COVID-19 Self-Screening App

Madonna University is excited to partner with ReturnSafe to provide an easy way to self-screen.
ReturnSafe App Overview and FAQ

There is also a web-based option for visitors or if you don't have a Smartphone:
Web-based ReturnSafe

Campus COVID-19 Update

Update: March 21, 2022

Mask Update

Thank you for your extensive efforts to keep Madonna University safe, and for caring for one another throughout the pandemic. Please maintain that compassionate, kind, respectful Crusader spirit as we move to a mask-optional campus in most spaces, effective Monday, March 28. This change reflects updated CDC guidelines and low-to-no positive cases on campus for the past four weeks.

Please be aware that our University community has individuals who are vulnerable to severe illness or who are caring for vulnerable individuals. Their safety is a serious concern. We encourage mask-wearing if you feel at risk or when you are in close proximity to others who communicate they are at risk. As a true reflection of who we are as caring Crusaders, we must respect those who continue to wear a mask and/or social distance.

Faculty may require masks in classes and if so, will communicate this information on course syllabi and other means to all students in the class. Masks may also be required by faculty and staff in certain offices, areas, or events where there is elevated risk. If masks are required, the requirement will be clearly communicated. Masks are optional but highly recommended for indoor athletic events.

We will continue to use the ReturnSafe app for daily screening. All other University policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic remain in place, including:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms, stay away from campus until tested and cleared to return by the Campus Health Center.
  • Social distance when there are large numbers of people.
  • Wash your hands frequently.

Our COVID-19 safety practices will be updated as needed, based on changes in our COVID case data, and guidance from the CDC and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

The best way to be protected from serious illness is to get vaccinated and boosted when eligible. Vaccines are safe, free, effective, and easily available on campus. The CDC has noted that when infections occur among vaccinated people, they tend to be mild.

A COVID-19 vaccination and booster clinic will be held Tuesday, March 22, from 4-7 p.m., in the Madonna Library for Madonna students, employees and their families and friends. The Moderna vaccine will be administered at the clinic. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccination options from the Campus Health Center, 734-432-5450, or email campushealthofficer@madonna.edu.

COVID-19 Cases

New Cases Winter 2022 include students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior week ending on Sunday. New cases are included in the cumulative total. Cumulative Cases Winter 2022 are all known student or employee cases since January 1, 2022. New and cumulative case counts include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection.

Updates will be provided each Monday here.

New Cases 

Winter 2022



Cumulative Cases 

Winter 2022



updated April 19, 2022

Update: January 21, 2022

Updated hours for COVID testing for MU students and staff at the Campus Health Center:

Friday, Jan. 21, no testing, Vaccination Clinic only
Sat., Jan. 22, 10 a.m. – Noon
Monday, Jan. 24, 4-6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27, -- no testing
Friday, Jan. 28, 4-6 p.m.

Other nearby testing sites in Livonia can be found here, call ahead to see if appointments are needed.

Update: January 14, 2022

The Campus Health Clinic will be distributing the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines/boosters to Madonna students, employees, and their family and friends on the following days:

Monday, Jan. 17, Noon – 3 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., 3:15-4:30 p.m.

Please schedule a time for your vaccination/booster by contacting the Health Center at campushealthofficer@madonna.edu, or 734-432-5464. If you cannot make any of these times, please contact the Health Center and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Update: January 11, 2022

Madonna University’s highest priority is the safety of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. As a way to keep our University community informed, the following dashboard, for the 2021-2022 academic year, shows the latest numbers regarding COVID-19, for the main campus in Livonia. The Fall Semester closed with a total of 154 positive cases.  

New Cases Winter 2022 include students and employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the prior week ending on Sunday. New cases are included in the cumulative total. Cumulative Cases Winter 2022 are all known student or employee cases since January 1, 2022. New and cumulative case counts include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection.

Update: October 1, 2021

Mask requirement continues

On the recommendation of the University’s Chief Health Officer Dr. Judy McKenna, and in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the August 27th amendment to the Fall Semester 2021 Plan for Safe, Full-Capacity Operation requiring students, faculty, staff, and visitors to wear face coverings indoors, remains in effect, with the following exceptions:

  • private offices (when others are not present or when the parties are vaccinated and socially-distanced)
  • residence hall rooms
  • vaccinated student-athletes and performing art students during indoor competition or performances
  • instructors only in lecture halls where the instructor is vaccinated and is six feet or more away from the students 

It is the responsibility of all University employees and students to ensure that guests follow this policy.

This amendment will continue through the end of the semester and until the situation warrants a change in policy.

If you are experiencing any symptoms or have questions about the vaccine, please reach out to the Campus Health Center at 734-432-5450. Nursing faculty and students are on hand to put your mind at ease by answering questions, administering COVID-19 tests, and providing vaccination information and resources. 

Please continue to practice social distancing as much as possible and use the ReturnSafe app to aid in contact tracing and to report your vaccination status.

Thank you for doing your part to keep your Madonna community safe and healthy.

Update: August 27, 2021

Mask requirement for Fall Semester 2021 

Effective immediately, Madonna University’s Fall Semester 2021 Plan for Safe, Full-Capacity Operation is amended by the addition of the following:

In response to the current variants of COVID-19 and in accordance with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), all individuals on the Madonna University Campus, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors, will be required to wear face coverings when indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Exceptions to this requirement are private offices (when others are not present) and residence hall rooms.

It is the responsibility of all University employees and students to ensure that guests follow this policy.

This amendment will continue until October 1, 2021, at which time it will be revised or extended based on then current guidelines and mandates.

