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UWEC Antigen Testing Protocols

Guidelines for students, faculty and staff

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Note: All testing protocols are subject to change based on collaboration of UW System Administration, Public Health, and the University.

Vaccinated or unvaccinated students and employees are welcome to partake in antigen testing as they wish. There are no testing requirements at this time.

Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should go to Hilltop Lounge to get tested. Employees who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider.

Testing details

UWEC Students, faculty and staff

Location

Hilltop Lounge: 15 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Testing dates and times
Type of test

Binax Antigen, with follow-up PCR testing for students.

Registration

Registration is required. Please sign up for an appointment here: UWEC.vivi.healthcare (select "University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire" button).

Register for antigen testing

Privacy Notice/Consent Form

Test results

Visit portal.uwec.vivi.healthcare to view your antigen/PCR test results. 

Appointment details
COVID Testing and Vaccine Parking Sign. Sign says: 30-Minute COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Parking. Monday-Friday. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Parking information

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Parking Map

UWECBC Students, faculty and staff

Testing information 

Please view local testing locations at: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/community-testing.htm

At-home test kits will be made available to UWECBC students, faculty and staff (while supplies exist).

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should contact their health care provider.  

Marshfield students

Marshfield students are to use existing testing services.

Understanding your rapid antigen test results

To best understand what your rapid antigen test results mean, you must first determine if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.  

These include: 

If you have:

If you do not have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is negative:

You most likely do not have COVID-19 at this time. This test did not detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, when your specimen was collected.

However, you still may be an asymptomatic carrier or acquire the virus later. If you are a close contact of someone with COVID, you need to complete your quarantine. If you are not in quarantine, continue physical distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands frequently.

If you have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is negative:

You may still be infected with SARS-CoV-2. Get a confirmatory test today. PCR testing is located in the Alumni Room 350 Davies. Results may take up to four days.

While waiting for these results, isolate at home, monitor symptoms and stay in touch with your doctor. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

If you do not have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is positive:

Get a confirmatory test today. Results may take up to four days.

While waiting for these results, isolate at home, monitor symptoms and stay in touch with your doctor. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

You have symptoms, and your rapid antigen test result is positive:

You are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. You should isolate at home except to get medical care if your symptoms worsen.

Stay in touch with your doctor and monitor your symptoms. If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately. Isolation means that you do not go to work, school or public areas; remain in a separate room in your home and use a separate bathroom if possible; don’t share personal items; and follow all standard safety protocols.

Your rapid antigen test result is indeterminate:

There was an error with your test, and we need to repeat it. Please get retested.

If you've been told to quarantine or isolate:

Click here to learn more about UWEC's exposure, quarantine and isolation protocols.