Third-shift FP&M employees,
As you may be aware, at-home antigen test kits are available to all UW-Madison employees and students at no cost, with a limit of one test kit per person per week.
Why this test is being offered
This semester, in response to the omicron variant of COVID-19, UW–Madison is offering a greater variety and a larger quantity of tests than last semester, at no cost to students and employees.
Picking up antigen test kits
Antigen test kits are available at no cost with a valid Wiscard. Pickup is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m at the Campus and Community Information Desk in the Memorial Union on Mondays and Fridays and at the Campus and Community Information Desk in Union South from Tuesday through Thursday.
Because most third-shift employees are not on campus during test kit pick-up times, supervisors have been asked to distribute test kits to employees who request them, as they are available.
Test kits are intended for personal use and limited to one per employee per calendar week, supplies permitting.
Antigen testing does not replace required weekly PCR testing
Antigen testing is not required. We encourage antigen testing as a tool for everyone to use, but unvaccinated members of campus should pursue weekly PCR testing to remain compliant. Read more about PCR testing at go.wisc.edu/pcr-testing.
Or, you can be exempted from weekly testing by getting vaccinated. Vaccinations remain a safe, effective and free way to ensure personal safety and greatly reduce the risk of severe illness for many members of our community. Vaccines and boosters are available free of charge on campus, or if you were vaccinated off-campus, you can let UHS know. Learn more at go.wisc.edu/covid-19-vaccines.
More information is available at covidresponse.wisc.edu.