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Questions you’ve been asking

Will there be COVID-19 testing during the summer?

Yes. Testing on campus for students, employees, and community members began on Monday, May 10. The testing site is located on the first floor in Hagestad Hall. Hours of testing will be 8 a.m. to noon. The testing provider is eTrueNorth (ETN).
Testing appointments can be made at If questions, email

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, do I still need to wear a mask?

Yes. Students and employees must follow the safety guidelines set forth by campus, including wearing a mask and social distancing.

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, do I still have to get tested on campus?

Following UW System guidance, UW-River Falls is now allowing exemptions from ongoing COVID-19 testing obligations for those who’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine and meet the criteria for being "fully" vaccinated per the CDC. The exemption process can be found by selecting “Vaccinations” in the COVID-19 portal.  To be exempt from COVID-19 testing, students and employees are required to provide information about their COVID-19 vaccination to the university. Information to submit will include your vaccination dates and a photo or scan of your vaccination card. Until further notice, this testing exemption, once approved, does not expire. Email questions about the testing exemption process to

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, will I test positive for COVID-19 on a viral test?

No. None of the current vaccines in use or in clinical trials in the U.S. can cause you to test positive on viral tests which are used to see if you have a current infection. For more information and frequently asked questions about vaccines, please refer to the CDC website.