Updated April 2
2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
University of Michigan health professionals have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 over the past two months.
Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease, both within our community and in the broader society. The changes we have implemented follow the general public health principle of limiting the interaction of people within larger groups to diminish disease transmission and protect everyone in our communities, particularly the most vulnerable.
Important COVID-19 updates:
- Classes are being offered in alternative formats – not meeting in person through April 21, the last day of classes this semester.
- All U-M events, and events organized by others on our campuses, are canceled until at least April 21.
- All commencement ceremonies are being postponed to a future date.
- All exams will take place remotely. Students are encouraged to go home to their permanent residence.
- U-M libraries and museums and workout facilities are closed until further notice.
- MDining is offering boxed meals during specific hours of the day.
- U-M is suspending all international and domestic air travel until at least April 21, with rare exceptions requiring approval.
- All U-M education abroad programs have been altered or suspended.
- Avoid gathering socially in groups larger than 10.
- Members of the U-M community have tested positive for COVID-19. The Washtenaw County Health Department is the source of updates and information on positive cases in the county.
This is a rapidly evolving situation. U-M officials and medical experts, in close coordination with the state and local public health experts, are closely monitoring for developments and will offer additional guidance to the university community as soon as it is available.
Read the latest U-M guidelines from President Schlissel on Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, spring and summer courses to go remote.
For medical related questions, please call your doctor. Michigan Medicine patients with questions about symptoms, home management or advice should call the Michigan Medicine COVID-19 hotline at 734-763-6336. Questions about COVID-19? Call the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, 7 days a week 8am-5pm.
This site will be updated as additional guidance becomes available.
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