Can I apply for an accommodation to be excused from the testing requirement?

Students and employees who have an underlying medical condition or disability that make participating in the campus COVID-19 spring testing challenging may be eligible for an accommodation, including the ability to take a different kind of test. Requests unrelated to a disability or medical contraindication may be considered but exemptions should not be expected.

Student Accommodations

Students with a medical condition or disability needing an accommodation to participate in the campus-wide COVID-19 testing program should request an accommodation through the McBurney Disability Resource Center. Students who have previously engaged with the McBurney Disability Resource Center should contact their Access Consultant to request an accommodation related to the testing program.

It is an expectation that students living on-campus and those living off-campus in Madison will participate in the spring testing program. Accommodation requests unrelated to a disability or medical condition will rarely be granted due to public health goals; however, students with non-medical concerns should contact the Dean of Students Office at dean@studentlife.wisc.edu for consideration. While all requests will be considered, adjustments will not be granted based on the inconvenience of participation in twice-weekly testing.

Employee Accommodations

Employees who need an accommodation to participate in the testing requirements due to a disability or underlying medical condition should contact their Divisional Disability Representative (DDR) to request an accommodation.

Requests unrelated to a disability or medical condition will rarely be granted due to public health goals; however, employees with non-medical concerns may submit requests to their divisional human resources representative. While all requests will be considered, no adjustments will be granted based on the inconvenience of participation in the testing program, including any possible inconvenience caused by the need to travel to and from campus.