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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations


Scheduling your free COVID-19 test

Anyone 5 years and older can get a free COVID-19 test at UW-Whitewater. A rapid antigen test is provided, and a PCR test is administered to anyone who tests positive with the antigen test for added verification. Choose your category below for information on how to sign up.

Whitewater campus

Monday through Thursday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Thursday, Nov. 25)Friday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Friday, Nov. 26)

Free parking is available in lot 4, with overflow in lots 18 and 19

  1. Schedule your test in advance (required) at wihealthconnect.com.
  2. Go to the testing location and check in for your scheduled test. Remember to bring your UW-Whitewater HawkCard (required) with you and swipe it at the testing location for records purposes.
  3. You do not have to wait on site for your result. You will receive an email notification when your test result is ready. Log in to your online account at portal.uww.vivi.healthcare to view the result.
  4. If you test positive, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu. Employees and students living off campus should return home to isolate. Students living on campus can isolate in Clem Hall or choose to go home for their isolation period.

For students who need to see a healthcare provider due to symptoms they are experiencing, UHCS is open, but will not be doing walk-in COVID-19 testing.

  • 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday in Ambrose Health Center

 

Rock County campus

Mondays and Tuesdays
Lower Level of Allen Hall, Rooms AH16 and AH17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  1. Schedule your test in advance (required) at wihealthconnect.com.
  2. Go to the testing location and check in for your scheduled test. Remember to bring your UW-Whitewater HawkCard (required) with you and swipe it at the testing location for records purposes.
  3. You do not have to wait on site for your result. You will receive an email notification when your test result is ready. Log in to your online account at portal.uwwrc.vivi.healthcare to view the result.
  4. If you test positive, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu. Employees and students living off campus should return home to isolate. Students living on campus can isolate in Clem Hall or choose to go home for their isolation period.

Have questions about testing? Contact the COVID-19 hotline at 262-472-1362 or  covid19info@uww.edu.

Whitewater campus

Monday through Thursday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Thursday, Nov. 25)Friday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Friday, Nov. 26)

Free parking is available in lot 4, with overflow in lots 18 and 19

  1. Schedule your test in advance (required) at wihealthconnect.com.
  2. Go to the testing location and check in for your scheduled test. Remember to bring your UW-Whitewater HawkCard (required) with you and swipe it at the testing location for records purposes.
  3. You do not have to wait on site for your result. You will receive an email notification when your test result is ready. Log in to your online account at portal.uww.vivi.healthcare to view the result.
  4. If you test positive, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu. Employees and students living off campus should return home to isolate. Students living on campus can isolate in Clem Hall or choose to go home for their isolation period.

 

Rock County campus

Mondays and Tuesdays
Lower Level of Allen Hall, Rooms AH16 and AH17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  1. Schedule your test in advance (required) at wihealthconnect.com.
  2. Go to the testing location and check in for your scheduled test. Remember to bring your UW-Whitewater HawkCard (required) with you and swipe it at the testing location for records purposes.
  3. You do not have to wait on site for your result. You will receive an email notification when your test result is ready. Log in to your online account at portal.uwwrc.vivi.healthcare to view the result.
  4. If you test positive, contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362 or covid19info@uww.edu. Employees and students living off campus should return home to isolate. Students living on campus can isolate in Clem Hall or choose to go home for their isolation period.

Have questions about testing? Contact the COVID-19 hotline at 262-472-1362 or  covid19info@uww.edu.

Free, fast COVID-19 tests available to anyone 5 years or older

To receive a rapid-results test – available in about 15 minutes – register first at wihealthconnect.com. Those who test positive through the rapid-results test are urged to get a confirmatory PCR test.

Individuals do not have to be experiencing symptoms or be a close contact of someone with COVID-19 to get a test, nor do they need to live in the community where the testing site is located.

Whitewater campus

Monday through Thursday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Thursday, Nov. 25)Friday, Esker Hall, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Friday, Nov. 26)
Free parking is available in lot 4, with overflow in lots 18 and 19

 

Rock County campus

Mondays and Tuesdays
Lower Level of Allen Hall, Rooms AH16 and AH17
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Additional sites

    Community members who wish to get tested can also consult the COVID-19 Community Testing Site page on the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website. That page currently lists testing sites across the state, including those in Walworth, Jefferson and Rock counties.

