get take-home PCR tests from the campuses’ Solution Centers. Waukesha students should call 262-521-5040, and Washington County students should call 262-335-5201.

All students are asked to self-report positive tests or COVID-19 diagnoses to the Dean of Students Office.