COVID-19 Community Testing

Richland County Free Community Testing

Emergency Management Director, Darin Gudgeon announced that FREE COVID-19 community testing events continue in Richland County. The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland is offering FREE COVID-19 testing events on WEDNESDAYS from 9am-3pm in the Classroom Building located on the Richland Center campus. All participants must register for this testing event at Drive-thru community testing events are offered weekly on MONDAYS from 9am-Noon (or until 120 tests are administered) and THURSDAYS from 9am-4pm at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Appointments are not required, but it is requested that those who wish to be tested pre-register at Tests will be available on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE basis. The expanded FREE COVID-19 Testing schedule for events offered in Richland County are as follows:


 Monday, November 23rd        9am-12pm     Richland County Fairgrounds       Richland County Event


Wednesday, November 25th  9am-3pm      Classroom Building                        UW-Platteville Richland Event


Monday, November 30th          9am-12pm      Richland County Fairgrounds     Richland County Event


Wednesday, December 2nd    9am-3pm     Classroom Building                        UW-Platteville Richland Event


Thursday, December 3rd         9am-4pm     Richland County Fairgrounds      WI National Guard Event


Monday, December 7th              9am-12pm     Richland County Fairgrounds       Richland County Event


Wednesday, December 9th      9am-3pm    Classroom Building                        UW-Platteville Richland Event


Monday, December 14th            9am-12pm     Richland County Fairgrounds     Richland County Event


Wednesday, December 16th    9am-3pm    Classroom Building                       UW-Platteville Richland Event


Monday, December 21st            9am-12pm    Richland County Fairgrounds     Richland County Event


The Richland County Events on Mondays are only for Richland County residents who meet specific testing criteria.  The UW-Platteville Richland Events on WEDNESDAYS are open to area residents (age 5 and older), participants do not need to be students or employees of the University, and there are no eligibility criteria for testing.  The WI National Guard Events on Thursdays are open to Richland County residents and those in our surrounding communities (age 5 and older) who are experiencing one or more symptoms of COVID-19 and for asymptomatic individuals per Public Health recommendations. Symptoms of COVID-19 can be mild and include:

  • Fever
  • New loss of taste and/or smell
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Muscle aches/pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose

Vehicles with more than one person in them are welcome to be tested.  This is a drive-thru testing site, so everyone will remain in their vehicles at all times. You will be asked screening questions as you enter, if you did not pre-register, and the test will consist of a nasal swab. The test will then be sent to a State approved lab and results follow-up should occur approximately 3-7 business days post event.

Please feel free to call Richland County Health & Human Services at 608-647-8821 with any questions.

Note: This is a test to determine whether you currently carry the active virus; it is NOT an antibody test to tell if you previously had the virus.

Starting November 16, 2020
See Schedule for Details

Richland County Fairgrounds
23630 County Hwy AA
Richland Center, WI