COVID-19 update: Students asked to begin preparing for end of semester

With about three weeks remaining in the fall 2020 semester, students are asked to begin preparing to leave campus for virtual final exams and winter break.

Additional information will be shared in the coming weeks to provide guidance on the end of the semester, including any testing, quarantine, and isolation protocols that may be necessary prior to a student’s departure.

Meantime, the university is asking students to prepare by continuing to be vigilant in exercising health and safety precautions to help slow the spread of COVID-19, particularly as Wisconsin continues to post record numbers of positive cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations.

  • Keep wearing those masks! Remember to wear a mask or cloth face covering when in public or around other people, indoors and outdoors.
  • Avoid gathering indoors in large groups. If you must get together with a small group of friends or some classmates, please wear a mask and try to maintain at least six feet of physical distance between you and others.
  • Turn to virtual events when possible. There are many opportunities for virtual get-togethers and socially distant programming on campus. Watch Marquette Todayand check MARQUEE for upcoming student events.
  • Call the Medical Clinic to get screened for a free COVID test. If you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus or if you received a red “stay home” screen from COVID Cheq, please contact the Marquette University Medical Clinic as soon as possible at (414) 288-7184 to schedule a free COVID-19 test.
  • If you get tested off-campus, alert the university immediately if you are positive for COVID-19. Any student who is tested off-campus for COVID-19 and receives a positive result must complete the self-disclosure formas soon as you get your results so that proper contact tracing can take place.
  • Complete COVID Cheq daily. Please continue to make a habit of completing COVID Cheq every day, seven days a week – this includes weekends! It’s important that students complete a daily symptom check including taking your temperature and completing the COVID Cheq screening questions.
  • Get a flu shot. There is still time to get a free flu shot on campus. Make an appointment online for the final flu clinic day on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the AMU, Lunda Room.

Taking these important steps can help ensure a smooth end to the fall semester and help protect students and their families when they return home.

Please watch Marquette Today for additional updates.