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UWEC Antigen Testing Protocols

Guidelines for all unvaccinated students, faculty and staff

See below for the latest guidelines for all unvaccinated students, faculty and staff.

Please note: Vaccinated students, faculty and staff are also welcome to partake in antigen testing at this time. 

UWEC students, faculty and staff

On-campus, unvaccinated UWEC students

All students living in university housing (includes on-campus residence halls, Haymarket Landing, Aspenson Mogensen, Priory Hall) during the fall semester are required to take an antigen test once a week. The weekly testing requirement remains in place until the student is fully vaccinated and uploads their vaccine record. 

Off-campus, unvaccinated UWEC students

Students who have not been vaccinated, live in an off-campus residence and are enrolled in the fall semester are required to take an antigen test once a week. The weekly testing requirement remains in place until the student is fully vaccinated and uploads their vaccine record. 

Unvaccinated UWEC faculty and staff

Employees who have not been vaccinated are required to take an antigen test once a week. The weekly testing requirement remains in place until an employee is fully vaccinated and uploads their vaccine record. 

Testing information

Location

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

Testing dates and times
Type of test

Binax Antigen, with follow-up PCR testing as needed.

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

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

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must contact Student Health Service at 715-836-5075 to schedule a PCR testing appointment. Students should not go to Hilltop Lookout or Student Health Service if they are experiencing symptoms, rather they must call in advance to make an appointment. This is an important point for everyone’s safety.

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

UWECBC Students, faculty and staff

Unvaccinated UWECBC students

Students who have not been vaccinated and are enrolled in the fall semester are required to take an antigen test once a week. The weekly testing requirement remains in place until the student is fully vaccinated and uploads their vaccine record. 

Unvaccinated UWECBC faculty and staff

Employees who have not been vaccinated are required to take an antigen test once a week. The weekly testing requirement remains in place until an employee is fully vaccinated and uploads their vaccine record.

Testing information

Location

UWEC-Barron County Student Center: Room 403, 1800 College Drive, Rice Lake, WI 54868

Testing dates and times

9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Type of test

Binax Antigen, with follow-up PCR testing as needed.

Registration

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

Register for antigen testing

Test results

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

Appointment details

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 isolate

If you’ve been instructed to separate yourself from other people in your home, also called “isolation,” you will need to know when it is safe to stop your isolation.

If you are waiting for a second (confirmatory) test result:

You must isolate until you receive your second test result, which may take 3-4 days.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19:

After being diagnosed with COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms, you will need to isolate and self-monitor until you are no longer able to spread COVID-19 to others.

Common questions regarding isolation:

Home isolation is over when:

  1. You have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without using medicine that reduces fevers.
  2. Your other symptoms have improved for at least 24 hours.
  3. At least 10 days have passed since you first had symptoms.

You should still stay isolated for at least 10 days after you were tested.

You can spread COVID-19 to others beginning two days before your symptoms start until a few days after you recover. Even if you never develop any symptoms, you may be able to spread COVID-19 to others.