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Covid Testing

Covid Testing Available At MMSD Sites


The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has ended the K-12 COVID-19 School Testing Program. Home test kits and rapid antigen testing will still be available through school health offices. One time registration at WI COVID Connect 2.0 required prior to testing:

Patient log-in here

We will accept the following testing methods to return to school:

Rapid Antigen (home test or at any accredited lab) or PCR. Every school health office has home rapid antigen test kits for anyone who needs them. Please contact your school nurse if you would like home rapid antigen testing kits.

Please report all POSITIVE home test results to public health here

An individual holding a cotton swab in a test tube, indicating a Covid Test procedure.

Free COVID-19 Testing for Students and Staff

Testing helps reduce community spread and keeps schools operating safely. Testing individuals who are symptomatic or close contacts helps enable rapid detection of cases in the school community and reduce or prevent school outbreaks.

Please contact your school nurse for instructions on returning to school or work.

Register for Testing

To Access The Covid Connect 2 Registration Site Click Here

This is a new system, you will only need to register once for a full year of testing. Parents will also be able to register your children and link the accounts so you can easily access your childrens results.

Wisconsin COVID Connect 2 Account Set Up Instructions & Video

Rapid Antigen Testing

Recommended for anyone who is symptomatic, it provides results in 15 minutes. If a symptomatic individual’s rapid antigen test is negative, DHS recommends a confirmatory PCR test. This test can also be used for anyone who is a close contact to a positive case. It is recommended to test at least 5 days after the last date of exposure to the positive case. A confirmatory PCR is also recommended for asymptomatic staff or students who test positive with a rapid antigen test and have no known exposure.

PCR Confirmatory Testing

MMSD is unable to offer PCR tests moving forward. If you just need a PCR test, please reach out to your primary care provider. Cost varies based on insurance coverage and copays. No free testing is available for those without insurance. Test results are usually available in 24-48 hours depending on testing volume. PCR tests are used to confirm a symptomatic individual's negative rapid antigen result and to confirm an asymptomatic individual with no known exposure positive rapid test.

Covid at home self test box

MMSD is now accepting Rapid Antigen test results from home!

Home Rapid Antigen Test kits are available in every school health office. If you would like free rapid antigen test kits, please contact your school nurse.

Also click here to find out how to get your At-Home Over-The-Counter COVID-19 Test for free