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.

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. Community testing has now returned for the UWM at Washington County campus only.

Available Dates & Times

This rapid results testing will be available for UWM employees and students in the UWM at Washington County gymnasium and the UWM at Waukesha Field House the dates below. During the summer, tests are offered for these dates at the branch campuses:

UWM at Washington County testing will run 7am-11am.
UWM at Waukesha testing will run 7am-2pm.

Testing Dates:

  • June 1st  (Tuesday)
  • June 7th
  • June 14th
  • June 21st
  • June 28th
  • July 6th (Tuesday)
  • July 12th
  • July 19th
  • July 26th
  • August 2nd
  • August 9th
  • August 16th
  • August 23rd
  • August 30th


Covid-19 testing at the branch campuses are for UWM employees and students. Community testing has resumed for the UWM at Washington County campus only.

UWM employees, students, and Washington County community members must register in advance at There will be no walk-in appointments. Appointments have been spaced out to help maintain social distancing.

Face Coverings

The CDC has recently determined that it is safe for vaccinated individuals to be indoors without wearing face coverings. Therefore, vaccinated individuals may continue to wear face coverings but are not required to do so while in UWM facilities or outdoors.

All unvaccinated individuals, including UWM employees, students, and members of the public, should continue to properly wear face coverings while in UWM facilities. Additionally, unvaccinated employees are required to properly wear face coverings in other enclosed buildings while on UWM business.

Face covering guidance applies to all UWM facilities regardless of the physical distance between individuals or the number of people present. This includes while waiting to enter a facility, cubicles, offices, conference rooms, elevators, stairwells, kitchenettes, bathrooms, hallways, and corridors.

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Continuing Education Operations for CGS Reopening

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 which include:

  • Adhering to a 6-foot social distance in all classrooms and public spaces
  • Wearing a nonsurgical face mask covering (i.e. cloth face mask)
  • Self-monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms to include fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  See the CDC’s website for more information about COVID-19 symptoms. In addition to this document, see the CDC’s website for more information about what to do if you are experiencing symptoms.
  • Do not come to campus if you have COVID-19. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 Symptom Checker, do not come to campus and contact your medical provider.