    Getting vaccinated for COVID-19

    UW System and UW-Whitewater are not mandating vaccinations for students or employees at this time. However, vaccination is strongly encouraged as the best means to protect the health of students, faculty and staff.

    Community Engagement Center

    The Walworth County health department will be hosting a free vaccine clinic at the UW-Whitewater Community Engagement Center every Thursday through Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1260 W. Main St. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment necessary.

    Pfizer (12 years of age and older) and Johnson & Johnson (18 years of age and older) vaccines are available while supplies last. First, second and booster doses will be offered for those eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

    Education staff are now eligible for the Pfizer booster shot. It must be six months since your second dose. Read more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

    Other vaccination options

    Visit vaccines.gov to find a location near you, and then select the preferred location for more information, including help in making an appointment.

    Students, faculty and staff: please submit a copy of your  Wisconsin immunization record or vaccination card in any of the following ways:

    • Submit it online at https://my.uww.edu/Vaccination/
    • Bring the copy to the COVID-19 office, located in the UW-Whitewater Police Department at Goodhue Hall.
    • Fax it to 262-472-5746.
    • Mail it to UW-Whitewater Police Department, 790 W. Starin Rd. Whitewater, Wisconsin, 53190.

    If you begin to feel COVID-19 symptoms, you are expected to have yourself tested to ensure the safety of others and assist in the national evaluation of the vaccine.

    Submit your remote status at https://my.uww.edu/vaccination/

    It can take up to four working days to update your vaccination record status due to verification process.

    If you previously submitted your vaccination card as verification but were denied, please resubmit your card.

    If you are unsure if your vaccination record was successfully submitted and accepted, you can visit  https://my.uww.edu/Vaccination/. If successful, your status should read "verified."

    If you receive a server error message, please first try emptying your cache and browser history. If you continue to have an issue, please contact the COVID-19 Hotline at 262-472-1362.

    Win $7,000 scholarships

    UW System has announced that COVID-19-vaccinated students who attend universities that achieve at least 70 percent vaccination rates by Oct. 31 (newly extended deadline) will be eligible to win one of 70 scholarships valued at $7,000 each. UW-Whitewater has achieved this mark, Warhawks! So, get vaccinated if you are able, and submit your proof of vaccination by Oct. 31 to be eligible to win.

    Win $500 awards

    In addition to the scholarships, vaccinated students can win $500 awards through a weekly drawing. Funding for the drawing is made possible by donations to the UW-Whitewater Foundation to support our students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In order to be eligible to win these incentives, a UW-Whitewater student must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and have submitted proof of vaccination to UW-Whitewater.

    $100 State of Wisconsin incentive

    In addition to the above incentives, the  Wisconsin Department of Health Services is giving a $100 Visa Gift Card to Wisconsin residents ages 12 and older who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin vaccination provider from August 20 through September 19. Everyone who is eligible to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine is eligible to receive this gift card, regardless of insurance, ID, or citizenship. Learn more:  https://100.wisconsin.gov/

    More incentives

    Want first choice on your residence hall? 
    Students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and reported their record to UW-Whitewater will be entered into a raffle to get their first choice of residence hall for Fall 2022. Two students will be randomly selected and awarded “first assignment rights” for university housing. Submit your vaccination record by Oct. 31 for a chance to win. Already submitted your record? You’re all set! Winners will be chosen later this fall. Please note, there is no financial award associated with this prize, and students must be enrolled for the 2022-23 academic year and have a housing contract for 2022-23 to be eligible.

    About COVID-19 Testing at UW-Whitewater

    Questions about testing on campus?

    Call the COVID-19 hotline at 262-472-1362 or email covid19info@uww.edu. The COVID-19 Office, which monitors the hotline phone and email, is staffed in person from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. However, you may call or email 24 hours a day, and your message will be returned as soon as practicable.

    Doing our part

    Testing is made possible due to a partnership with UW System and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.