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COVID-19 Testing

  • Neither symptomatic employees nor student may return to any campus building until testing has been completed or symptoms have abated.
  • Proof of a negative test prior to presence on a campus (“gating testing”) will not be required at this time. In the event of changes in local conditions or outbreak with the University, gating testing may be required prior to return to a campus.
  • Individuals who have a positive test will not be permitted to return to any campus location (with the exception of isolation units of residence life) until they receive medical clearance to do so.
  • Have questions about MyPrevea app used for scheduling student testing appointments? See FAQs.

Faculty/Staff

Symptomatic employees should contact their primary health care provider for testing. 
 
At-risk employees may obtain bi-weekly antigen testing through the Testing Center. At-risk employees are those who perform on campus work and engage in frequent face-to-face contact with members of the campus community; have direct and ongoing student contact; or provide essential services on a campus location, and/or are assigned to perform COVID-19 testing for members of the campus community.  Examples of at-risk positions include custodians, GBOSS employees, instructors providing face-to-face teaching and University Police.  Employees who are deemed “at risk of exposure” and desire to have a COVID-19 test can schedule a test through the MyPrevea App or through free, rapid Surge Testing while it lasts.
 

Non-residental students (all campuses)

Symptomatic

If you feel ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and/or if the daily assessment tool alerts you to take action, you should contact the Wellness Center at 920-465-2380 or sign on to MyPrevea.com to complete a self-triage assessment to better determine if testing is needed. Free symptomatic testing (PCR) for students will take place at the Prevea location nearest to you. All testing for those presenting symptoms needs to be pre-scheduled. Please refrain from visiting the Wellness Center or other Prevea locations without having scheduled an appointment and having received appropriate instructions on arrival time/location.
 
Nearest Prevea Location, by Campus

Green Bay Campus
The UW-Green Bay Wellness Center, In partnership with Prevea
2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay
Student Services, Room 1400
(920)465-2380

Marinette Campus
St. Clare Memorial Hospital
855 S. Main
Oconto Falls  54154
(920)846-3444

Manitowoc Campus
Prevea Manitowoc Health Center
4810 Expo Dr.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
(920)717-0800

Sheybogan Campus
Prevea Sheboygan Medical Office Building
3113 Saemann Ave.
Sheboygan, WI 53081
(920)496-4700

Asymptomatic

Non-residential students without symptoms may be participating in free, rapid Surge Testing, while it is available. 
 

Students with Face-to-Face Courses (Green Bay Campus)

Symptomatic

If you feel ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and/or if the daily assessment tool alerts you to take action, you should contact the Wellness Center at 920-465-2380 or sign on to MyPrevea.com to complete a self-triage assessment to better determine if testing is needed. Free symptomatic testing (PCR) for students will take place at the Prevea location nearest to you. All testing for those presenting symptoms needs to be pre-scheduled. Please refrain from visiting the Wellness Center or other Prevea locations without having scheduled an appointment and having received appropriate instructions on arrival time/location.
 

Asymptomatic

Antigen testing is available, but not mandatory, for those with in-person class on the Green Bay campus. Students attending class on campus may consider getting tested every two weeks. Use the MyPrevea app to schedule a time to test every two weeks, Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Fridays from 8 a.m. to Noon.

On the date of the antigen test, students should report to the Turf Gym (located in the Kress Events Center) 5 minutes prior to their appointment time. Upon entering the space, staff will direct students to a registration/waiting area where a Student ID will be needed for check-in. Students will meet briefly with a testing staff member who will quickly perform a nasal swab, and direct the student to exit the testing space via a separate egress point. Testing results will be shared via the student’s MyPrevea account within 48 hours of the sample collection process.
 
For students who test positive to an antigen test, they will be referred to the Wellness Center for a PCR test, and will be asked to quarantine until results are known. PCR test results are normally processed within 72 hours.

Additionally, any asymptomatic students may utilize free, rapid Surge Testing while it is available.
 

Students Living in Residence Life (Green Bay Campus)

Symptomatic (displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19)
If you feel ill with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and/or if the daily assessment tool alerts you to take action, you should contact the Wellness Center at 920-465-2380 or sign on to MyPrevea.com to complete a self-triage assessment to better determine if testing is needed. Symptomatic testing (PCR) will take place in office spaces just outside the Wellness Center, located in Student Services #1400. All testing for those presenting symptoms needs to be pre-scheduled. Please refrain from visiting the Wellness Center without having scheduled an appointment and having received appropriate instructions on arrival time/location.
 
*Any student who seeks testing outside of the UW-Green Bay Wellness Center should use their Green Bay campus address. This will allow the University to work closely with the appropriate Health Department to maintain a safe campus community.
 
Asymptomatic (absence of identifiable symptoms related to COVID-19)
Students living in campus housing will be required to be antigen tested every two weeks during the fall semester. These tests are designed to get a faster result, and to help determine if a PCR test is needed to confirm positivity. Both types of tests (PCR and antigen) involve a simple swab being inserted into the nose.
 
Email notifications will be sent identifying 3-4 residence halls/apartment buildings per day (M-Th) for antigen testing. Once notified of their date of testing, residents will be asked to visit MyPrevea.com or the MyPrevea app in order to establish an actual appointment time. Halls/buildings will always be tested on the same day of the week. Once an appointment is established, reminders will be issued the day prior to the appointment to assist with attendance. Emails will be sent every 2 weeks to remind students to schedule their next appointment. Students who either do not schedule an appointment or fail to attend an appointment will be contacted by University staff.
 
On the date of the antigen test, students should report to the Turf Gym (located in the Kress Events Center) 5 minutes prior to their appointment time. Upon entering the space, staff will direct students to a registration/waiting area where a Student ID will be needed for check-in. Students will meet briefly with a testing staff member who will quickly perform a nasal swab, and direct the student to exit the testing space via a separate egress point. Testing results will be shared via the student’s MyPrevea account within 48 hours of the sample collection process.
 
For students who test positive to an antigen test, they will be referred to the Wellness Center for a PCR test, and will be asked to quarantine until results are known. PCR test results are normally processed within 72 hours. Students are free to return home to await test results OR can opt to quarantine in campus housing. For those choosing the latter, Residence Life staff will work to temporarily relocate residents, as needed, into housing that has been held for this purpose. Students moved to quarantine housing will have all basic needs met, including but not limited to meals and academic accommodations.
 
When a residential student tests positive to a PCR test, they will need to decide if they would like to return home for the 10-14 day isolation period or if they would like to reside on campus in isolation housing. Students opting to isolate on campus will receive additional information for how to temporarily relocate, how to access accommodations and what to expect in regard to UW-Green Bay daily staff outreach.
 
Please be aware that antigen testing will be mandatory for all housing residents and staff. Failure to follow the testing schedule and/or compliance with follow-up care could result in initiation of the university conduct process. If you have questions about the testing process, this communication or anything related to COVID-19, you can reach out to the Office of COVID-19 Response at covidresponse@uwgb.edu or by calling 920-465-5060. All housing-specific questions should be directed to the Office of Residence Life at housing@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2040.