UW System's COVID-19 'surge testing' sites extended until mid-January

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) --- University of Wisconsin System announced its COVID-19 "surge testing" sites will extend operations until mid-January.

President Tommy Thompson announced the extension Monday, Dec. 28.

Free rapid-response COVID-19 testing is made available to community members, students and employees at sites across Wisconsin located on or near UW system university campuses, according to a news release. The sites have administered over 166,000 tests since early November.

System officials originally estimated the sites would operate for six weeks or through mid-December. Due to added support from the United States Department of Health and Human services, surge testing will continue until mid-January, officials say. 

People who are interested should register here or call 1-800-653-8611. Those who test positive are urged to get a confirmatory PCR test.

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