What to do if you are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive

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The university advises anyone, regardless of vaccination status, who experiences symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home, self-isolate and get tested. Students should contact the Marquette University Medical Clinic COVID Help Line at 414-288-7184 to make an appointment for testing. Additional testing information is available on the City of Milwaukee Health Department website.

The below quarantine and isolation directions are in alignment with the new CDC guidance and will take effect Jan. 18, 2022:

For residence hall students:

  1. If you test positive for COVID-19: Isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms, but the isolation period can be shortened to 5 days if you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving and you do not have a fever. Wear a well-fitted mask when around others for 5 additional days. Information on isolation spaces is provided by the university. If you are taking in-person classes, please contact your instructors to arrange alternate assignments, if possible, during this isolation period. Please note the attendance policy guidance.
  2. If you have been a close contact:
    • Unvaccinated or vaccinated but not boosted: Quarantine for 10 days from last known exposure as directed by the Marquette University Medical Clinic. Please contact your residence hall or apartment director to arrange quarantine space. Monitor for symptoms, and if you become symptomatic, get tested. It is recommended you test at least 5 days after exposure even if you do not have symptoms. The quarantine period can be shortened if you are asymptomatic and have a negative PCR test that was collected on day 5 or later and has been verified by the Medical Clinic. You can attend medical appointments and food service to get a grab and go meal. If you are taking in-person classes, please contact your instructors to arrange alternate assignments, if possible, during this quarantine period.
    • Fully vaccinated and boosted: Wear a well-fitted mask when around others at home and in public for 10 days and monitor for symptoms. If you become symptomatic, self-isolate and get tested. It is recommended you test at least 5 days after exposure even if you do not have symptoms. Avoid travel, eating around others, being around those who are high-risk and places where you’re unable to wear a mask. 

For all other members of the campus community:  

  1. If you test positive for COVID-19: Isolate for 10 days, but the isolation period can be shortened to 5 days if you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are resolving and you do not have a fever. Wear a well-fitted mask when around others for 5 additional days.
  2. If you have been a close contact:
    • Unvaccinated or vaccinated but not boosted: Quarantine for 10 days from last known exposure. After 5 days you may leave quarantine only if you 1) remain asymptomatic and 2) have uploaded a negative PCR test that was taken on day 5 or later, and you have received notification from the Medical Clinic or HR that the test results have been verified. After receiving verification, you can leave quarantine but must wear a well-fitted mask when around others for 5 additional days.
      1. Note: if your exposure was off-campus (such as through a family member or friend), please complete the self-disclosure form at the start of your quarantine.
    • Fully vaccinated and boosted: Wear a well-fitted mask around others for 10 days. Monitor for symptoms. If you become symptomatic, self-isolate and get tested.

Additional Information

Should you become symptomatic or test positive in the future, please complete the voluntary disclosure form and upload proof of positive test to allow Marquette to more accurately trace cases and ensure that you are receiving services.

Please find more details about quarantine, isolation and testing information from the MU Medical Clinic.

 

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