Frequently Asked Questions

Vaccine Requirement - Students

General

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What is the mandatory testing policy for students who have a vaccine exemption?

Students who received an exemption from the student vaccine requirement will be required to:

  • Complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process.
  • Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing; students will be tested every other week and required to test only in the weeks to which you are assigned.
  • Testing will occur at the Rec Center, Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., with majority of appointments between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.
  • Students will be notified via COVID Cheq and Marquette email when they are required to test; a link will be provided to schedule the tests.
  • Students who miss their assigned testing appointment will be assessed a fine and referred to student conduct.
  • Quarantine for 14 days if contact tracing determines they came into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19.
  • Adhere to any other campuswide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation deemed necessary by the university.

How often will I be tested?

Students will be tested every other week and required to test only in the weeks to which you are assigned.

Where and when will testing take place?

Testing will occur at the Rec Center, Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m., with majority of appointments between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

How will I be notified when my testing appointments are?

Students will be notified via COVID Cheq and Marquette email when they are required to test; a link will be provided to schedule the tests.

What happens if I miss or skip my testing appointment?

Students who miss their assigned testing appointment will be assessed a fine and referred to student conduct

I missed my appointment for mandatory testing. If I reschedule my testing appointment in the same week I am required to test, will I be penalized?

As long as you still test within the week you are selected for mandatory testing, you will not be fined or referred to student conduct. If you do not get tested the week you are required to test (e.g., you missed your test, were not able to reschedule because no testing appointments were available, did not schedule, etc.), you will be referred to student conduct. Testing appointments do fill up, and the testing center is built to accommodate a certain number of tests each day. We encourage you to schedule your appointment as soon as you can after you receive the e-mail to schedule.

If I test positive for COVID-19 at the Marquette Medical Clinic, can I get a second test if I believe it was a false positive or can I get a second test elsewhere?

No. As part of your mandatory testing, agreed upon in your exemption, you are required to receive your test at the Marquette Medical Clinic, the results of which are binding. That means if you test positive at the Medical Clinic, you are deemed positive and required to isolate. It is important to remember that once you test positive, you should be strictly isolating—not going to other clinics or anywhere else outside of your isolation space. Exempted students may choose to get vaccinated for COVID-19 at any time. Those who get vaccinated should upload a proof of vaccination card via the Marquette Medical Clinic portal at mymedicalclinic.mu.edu as soon as possible. Those who do provide proof of vaccination will no longer have to complete COVID Cheq or participate in COVID-19 testing.

What if I am vaccinated and am come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Vaccinated individuals who come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should get tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

 

Student Compliance and Exemptions 

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How can a student get an exemption from the vaccination requirement?

In alignment with our current vaccination policy, vaccine exemptions will be granted for medical, religious and personal conviction reasons. Please contact immunizations@marquette.edu to request an exemption. Please allow up to two weeks for a response after making a request for an exemption.

When e-mailing immunizations@marquette.edu, students should include their name, MUID #, and which type of exemption they are requesting (medical, religious, or personal conviction). We will then respond to them with the correct form.

What constitutes a “personal conviction?”

Students who request an exemption based on their personal beliefs must complete and submit an exemption form that requires them to 1) acknowledge the availability of a vaccine; 2) acknowledge the public good of being vaccinated; 3) acknowledge the personal risks of not being vaccinated; and 4) signing (or if a minor, having parent/legal guardian sign) the form to request the exemption based on their personal beliefs.

If a student is approved for a vaccine exemption, what will they be required to participate in related to COVID mitigation on campus?

Students who are granted an exemption will be required to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process, participate in surveillance testing, quarantine for 14 days if contact tracing determines they came into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, and any other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation.

In alignment with new guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University strongly advises everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household. The full Health Department guidance is online.

Mask wearing will continue to be required in campus health care settings, including on-campus clinics, and in all modes of public transportation including Marquette LIMOs.

By when do students who will be starting classes on campus in the spring 2022, not fall 2021, need to be fully vaccinated?

Students who will not be starting classes on campus until spring 2022 will need to be fully vaccinated by Jan. 4, 2022, (i.e., two weeks or longer prior to the start of spring classes).

