Get tested to slow the spread of COVID-19

We’re putting everything we can into containing COVID-19 at UWM, and we can’t do it without your help. The disease’s highly contagious nature means it’s vital to know who’s infected, not only for their own well-being, but also for the entire community’s. You can have COVID-19 without any obvious symptoms and spread it to others – your friends and family, their friends and family, and people at severe risk of hospitalization and even death.

Even if you’ve been taking important precautions like wearing a mask, social distancing and washing your hands, you can still contract the disease. Testing among UWM students gives us a better picture of the disease’s impact on campus and lets us provide better protection for everyone. So please, if you haven’t been tested, take a moment right now to make an appointment for a free COVID-19 test by signing up online. Testing hours for students living off campus are 3 to 4:15 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Fridays. Students living in UWM residence halls can get tested from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Those testing times are for students who do not have COVID-19 symptoms. If you are having symptoms, please call Norris Health Center immediately at 414-229-4716.

We know you’re busy, you might be nervous about testing, and you might be worried about what happens if you test positive. That’s why we’ve made it quick and easy to get tested on campus. And, if you’re infected, we’re here to help. Instructors will work with you on coursework flexibility so that you can focus on your recovery. We can also work with you to make sure you don’t spread it to others, including providing temporary isolation housing for students who live in UWM residence halls. And we’ll take measures to keep others safe, including deep cleaning classrooms and other campus areas you’ve visited.

Thank you for helping us in the fight against COVID-19. And a special thanks to those of you who have already signed up for a free, painless COVID-19 test. By taking this simple step, you literally could be saving someone’s life.