UWM continues to monitor COVID-19 developments

As the spring semester begins, UWM continues to watch developments with the latest COVID-19 variants. It’s crucial that everyone takes steps to protect their health and the health of those around them.

UWM’s COVID-Related Health and Safety Policy is based on recommendations from local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.


UWM recommends that students, employees and visitors wear masks indoors and in public spaces on its campuses. Masks are required in certain areas at UWM, such as the Student Health and Wellness Center and specific health care professional training programs.

Masks are available on all UWM campuses — look for stations distributing N95 respirators in larger, busier buildings. Campus units that need masks can order them by completing this form or emailing uwm-supplyreq@uwm.edu.


UWM does not require COVID-19 testing.

Students can be tested by appointment or pick up at-home test kits at the UWM Student Health and Wellness Center. In addition, every U.S. household is eligible this winter for four free COVID-19 test kits. Find more information at covid.gov/tests.

Students and employees who have traveled internationally may be required to undergo COVID-19 testing and isolation/quarantine. See the latest CDC requirements for international travel.

Self-reporting positive cases

UWM continues to require that students, faculty and staff self-report positive COVID-19 test results and/or positive COVID-19 diagnoses. Report test results via the COVID-19 Case Submission form.

Quarantine and isolation

UWM recommends using the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator for the most recent guidance if you are a close contact or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Vaccinations and boosters

Vaccinations and booster doses are encouraged but not required for students and employees who are on campus or participating in campus activities. Certain field placements, such as in nursing and education, may require vaccinations at their sites.

Find your nearest location for vaccines and boosters at vaccines.gov. 

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