Dear UW-Green Bay students,
UW System and UW-Green Bay announced today that we will host a drive-up rapid COVID-19 testing site on the Green Bay Campus beginning next Monday, Nov. 9. Please note that this does not alter the testing site or procedure for on-campus residents. Residential students should continue weekly mandatory surveillance testing at the Kress Events Center Turf Gym.
It does give all students who have not been coming to the Green Bay Campus regularly, an opportunity to test for COVID-19 for free, and quickly. Test results typically take about 15 minutes. UW-Green Bay students who do not live on campus are welcome to test at the Kress Center or use the new drive-up option. The drive-up testing area will be held near UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center, which allows easy access and traffic flow from Nicolet Drive. Testing will be available to anyone age 5-and-older at no cost, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, by appointment at DOINeedACovid19Test.com. This is a national program and administrators are working to make the registration link for the UW-Green Bay testing site “live” sometime today. Please keep checking the DOINeedACovid19Test.com to make an appointment.
Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms nor have close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in the Green Bay community. We encourage students from all locations to get tested. The state Department of Health Services will be supplying an additional 30,000 PCR tests as part of the effort. Individuals who test negative using the BinaxNOW test but also are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or who test positive but do not have symptoms are urged to get a confirmatory PCR test at the testing site.
We need to do everything we can to slow the spread of the pandemic. We know that those 30-and-under tend to be less symptomatic but can easily spread COVID-19 to more vulnerable populations. This is an opportunity for the Phoenix family to take a leadership role in helping that happen. Please consider getting tested, and encourage anyone in your household, your neighbors, or anyone else in your circle to do the same. Please forward this letter and share the information on social media. The goal is to stop the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 in our region.
Thank you for helping to keep yourself and all those around you safe.