Screening for Exposure to COVID-19

The Office of Research and Innovation at Marquette University is asking that all research participants as well as visitors to research spaces complete a short screening for exposure to COVID-19 or symptoms of illness before they are scheduled for any study-related visits and in-person interactions for research purposes.  This specific screening procedure does not require IRB approval.

Instructions: Please contact all research participants and visitors to campus research space prior to their arrival and talk them through this screening tool to ensure compliance with current CDC recommendations. If participants or guests cannot be screened, please postpone their research session until screening can take place.

  1. Have you had any of the following symptoms in the past two weeks, even if they were mild?
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  2. Have you had close contact* with a person who is under investigation for possible COVID-19? *Close contact is defined by the CDC as (a) being within~6 feet of a COVID-19 case for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can occur while caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room with a COVID-19 case OR (b) having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g., being coughed on).
  3. In the past two weeks and consistent with Marquette guidelines on Covid-19 (https://www.marquette.edu/coronavirus/), have you visited a country or US state with known community transmission or facility with ongoing occurrence of COVID-19?

If the participant or visitor to the research area answers yes to any of the three questions, postpone their visit and do not allow them to attend the session or visit the area. Please recommend they contact their primary care provider or similar.

NB. Keep in mind that decisions about in-person visits should be especially conservative for people at higher risk per public health recommendations:

  • Over 60 years of age
  • Underlying health conditions including heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
  • Weakened immune systems
  • Pregnant