Midwestern University COVID-19 Next Steps

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Midwestern University is carefully monitoring the latest developments regarding the coronavirus and has developed a purpose-driven, integrated plan that addresses the safety and security needs of faculty, staff, students, and the community we serve. The Midwestern University Response Team, led by Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University, has set a course for the University’s actions based on the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and public health departments. Key factors in their decision-making process include the development of health screening protocols, ongoing sanitation of all facilities, and enhanced training and procedures for the health and safety of all.

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MWU Clinics

The clinics have remained open for emergency care and comprehensive healthcare services. The health and safety of our patients is our top priority, and we have increased our already vigorous cleaning protocols, adopted the best practices for patient safety, and implemented appropriate social distancing. Visit https://www.mwuclinics.com/ for more information.

Students

The University has already hosted successful virtual orientation programs for new students and virtual commencement ceremonies to celebrate the significant accomplishments of our graduates. Many of our classes will remain in an online format with faculty mentoring students throughout their coursework. The University have welcomed additional students to our campuses for classes this fall and winter. The University will continue to monitor the health and safety of our campus community and implement additional strategies to provide a safe learning environment for all.   

Faculty and Staff

Many Midwestern faculty and staff who provide essential services have been working on our campuses, while others have been working from home.  We are now able to gradually return more faculty and staff to campus based on a schedule that meets operational and student needs. Prior to returning to campus, members of the University community received additional training about safety standards, new health procedures, and expectations to ensure the University is meeting or exceeding public health guidelines.

Ongoing Plans

Midwestern University has implemented a careful and comprehensive plan, knowing that the well-being, health, and safety of our community comes first. We have returned to an active and thriving campus.

COVID Diagnosis Protocols

Newly Diagnosed with COVID-19

All members of the Midwestern University community should notify the appropriate person, as set forth below, if they are diagnosed with COVID-19.

  • Students
    Students should email the Student Services COVID Response team at
    StudentCOVIDTeam@midwestern.edu. The Clinical Specialist or designee will contact the student to gather information to assist us in conducting contact tracing and initiating quarantine when appropriate.
  • Faculty and Staff
    Faculty and staff should notify the HR COVID Team at HRCOVIDTeam@midwestern.edu. You will be requested to complete an Intake Form to provide information regarding your on-campus activities to assist us in conducting contact tracing.

Whom should I contact with further questions?

Please continue to monitor the University's web site for additional information and updates, as well as the CDC. If you have urgent additional questions, please contact:

For students, contact studentcovidteam@midwestern.edu

For faculty and staff, contact hrcovidteam@midwestern.edu

For the public, contact communications@midwestern.edu

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