UW System COVID-19 testing sites extend operations into spring
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- University of Wisconsin System's community COVID-19 surge testing sites will extend operations into spring at UW System campuses.
President Tommy Thompson made the announcement Monday, Jan. 25.
Most of the 22 surge testing sites were scheduled to close, however, an additional 140,000 tests will be used across Wisconsin the coming weeks.
The extension of the community tests begin Monday at UW Oshkosh and will launch at other sites in the coming days. Not all original sites will continue surge testing. University's set up surge testing sites last fall and began testing in early November.
“We thank the federal government for their confidence in us, and we’re pleased that our university sites can continue to be used in the fight against this insidious disease,” President Thompson said. “Where there’s a problem, I want the UW System here to help.”
Those interested in receiving a rapid-result test should register here or call 1-800-635-8611.