Updated July 8

2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

The University of Michigan announced its public-health-informed plan for fall which includes a blend of in-person and remote classes, an adjusted academic calendar and an emphasis on the use of face coverings, social distancing and other public health measures.

The details of the fall semester are being guided by public health experts paired with guidance from the U-M community.

President Mark Schlissel made the announcement June 22 in a video message and email to the campus community. The chancellors of UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint also announced plans specific to those campuses. More details are posted on the Campus Maize and Blueprint website.

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Important COVID-19 updates:

  • Fall classes will be delivered in a variety of formats including in-person, remote and a hybrid mix of in-person and remote instruction (6/22/20).
  • U-M will follow an adjusted academic calendar with no fall break and with on campus classes ending Nov. 20 with remote classes for the remainder of the semester to allow for students to return to their permanent residences until the start of winter term (6/22/20).
  • U-M is finalizing plans and protocols for COVID-19 testing and building capacity for additional contact tracing for those who are infected. (6/22/20)
  • All staff and faculty who can work from home should continue to do so. Employees already working on campus may continue to do so. (6/22/20)
  • U-M researchers continue to return labs on campus in a phased approach (6/3/20).
  • Social distancing and wearing face coverings in enclosed spaces remain essential. The university issued guidance regarding the use of face masks in the university community (6/3/20).
  • Plans for re-opening museums and libraries will be shared soon. The new executive order permits the opening of museums and libraries on June 8, with public health precautions. (6/3/20).
  • U-M is suspending all international and domestic air travel until June 30.

Our plans for safely and gradually resuming activities

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.


Last updated: July 8, 2020 11:43am