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Testing Requirements for Unvaccinated Students and Employees

Effective August 30th, any unvaccinated student or employee is required to test weekly (every 8 days) on campus. The test is a self-administered nasal swab. Last week, affected employees were notified via email if they will need to test weekly. The email came from campus Office Of Human Resources, not University Housing.

  • Employees and students who are vaccinated but have not shared their proof of vaccine with campus will also be required to test weekly on campus.
  • Fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to test. Fully vaccinated is defined as being 14 days past your final dose.
  • Employees who have an approved remote work agreement and are working 100% remotely will be exempt from the testing requirement because they are not working on campus. If you believe you fall into this category, you must complete the exemption form that was in the email sent on Tuesday, August 31st.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you will be exempt from testing for 90 days from the date your sample was collected at a testing location. If your test was done off-campus, you must submit the positive result via the MyUHS app or website to become exempt. After 90 days, if the campus testing requirement remains in effect, you must resume testing due to your potential to be re-infected with COVID-19. Vaccination provides the longest lasting protection against COVID-19.

For more information, please review the Chancellor’s announcement and the UW-Madison COVID-19 Response website.