Update: July 27, 2021

Madonna University’s Fall Semester 2021 Plan for Safe, Full-Capacity Operations

Madonna University’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic reflects our Felician Franciscan values:

  • Respect for the Dignity of Each Person
  • Peace and Justice
  • Reverence for Creation
  • Education for Truth and Service

Our plan balances respect for the individual concerns, beliefs, and risks of each member of our community, with our responsibility to provide a high-quality, service-oriented, educational experience, as safely as possible. We will continue to monitor pandemic safety requirements as they evolve from the Federal Government, State of Michigan, and county health departments, as well as the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The plan was prepared with input from all areas of the University, and it addresses resumption of normal operations at the University’s Livonia and Southfield campuses for the Fall Semester 2021.

Everyone associated with the University recognizes there is a risk of contracting the virus at the University or anywhere. With that being said, the health, welfare, and safety of Madonna students, faculty, and staff is the utmost priority of the University. To manage COVID-19 risk factors and to safely resume normal, full-capacity operations for the 2021-2022 academic year, Madonna University will take full advantage of the unique benefits of its personalized instruction ethos, large park-like campus, and the expertise of its renowned nursing program.

The Campus Health Center, headed by the Chief Health Officer, will continue to provide necessary COVID-19 testing, monitoring of the status of the overall University health environment, and the coordination of contact tracing and mitigation activities. The Campus Health Center also will coordinate vaccination clinics as needed. As the federal, state or local guidance changes over the course of the academic year, Madonna will continue to reevaluate and update its plan accordingly.

In addition to health and safety guidelines, this document outlines the University’s plans for academics, athletics and performing arts, events and gatherings, food services, information technology, and residence halls.

This plan, along with each Madonna community member’s commitment to following it, will help us continue to keep the Madonna flame burning brightly in the safest manner possible.

All faculty members, staff, and students are expected to continue to adhere to the Madonna Cares Pledge and agree to follow all guidelines in this document, and applicable University policies and procedures.

Full-Capacity Plan Details - July 27, 2021

Update: June 9, 2021

Madonna Launches Crusaders Care Vaccine Campaign

Madonna University is excited to announce the Crusaders Care campaign, joining the White House and U.S. Department of Education in the COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge.  Madonna students who are vaccinated for the Coronavirus and enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester are eligible to participate in weekly drawings for a chance to win up to $1,000 in tuition credit, and also will receive a $10 gift certificate from the Spirit Store.  Enter the Crusaders Care Vaccine Benefit Drawing.

Update: May 4, 2021

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Campus Thursday, May 6

Madonna University, in partnership with Hometown Pharmacy, will provide a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, May 6, 2021, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  The clinic will be held at the Campus Health Center in the Diponio Building, 36200 Schoolcraft Road (North Entrance).
The immunization provided will be the single-shot Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine. A COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient Fact Sheet is available here, and CDC information about the vaccine.

Space is limited, so book your appointment here today!  This clinic is provided at no cost to you. You will receive an e-mail confirmation, appointment reminders, as well as text reminders by default. 

Before your appointment
Print out and complete the attached form. You will need to bring to your appointment the completed form, photo ID, and a photo-copy of your insurance card. Lack of insurance does not make you ineligible for the vaccine.
At your appointment
Your appointment should take only 20-30 minutes.  After your vaccination you will be asked to wait 15 minutes, then you can return to your regular schedule.
If you have questions
Please contact the Campus Health Center at 734-432-5450, or via e-mail at campushealthofficer@madonna.edu
If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment
We encourage you to do so as soon as possible, so that someone else can take advantage of your original timeslot.  The link to manage your booking will be in the e-mail confirmation.

Update: January 18, 2021

Winter Semester Begins as Planned Jan. 18, 2021 

Madonna University welcomes students and faculty back to campus for on-campus classes for the Winter Semester on January 18, 2021. Classes are offered as scheduled unless federal, state, or local health department mandates or related guidelines change.

Courses will be delivered on-ground, online, and in the hybrid (online/on-ground) format by adhering to the safety measures outlined in the Reopening Plan listed below. Because the health and safety of our students, staff, faculty, and community members remains our top priority, we will continue these safety measures and use of the ReturnSafe self-screening contact tracing app in compliance with the guidelines set forth by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.   

Instructions to download the ReturnSafe contact tracing app for iPhone and Android users can be found in the ReturnSafe App Overview and FAQ. The web-based ReturnSafe app for visitors can be found here. 

Mask-up, social distance, and wash your hands frequently.  Welcome back. Have a safe and successful semester!

For any health-related questions, contact the Campus Health Center at campushealthofficer@madonna.edu or 734-432-5450.


A Message To Our Alumni and Friends

Healthcare Heroes

from President Michael A. Grandillo

We are lifted up by our more than 50,000 alumni, friends, and religious members around the world who support us and send us their prayers. And I can tell you this: Madonna community members, especially alumni nurses, police officers; first responders, social workers, doctors, researchers, teachers, volunteers, and community activists, are doing everything they can in this fight against the virus. Even our nursing faculty members work in COVID-19 units on weekends. These heroic Crusaders embody the Madonna spirit and inspire generosity and commitment.

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Students and Faculty Resources for Online Course Delivery

Online resources are available on the Portal for students under the Students tab, and faculty under the Faculty tab. Visit MY Portal for details.

MY Portal
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Staff Resources for Working Remotely

Online tools and resources are available on the Portal for employees under the Employee Help tab. Visit MY Portal for details.

MY Portal