Health and Safety
The health and safety of the entire University School of Milwaukee community was at the forefront of the school’s 2020–21 reopening plan, shared with families in August of 2020, and it continued to be the primary driver in all decision making. The primary goal of every decision that was made was to keep students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible while on campus while doing everything possible to prevent any spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community.
USM worked closely with the North Shore Health Department as the school monitored the COVID-19 data in the area, and also worked with other area health departments as needed. In addition, an internal USM health and safety team worked closely with medical professionals in various fields to assist the school in creating and modifying policies and protocols.
- When were parents advised to keep a child at home, either for a sick day or for distance learning, if he/she was feeling well enough to participate?
- Did USM require regular testing of students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19?
- In what situations was a child (or a faculty or staff member) required to isolate or quarantine at home?
- What happened if an individual showed symptoms of COVID-19 while on campus?
- What was the protocol for an individual's return to campus following isolation or quarantine at home?
- What happened with the rest of the USM community when a student, faculty, or staff member tested positive for COVID-19?