Free COVID-19 antigen testing now open for all students
I’m sending you this message to urge you to sign up for antigen testing, one of the important ways we can identify students who have COVID-19 and stop the spread of the virus on our campuses. We originally opened this opportunity to residence hall students, but now all students can (and should) take part.
Antigen testing is FREE. It is especially helpful because it identifies COVID-19 even in people who do not have symptoms. The test consists of a front nasal swab and is offered at University Health and Counseling Services. Results come back the same day. We posted a video of a student getting a test at Ambrose Health Center—feel free to view this so you understand how the test is conducted.
You can make an appointment at uww.edu/uhcs. Attached to this email are easy directions for scheduling your appointment online.
In order for the university to keep in-person classes, it is urgent that you participate in antigen testing, and encourage other students to do so, as a way to help our community prevent further spread of infection.
We’re in this together, Warhawks. We want to be here for you and not need to go fully remote before Nov. 20. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and everyone safe.
Please make an appointment for yourself and accept any invitations we send you for antigen testing.
Dr. Greg Cook