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.