COVID-19 dashboard for campus community now available

As Marquette prepares to reopen in the fall, the health and safety of the campus community remains a top priority. The COVID-19 Response Team has outlined a draft five-step Recovery Plan that will lead to a phased approach for reopening the Marquette University campus.

To provide transparency around the number of COVID-19 cases on campus, the university has launched a coronavirus dashboard.

The dashboard is available on Marquette’s coronavirus website and is updated weekly, beginning Friday, July 17. This frequency is consistent with local government updates.

The dashboard details the current reported COVID-19 cases among faculty, staff and students in or around the Marquette University campus community (i.e., students living on campus or near campus, commuter students and employees working on campus). It does NOT include students or employees who have not been on campus in the past two weeks (i.e., those who are learning/working remotely or those who are off campus this semester for other reasons).

The dashboard displays the number of newly reported cases per week as of 4 p.m. each Thursday, as well as the cumulative number of cases since March 26, 2020. Cases are reported to Marquette through Milwaukee or other health departments, the Marquette Medical Clinic and the university voluntary disclosure form.

Efficient and reliable testing for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is an important part of the risk mitigation strategy. Contact tracing remains a function of the local health department. However, Marquette will continue to assist with contact tracing and notification to members of the campus community who need to isolate as a result of a positive case.

Faculty, staff and students are reminded to complete the voluntary disclosure form if diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, as this greatly enhances contact tracing and reducing the spread of the virus.

This project was a collaboration among the Medical Clinic, the Office of Institutional Research and analysis, and the Office of Marketing and Communication.

Information for Milwaukee County can be found at the County’s online COVID dashboard. City of Milwaukee information is also available online.

With questions, complete the contact form on the coronavirus site.