In continued alignment with the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s indoor mask guidance, and in response to Milwaukee’s “extreme transmission” status for COVID-19, Marquette University is REQUIRING all students, faculty, staff and visitors — regardless of vaccination status — to wear a mask when in shared or public INDOOR spaces on campus, effective Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Students living in residence halls do not have to wear masks while with their roommate(s) in their assigned rooms. Masks are not required when employees are alone in a private office. Masks do not need to be worn while eating or drinking.
Vaccination and masking are critical tools 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 and provide their vaccination information by August 30. Our Catholic, Jesuit mission and values call on us to care for each other and serve the common good.
The COVID-19 Response Team will continue to monitor area transmission rates and other public health factors to assess when we may be able to adjust mitigation strategies.
What to do if you experience COVID-19 symptoms
The university advises anyone, regardless of vaccination status, who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home, self-isolate and get tested. Unvaccinated individuals who come into close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days and get tested. Vaccinated individuals who come into close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19 do not need to quarantine, but should monitor for symptoms for 14 days and get tested. Individuals with a positive COVID-19 test are asked to fill out the voluntary disclosure form to aid in contact tracing.
For more information, visit the university’s COVID-19 website FAQs.