Fall Update - August 12, 2022

As Muskingum University prepares to welcome students to another successful academic year, the Health and Safety has monitored health conditions on campus and in our community closely.  After reviewing applicable federal, state, and local guidance, the University has developed COVID-19 policies to ensure the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

In preparation for the 2022-2023 academic year, the Information for Students and Families has been updated with information regarding COVID-19 policies, including return-to-campus testing, masking, vaccinations, and quarantine and isolation guidelines.

The University encourages students to take a COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to moving in or, if the student does not live on campus, before attending their first class.  At this time, the University does not intend to conduct surveillance testing.We intend to maintain our mask optional policy on campus.  All members of the campus community and guests should carry a mask (that covers the wearer’s nose and mouth) at all times, as you may be required to wear a mask in certain settings.  We will continue to respect the comfort levels and privacy of anyone who may prefer to continue to wear a mask, regardless of the reason.  Questions about the policy should be submitted on the COVID webpage.

Members of the Muskingum community may wish to consider limiting close, personal interactions as much as possible.  This may help to limit the spread of COVID-19 to others.  Otherwise, there are no requirements to maintain social distancing.

Students and employees should monitor their health closely each day.

  • Any employee who tests positive for COVID-19 must notify the Human Resources Office. Individuals who test positive will be placed into isolation.  The Human Resources Office will conduct appropriate contact tracing.
  • Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 must notify the Student Health Center.  Students who test positive will be sent home to isolate, and the Student Health Center will conduct appropriate contact tracing. 

In the event that a student or employee is identified as a close contact to somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19, any individual who has an up to date COVID-19 vaccination will not need to quarantine.  Students should follow the instructions provided by the Student Health Center, and faculty/staff should follow the instructions provided by the Human Resources Office.

These measures are designed to protect the health and safety of the campus community and to return individuals to their regular activities as quickly as possible.

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