Important COVID-19 Information for UWM at Washington County and UWM at Waukesha

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The COVID-19 vaccination available to everyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin. At UWM, we strongly encourage faculty, staff and students to get vaccinated when they become eligible, as it is the best way to protect your health and help stop the pandemic. View all vaccination resources here.

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If You Are Vaccinated

Please note that a testing exemption is available for students, faculty and staff who are fully vaccinated. Those who meet the testing criteria can request an exemption from the requirement by completing this form. Someone is considered to be fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final vaccine dose. Visit this FAQ for more details about the testing exemption.

Rapid Results Testing Available

UWM and other UW System campuses are serving as locations for a federal “surge testing” effort aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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The program done in partnership with UW System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides free, rapid-results tests for UWM employees and students at UWM’s Washington County and Waukesha campuses.

Available Dates & Times

This rapid results testing will be available for UWM employees and students at UWM at Washington County (Room 148) and at UWM at Waukesha (Room F004) on the dates below. Testing will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Testing Dates:

UWM at Washington County – Room 148

  • Oct 6
  • Oct 12
  • Oct 20
  • Oct 26
  • Nov 3
  • Nov 9
  • Nov 17
  • Nov 23
  • Dec 1
  • Dec 7
  • Dec 15
  • Dec 21

UWM at Waukesha – Room F004

  • Oct 5
  • Oct 13
  • Oct 19
  • Oct 27
  • Nov 2
  • Nov 10
  • Nov 16
  • Nov 24
  • Nov 30
  • Dec 8
  • Dec 14
  • Dec 22


You must register in advance at There will be no walk-in appointments. Appointments have been spaced out to help maintain social distancing.

Face Coverings

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our community, even among those who are vaccinated, UWM is currently requiring that students, employees and visitors wear masks indoors while on campus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that both unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals wear face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in certain areas with higher transmission of the disease. The Milwaukee Health Department issued recommendations today that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when gathering indoors with people who aren’t a part of their household.

Students, employees and visitors on all UWM campuses must wear masks indoors when sharing a room or in a common area or other space with another person. This includes wearing masks when in the same room such as a classroom, lab, conference room, bathroom, hallway, lobby or waiting area. Employees are not required to wear masks while they’re alone in individual offices.

Face coverings do not need to be worn while eating or drinking.

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Continuing Education Operations for CGS

UWM CGS Continuing Education serves a wide variety of backgrounds, including many who have heightened risk factors themselves or within their families. To best protect the ability of our UWM CGS community to participate in Continuing Education instruction and activities, participants and staff must follow all UWM Covid-19 guidelines. Many class offerings offer participants the ability to Zoom into the class if they are uncomfortable coming to campus.

Masks and testing required for all on UWM campuses.

As cases of COVID-19 continue to increase in our community, even among those who are vaccinated, UWM is requiring that students, employees and visitors wear masks indoors while on campus. As an added layer of protection, unvaccinated faculty, staff and students who are not 100% online will be required to test weekly. Please see Continuing Education’s Covid-19 Policies & Requirements for full details regarding your on-campus class.