Editor’s note: The following information was provided by UW-Whitewater.
Free, fast COVID-19 tests available to anyone 5 years or older
To receive a rapid-results test – available in about 15 minutes – register first at doineedacovid19test.com or call 1-800-635-8611. Those who test positive through the rapid-results test are urged to get a confirmatory PCR test. Banner notes: 1) The test is self-administered with a nasal swab. It is only slightly uncomfortable. 2) The PCR test is also available at the UW-W testing site, and those with symptoms are encouraged to return for that test even if their rapid test is negative. It takes several days to get the result for the PCR test.
Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms or be a close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in the community where the testing site is located.
Williams Center, 907 Schwager Drive, second floor, adjacent to Sideline Café
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
Free parking is available in lot 11
Rock County campus
Lower Level of Allen Hall, Rooms AH16 and AH17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays
(No testing available Monday, Sept. 6, Labor Day)
Community members who wish to get tested can also consult the COVID-19 Community Testing Site page on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. That page currently lists testing sites across the state, including those in Walworth, Jefferson and Rock counties.