UWM Increases Covid-19 Testing for Spring Semester

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UWM had a successful fall semester, with a relatively low rate of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. We are grateful to everyone who wore a mask, kept their distance, and got tested. To help maintain a safe teaching and work environment on campus, we will be implementing additional testing for the Spring 2021 semester.

Students, faculty, and staff who come to campus at least once per week will be tested every other week. These requirements apply to all three UWM campuses.

Rapid-results testing for employees and students only is available at the UWM at Waukesha Field House and UWM at Washington County gymnasium on a rotating schedule. Testing for community members, including employees’ families, ended on Jan. 21. More details such as dates and times can be found here.

Employees must make an appointment at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Those with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible; if a campus appointment isn’t immediately available, the employee should go to a community testing site or see their personal health care provider.

Once registered, employees will go to the testing site, show their UWM ID, self-administer an antigen test under the supervision of medical professionals and wait about 15 minutes to retrieve their results by logging into the same website on their smartphone.

Confirmatory PCR tests will be provided to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms but tests negative, and anyone who doesn’t have symptoms but tests positive.