UW-Eau Claire offering off-campus antigen testing

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Free antigen testing at UW-Eau Claire is now being offered to some off-campus students.

Testing is extended to students who have internships, practicums, or maybe student-teaching. The university can now test up to 6 hundred students per day, a significant increase from the 350 it was reaching before Wednesday.

Jodi Thesing-Ritter, who is overseeing the testing expansion says their goal is protecting the community when students are working off-campus

Jodi Thesing-Ritter, UWEC Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion said, “Our ultimate goal is to prevent community spread, to have our students be safe, and to have them working and living in our community, and keeping our community safe as well. We know that asymptomatic testing allows us to get students who are positive into quarantine and away from other people to prevent the spread.”

The testing site at McPhee Phy Ed Center is also running special sessions for student-teachers each da at 4:30 P.M.

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