1. Campus COVID-19 Update: Winter term safety, case update, Omicron variant

    December 17, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: COVID-19 cases on campus decreased from the previous week, and we continue to see an average of about 10 employee and six student cases per day. Cases in the surrounding community continue to be high. Many of you will be traveling in the coming days, so please take Read more

  2. Campus COVID-19 Update and important prevention guidance

    December 10, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: Campus COVID-19 case levels have returned to what we saw in the week before Thanksgiving, with many positive cases linked to holiday travel and gatherings. Many in our community are taking advantage of our COVID-19 testing resources before and after travel, and we appreciate your diligence. The Centers for Disease Read more

  3. Campus COVID-19 Update: Travel testing, booster recommendations, flu update

    December 3, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: I want to thank everyone who got a COVID-19 test last week in preparation for holiday travel. We saw an increase in testing right before Thanksgiving – and recommend that anyone who traveled over the break be tested again, regardless of vaccination status. Testing is an important tool Read more

  4. Supporting one another after the Oxford High School tragedy

    December 1, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We have dozens of students on our three campuses who are graduates of Oxford High School, the site of Tuesday’s tragic shooting, and thousands from the surrounding Oakland County area. Some of our employees also have loved ones who work at Oxford or have ties to the school’s Read more

  5. Message from President Mark Schlissel and Vice Provost Robert Sellers

    November 24, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: As we take a break from the daily rhythm of classes and work to gather with loved ones this week, some of you also may be struggling with emotions surrounding the recent trials for those found responsible for the death of Ahmaud Arbery, and for Kyle Rittenhouse who Read more

  6. Campus COVID-19 Update: Current conditions, flu information, importance of vaccination

    November 19, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We’ve seen a stabilization in the number of U-M COVID-19 cases on campus after Halloween and the first week of November, and the positivity rates from the Community Sampling and Tracking Program and University Health Service testing are similar to last week. Spread continues to be traced largely Read more

  7. COVID-19 Briefing, rising flu cases and federal vaccination mandates apply to bargained-for employees

    November 12, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: While still higher than the previous baseline, COVID-19 cases in the student community have decreased compared to the previous week. A significant fraction of cases among students are related to indoor social gatherings over Halloween weekend. U-M Campus Response Metrics currently being met are the doubling of cases within Read more

  8. Campus COVID-19 Update: Cases from social activities and travel, flu on the rise

    November 5, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We’ve seen an increase in COVID-19 cases stemming from social gatherings and household exposures over the past two weeks. As changes in weather have driven more activities indoors, it is very important to wear a face covering, make good decisions when interacting and stay home if you’re sick. The Read more

  9. Campus COVID-19 Update: Weekend safety, case trends, booster shots

    October 29, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: COVID-19 cases among students have consistently remained at a lower level in recent weeks. However, cases among faculty and staff remain at an elevated level and have been increasing slightly week to week. Case investigation has linked these cases to exposures in the home and within the external Read more

  10. Campus COVID-19 Update: Briefing video, travel recommendations

    October 8, 2021

    To All Members of the Campus Community: We have seen a leveling off of COVID-19 cases among students, and overall activity in the surrounding community has been increasing slightly. We’re still not seeing clusters beyond the one off-campus cluster we reported a few weeks ago, and this is something we continually monitor. COVID-19 positivity rates Read more