All of my classes are fully online. Am I exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement?

Students in the following programs who are only enrolled in fully online classes and no have no campus requirements are exempt from the vaccine requirement:

  • BCOM-BA-O (Business Communication)
  • BUAD-BS-O (Business Administration)
  • BUAD-MBA-O (MBA)
  • COMP-MS-O (MS in Computing)
  • DTSC-CER-O (Certificate in Data Science)
  • DTSC-MS-O (MS in Data Science)
  • FINA-MSF-O (Master of Finance)
  • HCDA-MS-O (Health Care Data Analytics)
  • LEDR-CER-O (Certificate in Leadership)
  • MACD-MCD-O (Master of Christian Doctrine)
  • MGMT-MIM-O (Master in Management)
  • STCM-BA-O (Strategic Communication)

Do students who are enrolled in online courses need to meet the vaccination requirement?

If any portion of a student’s coursework or co-curricular experience requires them to be on campus at any time, they must meet the COVID-19 vaccination requirement.

I am enrolled in a COOP/internship/clinical program/student teaching etc. this semester and will not be on campus. Am I exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement?

Students enrolled in these programs, while not physically on campus, are active students in corporate, educational or clinical settings, and the vaccine is required.

 

Student Privacy

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Does the university already require vaccines?

Yes, Marquette already requires certain vaccines for students. All newly admitted and readmitted students are required to complete the Immunization History and Tuberculosis Risk Questionnaire on the MU Patient Portal. Already required are the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), Varicella (chickenpox), and adult Tdap (tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis) vaccines.

Will students be required to display on their person or otherwise show proof of vaccination status (e.g., “vaccine passports”)?

No. Like all other required student vaccine records, your COVID-19 vaccination status will only be recorded and maintained via the secure Medical Clinic Patient Portal. Once your vaccination forms or exemptions are submitted, no student will be asked or compelled to share their vaccination status beyond that.

Additionally, for those who are vaccinated, once your vaccination forms are submitted and verified, you will no longer be required to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process as of July 19—instead, you will automatically receive a COVID Cheq “Green Badge” each day. The Green Badge will be required to enter the libraries, Marquette dining halls and the recreation facilities.  Students who are granted an exemption will continue to receive COVID Cheq daily.

Will instructors ask students about their vaccination status?

No. Like all other required student vaccine records, COVID-19 vaccination statuses will only be recorded and maintained via the secure Medical Clinic Patient Portal. Instructors may request to see a student’s COVID Cheq status.

Can students ask instructors to disclose their vaccination status?

No. COVID-19 vaccination statuses will only be recorded and maintained via the secure Medical Clinic Patient Portal.

Will students who live in the residence halls be informed of their roommates’ vaccination status?

No. Like all other required student vaccine records, COVID-19 vaccination statuses will only be recorded and maintained via the secure Medical Clinic Patient Portal.

How will Marquette protect my privacy?

Marquette will continue to comply with all applicable privacy, confidentiality and public health laws relating to collection and maintenance of health-related records. The university recognizes the importance of protecting private health information and will protect faculty, student and staff privacy by limiting what sensitive information is collected, who has access to it, how it is used and how long it is retained to the extent possible while protecting public health.

When a faculty or staff member provides vaccine information to the MU Medical Clinic, who will have access to that information?

Vaccine information provided to the MU Medical Clinic is protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The COVID Cheq application will be linked to vaccine status as recorded in the MU Medical System (Medicat), to determine if the employee is no longer required to get the daily COVID Cheq questions.

If a faculty or staff member is exposed at work and is subsequently quarantined by the MU Medical Clinic based on the results of their contact tracing, the individual may upload a copy of their vaccine card to the MU Medical Clinic for the purpose of being exempt from the quarantine order. The MU Medical Clinic will “clear” the quarantine but will not be disclosing why the quarantine was lifted for a particular faculty or staff member nor will the MU Medical Clinic be sharing confidential health or vaccine information with supervisors. Those who have had quarantine requirements “cleared” by the MU Medical Clinic will be required to inform their supervisor of the clearance though they are not required to inform supervisors of the reason they were cleared.

 

Student Health and Safety

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Vaccines aren’t 100% effective. What else will the university be doing to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?

