WISCONSIN — COVID-19 cases are climbing in Wisconsin, and as a result, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is seeing an increased demand for COVID-19 testing.
On Nov. 29 and 30, more than 4,000 new cases were reported in the Badger State per day. DHS classified 30 Wisconsin counties as having "critically high" disease activity level, and the remaining 42 as having "very high" disease activity level.
But, according to DHS, between holiday hours and high demand, some locations have limited appointments.
Those limitations shouldn't stop anyone from taking a test. If you have COVID-19 symptoms or came in close contact with someone who has coronavirus, DHS said you should get tested, regardless of vaccination status.
Below is a map, provided by DHS, showcasing testing sites in the area. A full list is also available, here.
Wisconsinites can also request at-home collection kits free of charge.
To take one of these at-home tests, request a collection kit here. One will be delivered directly to you. Next, connected with a health care professional via Zoom. Collect your sample with them on the line and then drop it off at a UPS location. Once your sample hits the lab, you'll get results in one to two days.
DHS endorses getting tested by your doctor, at a workplace or school clinic, at a pharmacy, community testing site, with a free at-home collection kit or by purchasing an over-the-counter COVID-19 test from a pharmacy. They report increased result times from when the pandemic first hit Wisconsin.
For more information on COVID-19 testing in Wisconsin, click here.