90% of students vaccinated; faculty and staff have until Aug. 30 to upload vaccine information

Vaccination is a critical tool to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. As of Aug. 12, more than 90% of Marquette students enrolled for fall 2021 have submitted proof of vaccination for COVID-19 — our goal is for faculty and staff to meet or exceed that number.

Faculty and staff are strongly encouraged to upload proof of COVID-19 vaccine to the MU Patient Portal by midnight on Aug. 30.

Employees who do not upload proof of COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 30 will be required to participate in mandatory COVID-19 testing, complete the daily COVID Cheq screening process, quarantine for 14 days if they came into close contact with someone infected with COVID-19, and follow all other university-wide protocols related to COVID-19 mitigation. Unvaccinated individuals should also follow CDC guidelines for unvaccinated individuals.

FDA approves Pfizer vaccine
On Aug. 23, the Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine for people 16 and older — making it the first to be fully licensed for use in the United States. Read more.

Gov. Evers launches $100 COVID-19 vaccine reward program to encourage Wisconsinites to get vaccinated
On Aug. 23, Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that Wisconsin residents who receive their first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine from a Wisconsin provider between Aug. 20 and Sept. 6 can collect a $100 Visa gift card. Wisconsinites ages 12 and older are eligible for the reward, and proof of insurance, I.D., or citizenship are not required to be eligible for the vaccine or to receive the $100 reward.

For more information on the reward program, visit the DHS $100 reward page or call 844-684-1064. Language assistance is available. To find a COVID-19 vaccine location in your community, visit vaccines.gov or call 2-1-1 or 877-947-2211.