First, remember that the individual will appreciate hearing your support while they recover from the illness. You should clarify whether they have received any specific guidance from the public health department and support following that guidance.
Next, you can anticipate that other students or employees may have heard about, or suspect that, someone is out sick with the COVID-19 related illness. They will understandably have concern when they hear about this. There will be concern for the fellow student or colleague as well as concern over a potential exposure risk to others. Perhaps the most important response to offer is to encourage anyone who is ill for any reason to stay home, to encourage everyone to monitor their own health for signs of illness and to reach out to a health-care provider as needed. Any member of our community may call University Health Service if their regular health-care provider is not in the local area.
Read more on the HR COVID-19 information page.
Several resources are available at the university to support continuation of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The Office of the Provost has offered guidance on student engaged learning experiences for spring, spring/summer and summer terms.
- Academic Innovation resources on remote instruction.
- The Center for Research on Teaching and Learning and the Center for Academic Innovation have prepared a planning resource for emergency situations that necessitate teaching remotely.
- Information and Technology Services supports several tools and applications for the U-M community to enable teaching and learning remotely: ITS remote resource guide.
Some schools and colleges have additional resources available to support remote teaching and learning.
- College of Literature, Science, and the Arts: LSA technology services – remote teaching.
In addition, the Office of the Provost has offered guidance on student engaged learning experiences for spring, spring/summer and summer terms.
Individuals should speak with with supervisors regarding their specific situation.
Starting April 1, the Federal Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) provides a new bank of up to 80 hours of paid time off for COVID-19-related absences. Part-time and temporary employees, including student employees, will be eligible for a prorated amount. EPSLA applies to faculty and staff on all campuses and in Michigan Medicine.
COVID-19 Paid Time Off (COVID PTO) is a one-time bank of up to 80 hours, created on March 13 in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Part-time and temporary employees, including student employees, are eligible for a prorated amount. COVID PTO applies to faculty and staff on all campuses and in Michigan Medicine.
COVID-19 PTO continues to provide paid time off for absence from work due to quarantine, isolation or family care needs related to COVID-19 exposure, illness or other related scenarios, such as a temporary lack of work. For additional information, read this Human Resources FAQ: https://hr.umich.edu/2019-novel-coronavirus.
Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, parking enforcement in campus lots and structures will be adjusted on a temporary basis to support the university community. Logistics, Transportation & Parking updates
Parking permit enforcement has been suspended in all campus lots and structures on North, Central, South and Medical Center campuses, with the exception of P1, P2/P3, P4 & P5 structures.
Individual parking spaces signed for 24/7 enforcement (such as Accessible, Gold, Service or Business Vehicle) or areas signed for 24/7 enforcement will still remain enforced on all campuses.
Patient/Visitor parking on Medical Center Campus, including the Wall Street area, will remain enforced.
For the latest information about the status of Print/Copy/Mail (PCM) operations please visit their status webpage.
- U-M Human Resources FAQ
- FAQ COVID-19: Research Operations at U-M
- Keep Teaching @ U-M
- Technology for remote teaching, learning, research, and work
- Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Updates
- Safe computing information