In alignment with new guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University strongly advises everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household. The full Health Department guidance is online.

Mask wearing will continue to be required in campus health care settings, including on-campus clinics, and in all modes of public transportation including Marquette LIMOs.


Further, have additional COVID-19 mitigation measures including continued contact tracing, free symptomatic testing for students, surveillance testing and daily symptom screening for students who are granted a vaccine exemption. Unvaccinated individuals will also need to quarantine for 14 days if they are close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case.

Per CDC guidelines, individuals who are fully vaccinated and who come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 but are not symptomatic are not required to quarantine. Vaccinated individuals who develop symptoms of COVID-19 must take the COVID Cheq symptom survey, self-isolate and get tested.

What if I am vaccinated and am come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19?

Vaccinated individuals who come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should get tested 3-5 days after exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative. You should isolate for 10 days if your test result is positive.

If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, according to the CDC, you should be vaccinated regardless of whether you already had COVID-19. That’s because experts do not yet know how long you are protected from getting sick again after recovering from COVID-19. Even if you have already recovered from COVID-19, it is possible—although rare—that you could be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 again. Learn more about why getting vaccinated is a safer way to build protection than getting infected.

If you were treated for COVID-19 with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, you should wait 90 days before getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Contact the Marquette Medical Clinic if this scenario applies to you and will impact your ability to be fully vaccinated by the August 1 deadline. Talk to your doctor if you are unsure what treatments you received or if you have more questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Would an unvaccinated student with recent, demonstrable proof of antibodies be exempt from the vaccine requirement?

No, proof of antibodies will not exempt an unvaccinated student from the vaccine requirement. The decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine for students was based on scientific evidence that vaccines are safe and effective at reducing transmission of the virus. A vaccinated student population allows us to provide a richer in-person experience, reduce testing and let our students interact more freely across campus.

Do fully vaccinated individuals need to wear a mask on campus?

In alignment with new guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University strongly advises everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household. The full Health Department guidance is online.

Mask wearing will continue to be required in campus health care settings, including on-campus clinics, and in all modes of public transportation including Marquette LIMOs.

Will vaccinated students still have to participate in quarantine if they are exposed to someone with COVID-19?

If a fully vaccinated student is exposed to someone with COVID-19, the student should monitor themselves for symptoms. If the student becomes symptomatic, they should fill out the COVID Cheq symptom survey, self-isolate and get tested.

If a fully vaccinated student has been identified by the medical clinic as someone who has been in close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19, the student will start to receive the COVID Cheq survey each day via email and will be required to fill out the survey for 14 days. Once the 14 day monitoring period is up, COVID Cheq will automatically revert back to a daily green badge.

Please note - students who are granted an exemption rather than receiving the vaccine will be required to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process, participate in surveillance testing, quarantine for 14 days if contact tracing determines they came into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, and any other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation.

In alignment with new guidance from the City of Milwaukee Health Department, Marquette University strongly advises everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask when indoors with people outside of their household. The full Health Department guidance is online.

Mask wearing will continue to be required in campus health care settings, including on-campus clinics, and in all modes of public transportation including Marquette LIMOs.

Can I receive my vaccination on campus?

The Marquette Medical Clinic occasionally has vaccine supply available.  Please call 414-288-7184 to inquire and schedule an appointment. See where else you can get the COVID-19 vaccine near campus.

You can also receive the vaccine at a location convenient to your permanent place of residence. Given the limited number of students on campus this summer, proof of vaccine status is not required for limited in-person summer classes. Note that clinical sites and other Marquette partners and affiliated organizations with which students have direct contact may have their own vaccination requirements.

Who is liable if a student gets the vaccine and they experience side effects?

As is the case with the other vaccines required by the university, all liability rests with the individual receiving the vaccine (or, if a minor, the individual’s parent or legal guardian).

Will there be a booster shot requirement?

Marquette’s decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine for students was made in consultation with health experts, and there is no current guideline or recommendation for booster shot requirements. The university will continue to update students should this requirement be put in place.

Will there still be space requirements for classrooms and conference rooms in Fall?

