November 9, 2020

UW-Superior opens free COVID-19 testing site on campus

The testing site is open to Minnesota and Wisconsin residents 5 years of age or older, as well as UW-Superior students and employees.

The University of Wisconsin-Superior, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the UW System, will serve as one of the first “surge testing” sites for a new rapid-results COVID-19 test available to the community.

“The addition of this testing site is in response to the increasing number of cases in our region, and we are pleased to take this leadership role,” said Chancellor Renée Wachter.

The temporary testing site is located in Mertz Mortorelli Gym in the Marcovich Wellness Center, and is scheduled to begin operating Monday, November 9. This is a partnership between UW System and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Abbott BinaxNOW antigen tests that provide a result in about 15 minutes will be used, along with PCR confirmation tests for those who need them.

The testing site is open to Minnesota and Wisconsin residents 5 years of age or older, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It also available to UW-Superior students (residential and non-residential) and employees.

Registration is required and can be done at doineedacovid19test.com. Participants will also retrieve results by logging into this portal after receiving an email that informs them that their results are ready. A limited number of spots are available daily on a first come first served basis. Masks are required.

More information can also be found at uwsuper.edu/COVIDtest.

In a message sent to UW-Superior employees, Wachter said, “I am so grateful to everyone who has stepped up to make this happen in such a short time. Your efforts will undoubtedly save lives and help our community weather this difficult time.”

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