UWM has begun routine, required testing for COVID-19 for some employees. These are employees who interact often with students, are involved in the operation of critical UWM infrastructure or are a part of delivering services that have been determined to require testing.
This applies only to some employees, such as custodians who work in the residence halls and employees of the power plant. Those who are affected have been contacted via email with instructions.
The testing program will be much the same as the testing for students in residence halls. Employees will be given antigen tests in the Student Union once every two weeks. The antigen tests involve nasal swabs, with results available quickly.
This additional testing program is part of UWM’s efforts to help slow the spread of the virus.