The University of Wisconsin System has a coronavirus testing plan in place for Thanksgiving.
Students heading home for Thanksgiving will be tested for COVID-19 before they leave, then twice before they return to campus.
Acting system president Tommy Thompson – who has also been featured in “smash COVID” messages on social media – included that requirement in a memo to chancellors this week.
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The system’s 13 campuses are being urged to use the rapid tests provided by the federal government. More than 175,000 students are affected. Two antigen tests will be administered over a three-day period as the students return from the holiday.