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. 

The following is the list of extended surge testing sites and the date testing starts again:

UW-Eau Claire: Zorn Arena

121 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire, WI 54701

Tuesday, Feb. 2


UW-Eau Claire -- Barron County: Gymnasium

1800 College Dr., Rice Lake, WI 54868

Tuesday, Feb. 2


UW-Green Bay: Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

2450 Weidner Center Dr., Green Bay, WI 54311

Wednesday, Jan. 27

UW-La Crosse: Cartwright Center

1741 State St., 3rd Floor, La Crosse, WI 54601

Monday, Feb. 1


UW Oshkosh: Culver Family Welcome Center

625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901

Monday, Jan. 25


UW-Parkside: Tallent Hall

900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI  53144

Wednesday, Jan. 27


UW-River Falls: Hoffman Park Storm Shelter

547 Hanson Dr., River Falls, WI 54022

Tuesday, Feb. 2


UW-Stevens Point: Dreyfus University Center

1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, WI 54481

Wednesday, Feb. 3


UW-Stevens Point Marshfield

2000 W 5th St., Marshfield, WI 54449

Tuesday, Feb. 2


UW-Stevens Point Wausau

608 S 7th Ave, Wausau, WI 54401

Monday, Feb. 1

UW-Stout: Sports & Fitness Center

220 13th Ave. E, Menomonie, WI 54751

Monday, Feb. 1


UW-Whitewater: Community Engagement Center

1260 W Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190

Monday, Feb. 1

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