What should a student do if they develop symptoms? Whom do they notify? What if it’s at night or on a weekend, will testing sites still be open?

  • If a student is in Madison and develops symptoms, they should contact University Health Services by phone before coming to the clinic. They should try to self-quarantine, practice good hygiene, sanitize high-touch or commonly used surfaces, and continue to monitor their symptoms until they can be evaluated by a provider for specific guidance.
  • If a student contacts UHS outside of normal business hours, they will be connected to the 24/7 nurse advice line.
  • Hours for our campus-based testing sites are being finalized and will be shared with students in the coming weeks. The Madison and Dane County public health office is also offering free testing. See information about days and hours of operation.
  • We encourage students to use the UW–Madison symptom tracker which will provide further guidance from UHS if they report symptoms.
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