Updated: February 15, 2021 10:24 PM
Created: February 15, 2021 05:25 PM
The University of Wisconsin-Superior’s COVID-19 community testing site has reopened after closing down in January.
“The Wisconsin Department of Health Services completed an assessment of testing facilities statewide,” said Harry Anderson, Dean of Students. “Based on their findings and our proven ability to conduct mass testing in a safe, efficient and friendly environment, DHS requested that we reopen our COVID-19 community testing site. We are honored to continue serving our community in this capacity and to help the state meet its COVID-19 testing needs.”
The site is still conducting the same test it did previously, a self-administered nasal swabs that shows results in about 15 minutes, but the exact location of tests has changed.
The tests are no longer held in Mortorelli Gym in the Marcovich Wellness Center, but instead a smaller room in the same building. This scaled back location reflects a scaled back demand for tests in general.
“Well I think that we're all hoping that there's a light at the end of the tunnel and soon that these testing facilities won't be necessary, but in the meantime we're here to serve the community and we're more than happy to do so," said Jordan Milan, a spokesperson of UW-Superior.
The community is also happy to once again have this option for testing
“I've been here several times, it is very convenient, it is very fast, and the results are 15 minutes!" said Colette Pekkala of South Range who also voiced her excitement to once again have this testing option.
The tests are free and open to anyone over the age of 5 whether they are symptomatic or not, but everyone must preregister.
The site is currently open Monday through Friday for 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The UW-Superior Marcovich Wellness Center is located at 1810 Catlin Avenue in Superior.
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