COVID-19 update: All Wisconsin residents 16 and older to be eligible for the vaccine April 5; Marquette’s testing site to close Easter weekend

Yesterday Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that everyone ages 16 and over will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, April 5. Read the full press release online.

With increased vaccine supply and an accelerated vaccination pace in recent weeks, Wisconsin is able to push the eligibility date four weeks earlier than expected.

NOTE: Marquette’s COVID-19 testing site will be closed Friday, April 2, through Sunday, April 3, for the holiday weekend. Students who need to be tested during this time should go to other sites; see testing sites near you.

Marquette will not receive vaccine supply the week of April 5. See vaccination sites near you.

The Marquette community is reminded that, despite the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent decision, the City of Milwaukee’s mask mandate continues.

Important reminders:

  • The State of Wisconsin, NOT Marquette University, determines vaccine eligibility criteria. More information on the state’s eligibility requirements is available online.
  • You must get both doses at the same facility
    If you get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine off campus, you cannot get your second dose at Marquette. Second doses are automatically allocated by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to the vaccination site that provided your first dose. If you received your dose elsewhere, including out of state, that site is responsible for your second dose.
  • Once fully vaccinated, you should still wear your mask, practice social distancing, avoid crowds, wash your hands often and complete the daily COVID Cheq.
    Please remember that completing the daily COVID Cheq survey remains a key mitigation tool for campus. Per the CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms of COVID-19, especially following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. If symptoms develop, all people – regardless of vaccination status – should isolate and be clinically evaluated for COVID-19.
  • For vaccine help, Wisconsin residents can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline at (844) 684-1064. Milwaukee County also created HealthyMKE, a COVID-19 vaccine resource website.