Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

A number of new and important questions have been asked at our recent Town Hall Meetings about health and safety; campus housing; classes and tuition; campus facilities and events; and human resources. Here are the top 10 most frequently asked questions, with links below to all of the FAQs on each of these topics.

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I am fully vaccinated. Are there different or additional guidelines for those of us on campus who are now fully vaccinated?

 

Congratulations and thank you for doing your part to help protect yourself and others from COVID-19! For at least the remainder of the semester, everyone on campus is asked to follow current guidelinesregardless of vaccination status. With only a minority of individuals in Wisconsin who have been vaccinated, it is important for everyone to continue to exercise the safety guidelines in place, including mask wearing, hand washing, social distancing and avoiding large gatherings. Per the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms of COVID-19, especially following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. If symptoms develop, all people — regardless of vaccination status — should isolate and be clinically evaluated for COVID-19.

As a reminder, once fully vaccinated, all members of the Marquette community must still complete the daily COVID Cheq. Please remember that completing the daily COVID Cheq survey remains a key mitigation tool for campus. Learn more about COVID Cheq and see FAQs.

The Recovery Team is reviewing guidelines for the summer and fall terms, and we will share any updates in Marquette Today and on this website.

NOTE: Marquette is encouraging all in the Marquette community to get the vaccine now that anyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin is eligible. See where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine near campus.

If I have been fully vaccinated, do I need to quarantine if I have been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?

If you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (received second dose in a two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the single-dose vaccine Johnson and Johnson) and were in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you do not have to quarantine if you meet ALL of the following criteria:  

  • Your exposure to someone with COVID-19 happened at least two weeks after receiving the last dose of your vaccine series.
  • You have not had any symptoms of COVID-19 since your last close contact. 

Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after your last close contact and complete COVID Cheq every day. If you develop any symptoms of COVID-19, isolate from others, contact the medical clinic or your health care provider, and get tested. 

Is Marquette requiring the vaccine?

Now that anyone age 16 and older in Wisconsin is eligible, Marquette strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is one of the key strategies to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Vaccination across populations decreases transmission, hospitalization and death rates, as well as further mutation of the virus. The goal is to reach herd immunity, and predictions state we need 75-85% of the population to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Vaccination does not mean we should ignore other mitigation strategies. It is important for vaccinated individuals to continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, avoid large gatherings and get tested if symptomatic. Vaccines are not 100% effective, but they are one of the best defenses we have against this virus. See where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine near campus.

Do I still have to complete COVID Cheq if I am vaccinated?

YES. Once fully vaccinated, you should still wear your mask, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands often and complete the daily COVID Cheq. Please remember that completing the daily COVID Cheq survey remains a key mitigation tool for campus. Per the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms of COVID-19, especially following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. If symptoms develop, all people – regardless of vaccination status – should isolate and be clinically evaluated for COVID-19.

Will there be mandatory testing on campus this semester?

Yes, the university has expanded COVID-19 testing for the spring semester. In addition to on-campus testing for symptomatic students and close contacts, Marquette will provide weekly mandatory COVID-19 tests for selected students.

More information is available on Marquette Today. View frequently asked questions about mandatory testing.

Will Marquette provide vaccines to students/faculty/staff?

The Marquette Medical Clinic hopes to hold regular vaccine clinics on campus; watch Marquette Today for up to date information on availability and timing. In addition to the on-campus clinics, there are vaccines available in the Milwaukee area; see where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine near campus.

Will the visitation policy for the residence halls remain the same for the spring semester?

Yes. As in the fall, outside guests will not be allowed into residence halls, and inter-hall visitation is also be suspended. These steps help reduce density, adhere to physical distancing guidelines and mitigate the spread of the virus on campus.

Has Marquette's COVID-19 alert level changed?

 

On Jan. 22, 2021, the university changed its alert level from “High” to “Moderate.” Read more about this change on Marquette Today.

What steps can I take to stop the spread of COVID-19 on campus?

Here are four steps that you should take now to provide a safe transition home for winter break:

  1. Identify and limit your social circle.
    In his radio address on Nov. 5, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers suggested limiting social interactions to a circle of five. By specifically identifying your social circle and limiting gatherings to this circle, you limit potential spread, provide better ability for contact tracing and protect yourself, your family and your friends when you return home for break.
  2. Wear a mask and physically distance at all times.
    It’s easy to fall into the mindset that masks and distancing protocols aren’t necessary when you’re with close friends. However, to keep your friends, your families and our community safe, we must all do our part by following mask and physical distancing protocols, no matter who we’re with.
  3. Stay home whenever possible.
    Consider virtual visits with friends and family, use telehealth when possible for doctor’s visits, use grab-and-go or delivery options for food when possible and limit trips to the store for essential items. The more you stay home, the more you limit potential spread.
  4. Stay home when ill and get tested.
    If positive, complete the self-disclosure form. It is important to provide your close contacts to further decrease transmission on campus.

Can graduate students get tested for free on campus?

Yes, any student - including graduate students - can get a free test for COVID-19 on campus. The Marquette University Medical Clinic is currently testing symptomatic students and their close contacts. If you are currently experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please call the clinic at (414) 288-7184 to schedule a free test on campus. The City of Milwaukee also provides community testing in areas around the city. More information is available on its website at https://www.impactinc.org/impact-2-1-1/testing/.

 

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