Effective June 1, the City of Milwaukee lifted capacity restrictions. Current in-person summer classes are set for physical distancing and will remain that way for the duration of the class. Capacity restrictions in classrooms and conference rooms will return to their pre-COVID capacities in the Fall.

Will I be able to have guests from other residence halls this year?

Yes, outside guests and inter-hall visitation (guests from other residence halls) will be permitted this year. All residents and their guests must adhere to all typical residence hall rules for visitors.

 

Mandatory Testing - Faculty and Staff Who Have Not Uploaded Proof of Vaccination

General

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What is the mandatory testing policy for faculty and staff who do not provide proof of vaccination?

Faculty and staff who do not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine will be required to do the following:

  • Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing every other week
  • Complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you come into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 and be tested 3-5 days following exposure
  • Follow all other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation

How will Marquette respond to the federal vaccine mandate for employers with over 100 employees?

Marquette is currently evaluating the requirements of this federal requirement and will share next steps with campus. Even before this federal policy, more than 85% of Marquette faculty and staff had voluntarily provided proof of vaccination. Those who did not do so are required to participate in regular COVID-19 testing. We are assessing any changes in testing frequency or process that are needed to comply with the federal requirements.

Which employees are required to participate in COVID-19 testing?

Employees who chose to not upload their vaccine card are required to be regularly tested for COVID-19. Being required to test does not necessarily mean individuals are not vaccinated.

I am an employee who has not uploaded my vaccine card. What am I required to do?

  • Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing every other week. You will receive an email on the Friday before your testing week with the times and location of testing.
  • Complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you come into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19
  • Follow all other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation

How often do employees who have not uploaded proof of vaccination have to be tested?

Employees who have not uploaded proof of vaccination will be required to test bi-weekly (every other week).

If you miss your scheduled testing week, you will be required to test the following week or face disciplinary actions. This means you would need to test two weeks in a row to remain in compliance.

I am an employee who is not fully vaccinated. Am I required to test?

Yes, until you are fully vaccinated and you have uploaded your completed vaccine card, you are required to participate in mandatory testing. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have passed since your second Pfizer or Moderna shot or your single Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) shot.

Is there a cost to be tested?

No, there is no cost to you if you are tested on campus.

I am vaccinated. Why am I on the list to test?

Individuals who have not uploaded their completed vaccine card to the Marquette Medical Clinic Client Portal are required to test. If you believe this is in error, please contact EmployeeCOVIDTesting_Info@marquette.edu.

To upload your vaccine dates and record of vaccination on the MU Patient Portal. Complete the steps below:

  • Visit mymedicalclinic.mu.edu
  • You will need to enter your vaccine dates under the “Immunizations” tab.
  • Upload a copy of your vaccine card or other proof of vaccination under the “Upload” tab.

I uploaded proof of vaccination but received a mandatory testing invitation. How do I confirm I uploaded my vaccine card?

To verify that your vaccination information has been properly recorded, go to mymedicalclinic.mu.edu and log into the Marquette Medical Clinic Patient Portal using your Marquette credentials. Click on the Immunizations tab and select “view history.” You will see dates for past immunizations that have been entered into the system. Make sure your COVID-19 vaccination dates are listed here. Then select the Upload tab and scroll down to the bottom of the page where it says, “Documents already on file.” This is where the upload of your vaccination card should be. If either of these items are not listed, follow these directions l to upload the proper documentation.

You may also contact immunizations@marquette.edu to ask for confirmation. Emails will be answered during business hours.

I am a new employee; will I be given the opportunity to upload my vaccine information before I need to start testing?

New employees will have seven days from their date of hire to upload their vaccine information. If they do not upload their vaccine information in that timeframe, they will be required to begin testing protocols and complete the daily COVID Cheq.

I need help uploading proof of vaccination. Where can I go for help?

Who do I contact if I have additional questions about testing for employees who have not uploaded proof of vaccination?

I have a hybrid work arrangement and only work on campus certain times during the week. Am I required to test?

Yes. Individuals not listed as fully remote (working five days per week remotely) will be required to test unless they are vaccinated and upload their vaccine cards.

Why is there no vaccination requirement for faculty and staff?

