Free COVID testing at UWSP to end Jan. 22

Metro Wire Staff

The free rapid-results COVID-19 tests offered to the community at the three University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campuses will end Friday, Jan. 22.

Since the testing began on Nov. 9, more than 8,800 people have been screened at Stevens Point, Wausau, and Marshfield campuses. UWSP partnered with all University of Wisconsin System institutions and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to make the screening test available.

“This free service is meeting a need in our communities, providing a quick, convenient way to identify people who may have the novel coronavirus in order to slow the spread,” said Tony Babl, University Police chief and testing site coordinator.

Testing continues to be available through Jan. 22 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with the following weekly rotation:

Mondays and Thursdays: UWSP at Wausau fieldhouse at South 7th and Garfield avenues – park in Lots D, E, F or on the street.
Tuesdays: UWSP at Marshfield fieldhouse – park in the south lot by the marauder statue. Enter the PE door.
Wednesdays and Fridays: UW-Stevens Point, Champions Hall (fieldhouse) Multi-Activity Center – park in Lot F West at Fourth Avenue and Isadore Street. Enter through Door #9 from the west lot.
Advance registration is required at www.doineedacovid19test.com.

Testing is available at no cost to anyone ages 5 and older. Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms or be considered 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.

For questions, please contact the COVID Hotline at [email protected] or 715-346-2619.

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