COVID Protocols -- 2022-2023 School Year
The health and safety of the community remain a high priority at Marquette University High School. The following health and safety updates are meant to advise students, parents, and staff on the MUHS protocols during all summer activities. Additional updates may be forthcoming as the situation evolves.
Face Mask Policy
MUHS administration, faculty, and staff are committed to creating a positive culture where personal health decisions, including the decision to wear or not wear a face-covering during school, will be embraced and welcomed. All members of the MUHS community are expected to respect the health decisions of others.
Face masks are optional. However, a COVID-19 positive case must wear a mask after returning to school for an additional 5 days (following the 5 day isolation period).
MUHS may expect masks to be worn by all students and employees, including both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, for all-school gatherings, assemblies, and liturgical celebrations where social distancing is not possible. Face masks are required for all individuals on school buses and vans per federal order. MUHS may require masks for all students regardless of vaccination status for certain activities such as indoor contact sports, chorus, or dances. This will be clearly communicated to participants. Students should have a mask with them for each school day.
Mask Requirement for Short-Term Periods
MUHS may implement universal masking for all individuals for a period of time when an increase in positive COVID-19 cases occurs within the school community. MUHS will declare a short-term mask requirement if the number of current COVID-19 positive cases reaches a substantial level, 3% of our total student and staff population. The short-term mask requirement would end when the confirmed positive COVID-19 cases drop below 1.5% of the MUHS student and staff population.
MUHS community members will be notified in advance if and when MUHS would begin or end a short-term mask requirement period. MUHS reserves the right to modify the criteria used to declare a mask requirement period over the course of the year to best protect the health and safety of the community.
Health Screenings and Illness Policy
MUHS encourages students, parents, and employees to monitor their health. Those who are experiencing COVID symptoms should stay home and return to school once symptom-free for 24 hours, regardless of vaccination status. Symptoms that do not necessitate absence from school include those commonly experienced by the individual, such as seasonal allergies or other regular health symptoms. In any case that a student tests positive for COVID-19, he or his parent must inform the School Nurse as soon as possible to be directed regarding the necessary period of isolation. In most cases, this will be 5 days after symptoms appeared or a positive test and no fever without fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours and improvement in any other symptoms.
MUHS will follow the CDC guidance regarding COVID-19 isolation and quarantine requirements. Everyone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 should stay home and isolate themselves from other people for at least 5 full days (day 1 is the date of the positive test for asymptomatic persons). If the infected person has no symptoms or the symptoms have improved the person may return to school after the required isolation period. They must wear a mask after returning to school for an additional 5 days. People who are confirmed to have COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 need to be isolated regardless of their vaccination status. This includes:
- People who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
Parents of students with a positive COVID diagnosis should inform the school nurse immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. The nurse will provide the approved date of return to school.
Students may receive a COVID-19 rapid antigen test at MUHS Main Office with a registration form completed by a parent. A registration is needed for every test completed. Please select "Non-public site" for location. The parent will create an account for themselves. Once done, complete an account for your son and link it to your account under the Patient Module. This only has to be done once. Once the Consent Form is checked for the minor, it will be active for one year. YOU MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT SET UP IN ORDER TO RECEIVE YOUR TEST RESULTS!
Hours: Weekdays 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. No appointment needed before 12 p.m. on school days. If coming after 12 p.m., please call to ensure someone is available.
Teachers may provide virtual learning for a student that is required to isolate because of testing positive for COVID-19. Whether to provide virtual instruction will be at the discretion of the individual teacher.
MUHS reserves the right to adjust, expand or remove any of these policies.