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UW-Madison expects COVID-19 testing for all students before the start of the semester

UW-Madison expects COVID-19 testing for all students before the start of the semester

MADISON, Wisconsin (WMTV) — UW-Madison announced Thursday that they expect all students who have not had a positive PCR test in the past 90 days to get tested before coming to campus.

However, the announcement does not state that students must report their tests or results.

The university recommends at-home antigen testing, which it says produces faster results and is more readily available than PCR tests.

UW-Madison is asking students to complete two COVID-19 tests, one before returning to Dane County and one after arriving.

Antigen testing will be provided for students living in a residence building in their room building when they move into residence.

Off-campus students can access free home antigen testing with a valid Wiscard. These tests may include: fetched from Memorial Union or Union South.

Specific test information for students living on and off campus can be found here.

The UW announcement also stated that if students have symptoms or have recently tested positive and are still in their isolation period, they should postpone their return to campus.

UW-Madison continues to encourage students to get their booster vaccine, but it doesn’t require it like other schools like Beloit College. Appointments can be scheduled on campus via MyUHS here.

Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 with a PCR test in the past 90 days are not required to follow the guidelines for COVID-19 testing.

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