FAQS: Spring 2021 Return to Campus

Welcome back! Please take a moment to review our COVID-19 campus policies.

If you have any questions, contact COVID Response Coordinator Amy Dedow directly at dedowa@mtmary.edu or (414) 930-3637.

Attendance Policies

Q: What if I want to attend my class virtually? 

A: You can complete a change in format request. Your faculty member will reach out to you regarding next steps. If you decide that you would like to change your class format after the semester begins, you will still need to complete the format change request form. 

Each faculty member has expectations and policies about attending in-person or virtually and if you need approval to move from one to the other (minus being in quarantine). Be sure to communicate with your individual faculty about attendance expectations this semester.

COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Q: Have any campus policies changed since last semester?

A: Last semester’s campus safety procedures remain in place:

  • Masks must be worn at all times on campus. Nose and mouth covered at all times unless eating or drinking.
  • Social distancing means 6 feet between you and others at all times.
  • Furniture in classrooms, meeting spaces and common areas are configured for social distancing; please do not move furniture.

COVID-19 Policies and Testing

Q: Do I still need to fill out the daily health form?

A: Yes! Complete the student health survey EVERY day before you come to campus. Learn how to add a home screen icon to your phone HERE.

Q: What if I have tested positive, was exposed or if I have symptoms?

A: If you have had exposure or are experiencing symptoms, fill out your student health survey ASAP. You do not need to wait until your next planned visit to campus/class.

Q: Should I inform my instructors?

A: This is not necessary. Mount Mary has a notification system in place that begins once you fill out the student health survey. Mount Mary’s COVID Response Coordinator, Amy Dedow (dedowa@mtmary.edu, (414) 930-3637) will inform your faculty if you need to be quarantined.

Student Health Survey

Here are some common questions regarding the student health survey:

Q: What happens if I get a red light after filling out my health screen?

A: Do not come to campus. If you are a resident, stay in your room until contacted for next steps.

Q: What if I have symptoms that are common to me?

A: Keep in mind that the form is asking if you are experiencing any new onset symptoms (not chronic or routine to you). So if you have had issues with allergies or headaches regularly in the past, take the time to assess for yourself if the symptoms you are having now are related to a longstanding issue or are new for you.

Q: What is considered “close contact” with someone who has tested positive for COVID? 

A: You are exposed if any of the following situations happened within the last 14 days:

  • I had direct physical contact with the person (for example, a hug, kiss or handshake)
  • I spent more than 15 minutes in close proximity (6-feet) to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 while not wearing a mask.

Quarantine Policies

How long would I need to quarantine if I …

  • Had COVID-19 exposure?
    Students must quarantine for 14 days from the onset of exposure. Regardless if you test negative or not, you will need to remain in quarantine for the full 14 days from the date of exposure to the positive case. This is because COVID-19 can have up to a 14-day incubation period.
  • Am having symptoms?
    Students must quarantine for 14 days from the onset of symptoms. If there is no exposure to a person who tested positive, then the students quarantine may end after receiving a negative test result and being symptom free for 24 hours. (Negative test result must be shared with COVID-19 Response Coordinator prior to release from quarantine.)
  • Have tested positive for COVID?
    Students who test positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days after the exposure date, with 24 hours symptom-free without taking fever-reducing medication.

You will not be allowed to return to class until cleared by the COVID-19 Response Coordinator or a member of the Student Affairs team assigned to your case.

Testing Resources

Q: How do I get a test? 

A: Follow this link to Free Community Testing Sites. In addition, Progressive Community Health Center on 35th and Lisbon will do testing for anyone with symptoms, by appointment only. If you are experiencing cold/flu-like symptoms contact the clinic before coming in. Same-day testing is often available.


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