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The University of Wisconsin-Superior will serve as one of the first “surge testing” sites for a new rapid-results COVID-19 test available to the community.
The temporary testing site opened Nov. 9 in Mertz Mortorelli Gym in the Marcovich Wellness Center. This is a partnership between the UW System and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Abbott BinaxNOW antigen tests provide results in about 15 minutes, along with PCR confirmation tests for those who need them.
The testing site is open to Minnesota and Wisconsin residents 5 years of age or older, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. It is also available to UW-Superior students (residential and non-residential) and employees.
Advance registration is required and can be done at doineedacovid19test.com. Participants will also retrieve results by logging into this portal after receiving an email that informs them that their results are ready. A limited number of spots are available daily on a first come first served basis. Masks are required.
More information can also be found at uwsuper.edu/COVIDtest.