Campus visits and face coverings

April 30, 2020

Please continue to practice social distancing and wear a face covering while in all public spaces. This is one step closer to defeating the pandemic and getting things back to normal. 


Dear colleagues, 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently revised Michigan’s stay at home order, extending it to May 15. The new executive order mandates that Michiganders who are medically-able must wear face coverings in public enclosed spaces starting on April 26 at 11:59 p.m. A face covering has been defined as a mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief, including those made at home. Wearing a face covering goes beyond protecting oneself from COVID-19. It also defends those most at risk and will help lessen the burden for frontline workers who are working long hours to protect our community during this pandemic. A face covering signifies solidarity with our community and reflects a commitment to beat the coronavirus. 

As part of this order, anyone accessing a campus building is required to have a face covering while occupying public areas of the building. This includes, but is not limited to, hallways, elevators, staircases, restrooms, breakrooms, fax and copy areas.

Please note, wearing a face covering is in addition to practicing social distancing (remaining at least six feet apart from other people). Please remember to wash your hands regularly, especially before putting on and after you take off your face covering and not touching your face with unwashed hands. You do not need to wear a face covering when working alone in your office. 

Please follow CDC guidelines of staying home if you are exhibiting any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 (or any illness).

The health and safety of our community continues to drive our decision making by university leadership. To ensure the safety of all individuals on campus, only essential visits to campus are allowed at this time. If your activity is not essential, please follow the governor’s stay-at-home order. If your function has been identified as essential, your supervisor has provided your name to appropriate campus personnel and your MCard is active. All other MCards remain deactivated. 

If you need to come to campus and your MCard has been deactivated, please notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will notify the appropriate campus personnel to authorize your visit with the specific date, time and location. 

When you arrive on campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety & Security (DPPS) at 313-593-5333. Give the communications officer your name, a contact phone number, and the approximate length of time you will be on campus. Once you have completed your activity, call DPPS to let them know you have left the building. 

Thank you for being a part of our community. By working together, we will keep everyone healthy and move towards reopening campus. Please continue to practice social distancing and wear a face covering while in all public spaces. This is one step closer to defeating the pandemic and getting things back to normal. 

Laura Drabczyk
Director, Office of Emergency Management

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