Our ability to protect ourselves against COVID-19 has evolved as our knowledge of the disease has increased and better treatments have become widely available. In many ways, the response to COVID-19 has shifted to individual risk assessment and adoption of vaccination, testing, masking, and interaction with others (including travel) that align with that individual risk. Members of our campus community are encouraged to take several actions to further reduce the spread of the virus and the disruption it can have on our daily lives. For the latest information and updates related to COVID-19, please visit the U-M Health Response website at: https://healthresponse.umich.edu/.
Masking: Masks are optional for most indoor spaces on campus. Please respect the decisions of others in our community who choose to wear a mask based on individual risk assessment. The University policy for masking can be found here.
Vaccinations: U-M public health officials encourage everyone to stay up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, including the bivalent dose and any future recommended doses. More information is available here.
When we all work together to follow public health guidelines, it slows the spread of COVID-19. Here’s how you can help keep campus healthy:
- Get vaccinated against COVID-19, including any additional recommended boosters.
- Wear a face covering indoors when around others in areas of high transmission.
- Get tested before attending social activities.
- Get tested after close contact exposures, and be sure to wear a mask for the appropriate time frame based on your exposure.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.