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COVID-19 Testing

**All unvaccinated students and employees are required to be tested every other week.**

 If unvaccinated, showing symptoms or named a close contact, follow this COVID-19 Testing Protocol Flow Chart.

Free antigen (screening) tests for students, employees and community members:

For students:

Student Health Service - by appointment: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Call 715-346-4646 to talk with a nurse and schedule an appt. We will see students with COVID symptoms and those identified as close contacts for testing. 

For students, employees and community members:

Antigen testing is available on the following days, times and locations. Please register for testing using the links for each location.

  • Stevens Point – Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. through the end of September.  Science Building, Room C124, 2001 Fourth Ave, Stevens Point, Schedule testing at https://covidappt.uwsp.edu/point

  • Marshfield – Mondays, 8 a.m. to noon, physical education building, 2000 W. 5th St.,Schedule testing at https://covidappt.uwsp.edu/marshfield

  • Wausau – Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., art building, 620 S. 7th Ave. Schedule testing at https://covidappt.uwsp.edu/wausau

Please wear a mask while on campus and at the testing site. Results will be given at the site after 10-15 minutes.

Students and employees, please note:

A UW System directive requires testing for students and employees on any UW-Stevens Point campus. UW campuses have been leaders in efforts to contain and combat COVID-19, as part of a national initiative. Regular testing is key to identifying the coronavirus early and slowing the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Testing continues to be required every two weeks for students -- those who live on and off campus -- and on-campus employees who are not fully vaccinated and exempt from testing
  • Bring ID: Bring your employee or student identification (PointCard). If you don't have a card or know your number, employees may check the Employee Self Reporting System. Go to Personnel and Payroll in My Point to retrieve your UWSP ID number. (This is different than your HRS employee ID number.) Bring it with you, along with a driver's license or other ID. If you don't have a PointCard, get one here.

Parking

  • Stevens Point: Employees and students may park in meter parking in Lot D for 30 minutes during the testing. The 30-minute time frame will be enforced to allow enough parking for all participants.
  • Marshfield: Park in south lot by the marauder statue. Enter the PE door.
  • Wausau: Temporary parking is available in lots D, E or F. Enter south entrance (608-B) of fieldhouse.

Paid time: Employees will be paid for the time needed to do mandatory testing. Supervisors, please work with employees on scheduling.

Test: This antigen test is a quick nasal swab. Results take 15 minutes to process; please stay for the result. If the antigen test is positive, a PCR test will be conducted on site. Anyone who has an PCR test must isolate while awaiting those results, which take 3-5 days.

You are exempt from testing for 90-days after your positive test. You are also exempt from testing if you submit your immunization records once you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (see below).

Symptoms: If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do no come to campus or the testing site. Stevens Point students, contact Student Health Service. Employees, contact your health care provider or seek testing at a community testing site.

Reporting: If positive, please complete the COVID-19 reporting form. Employees should notify their supervisors. Students who test positive should submit their test results to hlthsv@uwsp.edu.

TESTING EXEMPTION:

Students and employees who are fully vaccinated may request an exemption from COVID-19 testing. 

To be exempted from testing, submit your immunization record through a secure online portal: https://www.uwsp.edu/C19TestingExemption. Do this two weeks after your vaccine series is completed. 

You may submit a scan of your vaccination record, either from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry or your COVID-19 vaccine card. You are exempt when you receive confirmation of exemption via email from the COVID-19 Hotline. Those unable to use the online option may contact the COVID-19 Hotline to discuss other arrangements. Email or call the hotline at 715-346-2619. (Do NOT email a copy of your vaccine record.) 

PCR (diagnostic) tests for students and community members who are symptomatic

For students:

  • Student Health Service - by appointment: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Call 715-346-4646 to talk with a nurse and schedule an appt. We will see students with COVID symptoms and those identified as close contacts for testing. 

  • Also available - call a medical hotline for COVID-19 information.
    • Marshfield Clinic COVID-19 Helpline (24/7) 1-877-998-0880
    • Ascension COVID-19 Hotline (24/7) 1-833-981-0711
    • Aspirus COVID-19 Hotline (Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.) 1-844-568-0701

  • These local medical providers are available after-hours.

For community members

Free PCR testing for symptomatic state residents is offered in communities around the state on select days. For the most current list of testing locations, see a list for statewide testing locations.

Free testing at these sites is open to all Wisconsin residents 5 years and older who have been notified that they are a close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (and is 5-7 days after their contact with them) or who are experiencing at least one of these symptoms: fever, cough, loss of taste/smell, shortness of breath, sore throat, fatigue, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, chills or muscle aches.

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