Safer Badgers - Testing Eligibility and Information

How can I understand more about COVID-19 testing and eligibility on the UW-Madison campus?

Getting Tested

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is now performing its new rapid, saliva-based COVID-19 test.

All university faculty, staff and students participating in any on-campus activities are required to participate in the on-campus COVID-19 testing program. An effective testing program is a crucial part of minimizing the spread of COVID-19.


The test is free.


The test, and the app, are only available to current students, faculty and staff at UW-Madison who have active NetIDs.

Emeritus are not currently eligible to use the app. For more information, please see: Are emeritus faculty/staff expected to comply with the faculty/staff testing requirements?


A number of free on-campus COVID-19 walk-up testing locations are available.


If you have questions, please email the UW-Madison COVID-19 Assistance Line.


Additional Help

For more information on the COVID-19 measures on campus, please see COVID-19 Response.

For more information on Safer Badgers, please see Safer Badgers.

If you have questions, please email

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Keywords:testing eligibility retiree icard locations saferbadgers safer badger saferbadger covid covid-19 covid19 coronavirus pandemic   Doc ID:107323
Owner:Dana G.Group:Safer Badgers
Created:2020-11-19 18:57 CDTUpdated:2021-05-17 11:41 CDT
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