College and university classrooms, residence halls, and event spaces, support numerous, classes, activities, and events where students, employees, and community members interact, which are opportunities for the transmission of illness.
The most recent information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) addresses specific guidance for these settings. As additional CDC and MDHHS guidance is provided or public health conditions change, updates to Madonna University’s procedures and policy will be made and will be published on the University website and in the Student and Employee Resources areas of MYPortal, as appropriate.
Communicable diseases are illnesses that spread from one person to another or from a surface or a food to a person. Examples include influenza, norovirus (stomach flu), and COVID-19.
For conditions in which a vaccine is available, getting vaccinated when possible is one of the best methods to reduce the likelihood of illness. Additionally, there are actions that can further reduce the risk of illness including:
Those who serve in the following roles,
and who observe three or more individuals in a specific class, workgroup, student organization, or athletic program showing similar symptoms of illness over a seven-to-ten-day period, should report this using the Communicable Disease Reporting Form on MYPortal. You must be logged in to MYPortal to access the link.
Additional Requirements are required for COVID-19. Below are additional considerations and responses to COVID-19.
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 another off-campus provider that offers these services. Individuals 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.
For employees, if it is determined that they should remain off-campus, employees must contact their supervisor and human resources immediately.
The Campus Health Advisor 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.
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. These protocols are described in detail below.
There are different reporting protocols for faculty, staff, and students; described in detail below.
If a faculty or staff member tests positive, regardless of vaccination status, they should take the following steps:
Normal PTO and/or Short-term Disability/FMLA policies will be followed for eligible employees. Please note: In some cases, an employee may be allowed to work from home. The option to work from home must be approved by the supervisor. Supervisors must contact Human Resources to discuss options for absences.
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: Complete and submit the Communicable Disease Reporting Form on MYPortal and notify your instructor/advisor. You must be logged in to MYPortal to access the link.
Step 3: Isolate for 5 days following an initial positive test (the date of the initial test is day 0). Whether you have symptoms or not, seek healthcare advice from your healthcare provider.
Step 4: If you have questions, contact the Campus Health Advisor (CHA) at email@example.com. The CHA also can be contacted via phone at 734-432-5450.
Notwithstanding the general guidance contained in the decision tree above, the Campus Health Advisor will provide final guidance based on each student’s situation and what is best for the health of the University community.
Online resources are available on the Portal for students under the Students tab, and faculty under the Faculty tab. Visit MY Portal for details.