UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County to offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents

Baraboo campus

Update 1/5/21: The three University of Wisconsin-Platteville campuses have extended free COVID-19 surge testing until mid-January. The tests are available to students, faculty, staff and the community under a UW System initiative. Tests will be conducted at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays through January 20 in the Brown Theatre, Fine Arts Building, 1006 Connie Blvd., Baraboo. To register for appointments, visit doineedacovid19test.com. The UW System surge testing sites are the first in the country to use the new Abbott BinaxNOW tests. Test results are available in about 15 minutes.

Press release issued 11/11/20:

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County will offer free COVID-19 testing to area residents, ages five years and older, on Wednesdays from Nov. 18 through Dec. 16.  Testing is free, and participants do not need to be students or employees of the university. 

Rapid antigen testing from Abbott BinaxNOW delivers results in as little as 15 minutes. Tests will be available by appointment at the R.G. Browne Theatre Building on the UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus, located at 1006 Connie Rd in Baraboo.  Testing hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Wednesday.

Appointments can be made online at doineedacovid19test.com. Confirmation of registration should be printed and brought to the testing site. Assistance is available for those unable to print at home. The testing site is fully accessible.

A PCR test will be available to confirm a positive result from the BinaxNOW test. Both will be available free of charge.  PCR test results will be sent via email after 3-5 days.

Participants are not required to have experienced COVID-19 symptoms or have been a close contact of someone who has already tested positive for COVID-19. Residents from outside Sauk County are also permitted to register for testing.