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Updated COVID-19 guidance on face coverings

Starting June 1, UWRF will no longer require face coverings indoors for fully vaccinated individuals, in addition to no longer requiring them for those participating in outdoor activities. See the updated Administrative Policy AP-06-121 for further details.

Updated on-campus COVID-19 testing days

Testing on campus for students, employees and community members is available in Hagestad Hall, first floor. Appointments are available 8 a.m. to noon, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Testing is no longer available on Wednesdays. There will be some limited extended testing hours available on arrival days for summer camps and clinics. Testing appointments should be made in advance at If questions, email The testing provider is eTrueNorth (ETN). 

Summer COVID-19 testing requirements

Following UW System guidance, regular testing is still required for all UW-River Falls students and employees who are not fully vaccinated. This testing policy also applies to participants in precollege/youth programs such as camps and clinics. For more information, see Administrative Policy AP-01-128.

If I am fully vaccinated, how to I register as exempt from required testing?

Employees and students who are fully vaccinated may request a testing exemption by selecting “Vaccinations” in the COVID-19 portal then provide information about your COVID-19 vaccination, including 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

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Refer to Pierce County Public Health or use this vaccine finder if you are looking for a place to get vaccinated. 

What will fall semester look like?

While physical distancing indoors is still important until more of the population is vaccinated, UW-River Falls is planning for 100% capacity in classrooms and other campus spaces. This means that we are not planning to enforce specific physical distancing requirements in classrooms or other learning spaces starting in the fall.