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 or call the UW-Madison COVID-19 Assistance Line.

Phone: (608) 262-7777


Monday - Friday: 8am-7pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8am- 4pm

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 further questions or concerns, please contact the UW-Madison COVID-19 Assistance Line at (608) 262-7777.

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