Because transmission of the virus is more likely to happen in shared spaces where students live and gather, we are not requiring that faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, but we encourage you to get vaccinated for your own safety and well-being and to help protect your colleagues, our students and our broader community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone should receive the vaccine as soon as they can.

Faculty and staff who do not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccine will be required to do the following:

  • Participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing every other week
  • Complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process
  • Quarantine for 14 days if you come into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 and be tested 3-5 days following exposure
  • Follow all other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation

If faculty/staff have been vaccinated on campus do they need to upload their vaccination card or is it already in the system?

Yes, faculty/staff who were vaccinated on campus and wish to have their vaccination status on file will still need to upload their information. You can upload your vaccine dates and record of vaccination on the MU Patient Portal. You will need to enter your vaccine dates under the “Immunizations” tab and upload a copy of your vaccine card or other proof of vaccination under the “Upload” tab. Official documentation (i.e., the vaccination card you received from the provider who administered your vaccine) that shows an FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination can also be obtained from your state immunization registry or the provider that administered the vaccine.

Are faculty and staff members who are enrolled in classes at Marquette required to be vaccinated?

Yes, the vaccine requirement is for ALL students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) who will be attending Marquette University classes during the 2021-22 academic year, regardless of Marquette employment status.

If an employee is immunocompromised, what is the process to request an ADA accommodation?

 

Faculty and Staff Testing Appointments

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Do I need to make an appointment for testing?

Appointments will not be required. However, in some cases, your supervisor may provide you with the date and time for when you should be tested. You will be required to adhere to that schedule.

Can I get tested off-campus?

Employees are expected to test on campus.

Employees can request an exception to test off site. Exception requests can be submitted by using the Exception Request Form. All exceptions will be reviewed and you will be contacted via e-mail or by your supervisor/department-chair if your request is approved.

Employees receiving off-campus diagnostic testing at a pharmacy or lab will not be charged but will be asked to show an insurance card so that their primary insurance can be billed. If an employee is tested as part of a medical provider visit, the test will be covered but any office visit charges would be the employee’s responsibility with copay, deductible and coinsurance applying, as applicable.

For hourly employees: Will I be paid for testing time?

Yes. If you are an hourly employee, please make sure you are clocked in during your testing time. We anticipate that the amount of time needed for testing will be no more than 30 minutes.

For hourly employees: Where do I clock in and out if I am not testing during my shift?

A timeclock will be available in the lobby of 313 Building. If you are arriving at the start of your shift, please clock in at this clock. If you are leaving from the testing site and not returning to your workstation, please clock out at the 313 Building after your test is complete.

When will I be notified of my testing window?

You will receive an email the Friday prior to your testing window informing you that you will be required to test the following week.

When is the testing window?

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

My supervisor scheduled my testing date and time, do I have to be tested at this time?

Yes, if the testing date and time assigned to you by your supervisor does not work, you must work with your supervisor to arrange an alternative testing time during the on-campus testing window of your testing week.

I have a hybrid work arrangement and I am not on campus during the testing times. How do I participate in mandatory testing?

You will still be required to come to campus during your testing window. Work with your supervisor to identify the best time for you to test. A request for an exception can be submitted by using the Exception Request Form. A link to this form will be posted prior to the start of testing. Exceptions are not guaranteed.

 

Faculty and Staff Medical Information

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What type of COVID-19 test is being administered?

A molecular test called a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) is administered. A PCR test detects genetic material of the virus that causes COVID-19. It uses fluid from swabbing the inside of your nose and is the most accurate diagnostic test for COVID-19.

Do I self-administer the test or does someone administer it for me?

Samples for COVID-19 will be collected through nasal swabs. A medical provider may collect your sample or they may ask you to collect it yourself.

Can I use an over the counter at-home test instead?

No, you must be tested on campus with a molecular PCR test. Over-the-counter at home tests are generally antigen tests and are less accurate than molecular tests. Over-the-counter tests will not be accepted for compliance purposes.

I received approval to test offsite through the exception process. What type of test am I required to submit?

A molecular test, also known as a PCR test, must be submitted. PCR tests can be obtained with a nasal, NP or saliva sample. Antigen and at-home tests will not be accepted. Tests results must include the employee’s full name, and the dates must be within the appropriate testing window.

