UWM sets new hours, times for rapid-results COVID tests

NOW: UWM sets new hours, times for rapid-results COVID tests


Updated: 4:14 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- New hours and times have been set for the free, rapid-results COVID-19 testing at UWM's three campuses.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 16, all testing for community members age 5 and older will be done between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., according to the university.

The hours of 9-10 a.m. will be reserved for UWM employees. 

Testing will be done Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at UWM’s Milwaukee campus.

Testing will be at the Washington County campus on Wednesdays and Waukesha on most Thursdays.

On Thursday, Dec. 17, testing will be done in Milwaukee, and on Friday, Dec. 18, testing will be done in Waukesha.

A complete list of testing dates and times is available on UWM's COVID-19 website.

To make an appointment, click here


Posted: 5:20 a.m. on Nov. 10, 2020

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Beginning on Tuesday, November 10, rapid COVID-19 testing is available on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus.

The rapid tests will be able to provide results within 15 minutes and will be done inside the UWM Student Union.

Testing started at 9 a.m. and is free, but people must register in advance. It’s part of a six-week federal effort for surge testing. In total, 250,000 tests will be available.

While health experts say the rapid tests are not as accurate as the others, they are still backed by the medical community.

UWM expects to test as many as 1,500 people per day at its BinaxNOW testing site in the UWM Student Union, starting Tuesday, Nov. 10, and continuing on weekdays through mid-December. Tests will be offered at UWM at Waukesha and UWM at Washington County on Nov. 18, 19 and 25 and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 18. There will be no testing at the Milwaukee campus on those dates.

Participants can register for a free test online. They will go to the testing site, administer the test and wait for results that they will retrieve by logging into the same website via their smartphone. There will be a computer terminal available for those without access to a phone. If they need a confirmatory PCR test, it will be done immediately at the same location, with results available in about four days.

More information can be found on UWM's website

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