July 14 COVID-19 Town Hall video now available; event focused on health protocols, academic planning and residence life

On Tuesday afternoon, nearly 1,000 faculty, staff and students gathered virtually for another COVID-19 Town Hall, which focused on health protocols, academic planning and residence life.

Dr. Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs, moderated the event. Rev. Jim Voiss, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, offered an invocation.

President Michael R. Lovell shared opening remarks in which he emphasized the importance of the health and safety of the Marquette community as the university plans to reopen in the fall. “Marquette’s COVID-19 Response Team continues to develop innovative processes to optimize the testing, tracing and quarantining capabilities that are focused on keeping our community safe,” President Lovell said. “I want to be clear—our plan is to reopen only if it is safe to do so. We are working on several contingencies to allow us to pivot as needed.”

Various members of the Response Team then offered updates on Marquette’s recovery planning process and responded to questions. The event was recorded and is available via YouTube.

The Marquette community is encouraged to frequently visit the university’s dedicated coronavirus website to learn more about each of the response team sub-committees. Responses to all questions that were asked during the town hall will also be shared on the FAQs page.

Faculty, staff and students with additional questions should complete the online form on the COVID website or contact the appropriate COVID-19 Response Team lead, listed on the university’s coronavirus website.

Watch Marquette Today for future town hall dates.