Can I continue to work while I wait for my test results?

Yes. If you are not symptomatic, you should continue to work. You will be notified within 24-48 hours with your results either via email or by phone.

How and when will I be notified of my test results?

Test results will be available within 24-48 hours. You will be notified by either email or a phone call.

What happens if my test is positive?

If you test positive for COVID-19, whether you are unvaccinated or vaccinated, you must isolate yourself immediately, so you do not spread the virus to others. You will need to remain isolated for 10 days. Notify your supervisor that you will not be on campus.

A contact tracer will interview you to identify all recent close contacts as well as to share testing and isolation requirements. Your COVID Cheq will be set to a red stop sign during this time. All medical related questions or concerns should be directed to your personal medical provider.

I tested positive for COVID-19. Am I required to continue with mandatory testing?

You will be automatically removed from testing for a period of 30 days from the date of your positive test if you have:

If Marquette University has not been made aware of your positive test through one of the above methods, you will be required to participate in COVID-19 testing.

What happens if my test is indeterminate?

If your test result comes back indeterminate, it means that it is inconclusive. You will need to re-test as soon as possible, preferably in the same week. You will receive an email and phone call with directions.

Who will be informed about my test results?

The on-campus COVID-19 employee testing coordinator and the on-campus contact tracer will be notified of your test results. By law, any positive result will also be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Do I have to participate in mandatory testing if I recently tested positive for COVID-19?

A positive test result may be used to receive a 30-day exemption from the weekly testing requirement. You must upload proof of positive result within the last 30 days to Results Upload Portal. 

 

Faculty and Staff Contact Tracing

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If I test positive, what information do I need to provide to the contact tracer?

The names and contact information (if you have it) of all people with whom you have had close contact. You will be asked to think back to 48 hours prior to the time you first experienced symptoms, or if you did not have symptoms, the time of your positive COVID-19 test.

A close contact is defined as being within six feet of another person, for at least 10 minutes of cumulative time within a 24-hour period, with or without a mask.

 

Faculty and Staff Compliance

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What happens if I do not comply with mandatory testing?

Employees will face a progressive discipline process for not complying with the COVID guidelines.

I am on vacation, ill, or not scheduled to work on either of the days during my testing week. What should I do?

Employees should notify their supervisor and arrange to test the week they return. Please check back for more information on the exception request tool.

Testing is not offered during my normal workday or normal work hours. What should I do?

The testing center hours are 5:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These hours are meant to provide early morning, noon hour and evening test options for employees across varying roles and those who have responsibilities or positions outside of Marquette.

Employees who cannot come to campus on Tuesday or Wednesday during the testing window can apply for an exception. The exception, if approved, will allow the employee to test at an alternative location during the testing week and upload results. You must submit your test results from an off-site testing location to Marquette through the Results Upload Portal no later than noon CST during the week in which you were scheduled to test. If you fall into this category and were not contacted, please contact EmployeeCovidTesting_Info@marquette.edu

 

Faculty and Staff Privacy

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How will Marquette protect my privacy?

Marquette will continue to comply with all applicable privacy, confidentiality and public health laws relating to collection and maintenance of health-related records. The university recognizes the importance of protecting private health information and will protect faculty, student and staff privacy by limiting what sensitive information is collected, who has access to it, how it is used and how long it is retained to the extent possible while protecting public health.

Who will have access to my test results?

The testing laboratory will maintain your lab results in their secure system and notify Marquette through a secure portal of the results.

Once received by Marquette, the results will be maintained in a secure location and the only people who will have access will be the testing coordinator and the contact tracers.

By law, any positive result will also be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

 

Faculty and Staff Testing Location

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Where do I go to get tested?

The testing site will be in the 313 building, located at 313 N. 13th Street in the 1st floor conference room, 109. Testing hours are 5:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Is there a parking lot at the 313 Building?

Yes, there is a parking lot located south of the building. Please park in the designated visitor parking spots if available. There is also street parking near the building.

How do I access the 313 Building?

Use the main entry door at 313 N. 13th St. During the designated test times, your MUID card will allow you access to the building by swiping the card reader.

