Madonna University’s updated COVID-19 response procedures, outlined below, are effective immediately. These align with the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
As additional guidance is provided, updates will be published on the University website coronavirus page, and in the Student and Employee Resources areas of MYPortal, as appropriate. The University’s procedures may change based on changing public health conditions or additional guidance from the CDC or MDHHS. All other policies with respect to the University’s COVID-19 response remain in place, including showing respect for the choices of others regarding mask-wearing, testing, vaccination, and other measures. Each of us has a personal responsibility to care about one another’s safety.
Masks are optional when on campus, with the following exceptions:
This masking policy may be updated based on CDC or MDHHS guidance.
COVID-19 testing or vaccinations are no longer provided through the University. Students, faculty, and staff who believe they have been exposed or who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should seek testing services and/or vaccinations from their healthcare provider, or other off-campus provider, that offers these services. They should also follow up with their healthcare provider to determine when they should quarantine and/or isolate, and when it is safe to return to campus. If it is determined that they should remain off-campus, employees must contact their supervisor and human resources immediately. The Campus Health Advisor (CHA), will advise the University administration on matters related to managing cases of COVID on campus.
Isolation is used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19. Those who are in isolation should stay home, or if they are residential students, stay in their room until it is safe for them to be around others. At home or in the residence halls, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, or wear a well-fitting mask when they need to be around others. Students in isolation should not attend in-person classes and should arrange with their faculty to attend classes remotely whenever possible. They also cannot participate in in-person extracurricular activities, including athletic practices, competitions, performing arts practices or performances, or in-person student organization meetings.
Daily screening via ReturnSafe is discontinued. Faculty, staff, and students should continue to self-monitor if they have any symptoms or believe they have been exposed.
Follow the decision trees below: if you believe you have been exposed, if you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have tested positive for COVID-19.
There are different reporting protocols for faculty, staff, and students; described in detail below.
If a faculty or staff member has been exposed and exhibits symptoms they should get tested. If they test positive, regardless of vaccination status, they should take the following steps:
PTO (Paid Time Off) will not be charged during the initial 5-day isolation period. However, normal PTO and short-term disability/FMLA policies may take effect starting after Day 5. Please contact Human Resources to discuss eligibility and/or other options for your absence.
If a student has been exposed to COVID-19 and exhibits symptoms, they should get tested. If they test positive, regardless of vaccination status, they should take the following steps:
Step 1: Complete the decision tree for testing positive.
Step 2: Promptly report your positive test using the COVID-19 test results form in MYPortal.
Step 3: If you have questions, contact the Campus Health Advisor (CHA) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The CHA also can be contacted via phone at 734-432-5321 during office hours, which are posted at the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Webpage.
Notwithstanding the general guidance contained in the decision tree above, the Campus Health Advisor will provide final guidance based on each student’s situation, taking into consideration guidance from the student’s healthcare provider as appropriate.
Online resources are available on the Portal for students under the Students tab, and faculty under the Faculty tab. Visit MY Portal for details.