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COVID-19 information for students and employees

University Health Services continues to maintain disease surveillance for COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses to monitor trends and provide timely campus updates and guidance as needed.

Review the current CDC guidance about what to do if you are sick. Wear a high-quality mask if you need to be around others at home or in public.

  • If you experience upper respiratory symptoms, such as a cough, sore throat, or stuffy nose, stay home and test for COVID-19 using an at-home antigen test kit.
  • If you were exposed to COVID-19, follow CDC guidance following a COVID-19 exposure.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself from other members of your residence. Follow CDC guidance on isolation duration and testing.

Prevent disease spread

  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after using the restroom and before and after eating.
  • Wipe down surfaces often including door knobs, counter tops, and other high-contact locations.
  • Wear a high-quality mask while around others inside your home or indoors public spaces.

Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are no longer available on campus.
Visit a local pharmacy to receive your COVID-19 vaccine. 

All members of our campus community are encouraged to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. Vaccination is a highly effective way to prevent illness or limit the severity of illness. The FDA and CDC have approved and provided guidance for the updated COVID-19 vaccine. Students and employees who receive COVID-19 vaccination off campus are encouraged to upload their information to MyUHS.

Testing

Test for COVID-19 using an at-home antigen test and review the current CDC testing guidance.

  • Visit covid.gov/tests to order four free COVID tests through the mail.
  • Flowflex COVID-19 antigen tests are available for purchase at Badger Market (Union South and Memorial Union) for $6 per test.
  • Test kits are available for purchase at local pharmacies and retailers. Health insurers may cover the costs for antigen test kits. Check with your insurer for the most up-to-date information for your specific plan and confirm coverage before purchasing tests.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself from other members of your residence. Follow CDC guidance on isolation duration and testing.

 

When to seek care

If students have questions about recovering from home or when to seek care for symptoms, they are encouraged to call UHS at 608-265-5600 to speak with a nurse.

Students should seek emergency care if they experience any of the following serious symptoms:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

Questions?

Students

Call UHS at 608-265-5600 (option 1) or send a secure message to your provider in MyUHS.

Employees

Contact your primary care provider for questions about COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.