 

Proof of Vaccination Status

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What constitutes official proof of vaccination?

Official documentation (i.e., the vaccination card you received from the provider who administered your vaccine) that shows an FDA- or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination can also be obtained from your state immunization registry or the provider that administered the vaccine.

How do I upload my vaccine card?

Students and faculty and staff can upload their vaccine dates and record of vaccination on the MU Patient Portal (mymedicalclinic.mu.edu). You will need to enter your vaccine dates under the “Immunizations” tab and upload a copy of your vaccine card or other proof of vaccination under the “Upload” tab.

How do I know if my vaccination information uploaded correctly?

  • Log-in to the Patient Portal at https://mymedicalclinic.mu.edu/
  • Navigate to the “Immunizations” tab and click on “View History.” On that screen above the history listing it should say “Overall Status: Verified.”
  • Also check that the copy of the vaccination card was uploaded correctly by navigating to the “Uploads” tab. Scroll down to the bottom to see that the COVID-19 Vaccine Record is listed under “Documents already on file.”
  • Finally, navigate to the “Messages” tab to see if you have a secure message from the Medical Clinic. More information would have been e-mailed here if your vaccination information had not been uploaded correctly. You also would have received an e-mail to your Marquette e-mail address that you have a secure message in the Patient Portal.

Which COVID-19 vaccines meet the vaccination requirement?

Currently the list includes Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), AstraZeneca, Covishield, Sinopharm and Sinovac-CoronaVAC.

What should I do if I lost my vaccination card?

Proof of vaccination can be obtained from the provider that administered the vaccine or your state immunization registry and can be uploaded in lieu of the vaccination card. 

Do fully vaccinated individuals have to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process?

Students with verified vaccination forms are no longer be required to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening. Those with an exemption will continue to receive COVID Cheq daily. Faculty and staff who are vaccinated and have uploaded their vaccine information and vaccine card are not required to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process.

COVID Cheq will continue to be required to enter the libraries, Marquette dining halls, the recreation facilities and other venues. Students, faculty and staff whose vaccine status has been validated by the Medical Clinic will receive an email each day with a “Green Badge” and will no longer need to complete the daily COVID Cheq screening. Individuals who become symptomatic will be required to resume symptom screening through COVID Cheq.

In cases where a vaccinated faculty, staff or student is exposed to someone with COVID, and has been notified as such by the Medical Clinic through our contact tracing process, daily symptom tracking will be required for two weeks. Individuals who become symptomatic will be required to resume symptom screening through COVID Cheq.

If a student, faculty or staff member who has been exempt from the daily screening process becomes symptomatic, COVID Cheq daily symptom tracking is required. In cases where a vaccinated faculty, staff or student is exposed to someone with COVID, and has been notified as such by the Medical Clinic through our contact tracing process, daily symptom tracking will be required for two weeks.

 

Masks

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Are masks required on campus?

In continued alignment with the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s indoor mask guidance, and in response to Milwaukee’s “extreme transmission” status for COVID-19, Marquette University is REQUIRING all students, faculty, staff and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — to wear a mask when in shared or public INDOOR spaces on campus. 

Are masks required in private offices and cubes?

Masks are not required when employees are alone in their private office with the door closed. Those in private offices should wear a mask when someone comes to their office door or into their office or if the door is open. Masks should be worn in all public spaces, including cubicles. Face coverings do not need to be worn while eating or drinking. 

Are masks required in residence halls?

Students living in residence halls do not have to wear masks while with their roommate(s) in their assigned rooms. However, masks should be worn in all other public areas of the residence halls.

Where can I get a mask on campus?

Masks will be made available for students, staff, faculty and visitors for those who are presently without one. Distribution points are located at the AMU Information Desk, Marquette University Medical Clinic, Raynor Library, Zilber lobby, and through MUPD officers. Each school/college and residence hall have been provided a supply of cloth face coverings or disposable masks to distribute as needed. Non-logoed reusable masks are available through the Marquette School of Dentistry.

Access to supplies may be constrained as COVID protocols and needs vary in the coming months. The Marquette School of Dentistry is still able to provide PPE for departments who are not able to access product directly from suppliers at a reasonable cost. Please click here for the PPE Requisition form.