What should students do if they have a positive COVID-19 test or are diagnosed based on symptoms?

September 24, 2020

If a UWM student who is currently on campus has symptoms, they should contact the Norris Health Center.

Any students who test positive for COVID-19 or have been diagnosed as infected based on their symptoms are expected to report that to the university. To do so, fill out the COVID-19 reporting form on the Dean of Students Office website.

Self-reporting will help UWM get information, assistance and resources to the student, including follow-up as needed. Individuals who self-report can request additional follow-up from the Dean of Students Office.

Self-reporting also will help UWM protect the campus community by notifying people who have been identified by the student as close contacts and will allow UWM to clean areas where the individual may have been. Instructors will be notified so that they can work with the student on flexibility with coursework as necessary. Classmates for in-person courses will be notified that someone in class has tested positive or been diagnosed with COVID-19, but the individual’s name will not be disclosed.

For a student living on campus, University Housing will be notified so they can work the resident. A student who lives off campus should quarantine in their off-campus residence and work with roommates to follow your isolation and quarantine plan. UWM does not have the ability to provide isolation spaces for students who are not living in University Housing.

Off-campus students should review these tips for quarantine and isolation off campus.