'Confirmed cluster': Marquette University moves entire floor out of residence hall to quarantine
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- Marquette University is quarantining students from an entire floor of a residence hall for 14 days beginning Friday, March 5.
The university announced that all third floor residents of O'Donnell Hall are required to quarantine in the near-campus location, even if they recently had a negative COVID-19 test.
"This is in response to a confirmed cluster of increasing COVID-19 cases among O'Donnell residents, which was identified through on-campus testing," the university said on their website.
The move is in coordination with the Milwaukee Health Department.
The university will transport all residents of the third floor to the quarantine location. All first and second-floor residents in O'Donnell Hall who have not been tested for COVID-19 this week will be required to be tested on Monday, March 8.
The university goes on to say residents will be contacted with an appointment time for testing, and that residents who have had a positive test in the past 90 days will not be re-tested and do not need to be quarantined. Those residents, however, must provide proof of a positive result.
Additional steps the university has taken to help O'Donnell Hall third floor residents in quarantine can be found here.