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Roughly one-third of Marquette's dorms to be used for DNC guests

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Posted at 2:06 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 15:06:14-04

MILWAUKEE — Roughly one-third of Marquette University's dorms will be used for Democratic National Convention guests, Lynn Griffith, a university spokesperson said.

It is not clear how many people will be staying in Milwaukee hotels, but Marquette will see its fair share of guests. Given the coronavirus pandemic, Marquette also said it will not accept any more room reservations given social distancing requirements and hygiene concerns.

The university said that all guests staying on campus will have to abide by the school's COVID-19 guidelines. That includes wearing a face mask whenever in public, daily temperature checks, and physical distancing. If anyone begins to exhibit symptoms of the coronavirus, they will be quarantined in an off-site location.

This comes after the DNC has scaled back its operations considerably given the risk of the coronavirus pandemic. Many delegates will not be coming to the convention and everyone in attendance will be required to wear a masks, take daily COVID-19 tests, and adhere to strict social distancing guidelines.

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