University School of Milwaukee's leadership team, along with Kathleen Roebber, head school nurse, are in charge of managing the school's COVID-19 protocols. The health and safety of the entire USM community is the primary driver in all decision making. This team, along with the school's medical advisors, regularly review and discuss ongoing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Wisconsin's Department of Health Services (DHS), and our local health departments.
The USM testing site is open on all school days and select non-school days from 7 to 8:15 a.m. and 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Any updates to that schedule will be posted here.
Due to new federal and Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines, free testing will only be offered to current USM students and employees. Testing is available to other individuals, but at a cost. The testing site offers rapid antigen, laboratory PCR and rapid PCR, and antibody tests, and receipts are available for insurance purposes.
USM Community Test Pricing
- Rapid antigen: $39 (no cost for students/employees)
- Laboratory PCR: $105 (no cost for students/employees)
- Rapid PCR: $149
- Antibody: $65
USM's COVID-19 testing site is located in the transportation building on campus (R on the campus map), with testing conducted by our partner, Novir.
- What are the current COVID-19 symptoms to monitor for?
- When should individuals stay home from school?
- What happens when an individual tests positive for COVID-19?
- How should I report a positive COVID-19 test result?
- What should an individual do if they have someone in their household who has tested positive for COVID-19?
- What does USM do when an individual may have been in close contact with someone at school with COVID-19?
- My child is new to USM this year; how do I set up the Novir COVID-19 testing results notifications?
- Are face masks required at school?
- Will USM be conducting any school-wide testing of students and employees?
- Do I need to report any COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters?
- Are guests able to visit school?
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