UWS On-Campus COVID-19 Testing Site To Close Over Holidays
The University of Wisconsin-Superior on-campus rapid-results COVID-19 testing site announced they will be closed over the upcoming holiday season, but will once again be available immediately thereafter.
The COVID-19 temporary testing site will be closed beginning Wednesday, December 23, with testing resuming Monday, January 4 during normal testing hours. Testing hours are Monday - Friday between 2:00pm and 6:00pm Masks are mandatory for everyone in attendance.
The site, which opened Monday, November 9, is located in the Mertz Mortorelli Gymnasium in the Marcovich Wellness Center. It 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 are being 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.
While testing is free, registration is required and can be done online. Please click here to register online to get a free rapid-results COVID-19 test. You'll first be asked to create a free account, which you'll also ultimately use to retrieve your results through the same website.
The physical address of the testing site is 1810 Catlin Avenue in Superior and all participants are asked to please park on Mortorelli Drive or Parking Lot 4 and enter through the gymnasium doors.
Health officials remind the public that those experiencing emergency warning signs of COVID-19 should call 911 or seek emergency medical care immediately. Those symptoms include:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Please do not hesitate to contact your medical provider for any symptoms that are of concern to you.