Last updated: 5/22/2020
University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders have been working with University of Michigan officials and health professionals to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 over the past several 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.
Important COVID-19 updates:
- UM-Dearborn classes and exams are being held remotely through the end of Summer II.
- UM-Dearborn leadership is evaluating several teaching scenarios for the fall term. Each would include, as needed, social distancing measures and other precautionary requirements to promote a safe teaching, working and learning environment for students, faculty and staff. Each scenario is being designed to allow for a quick pivot — either to more on-campus or more remote teaching — based on the nature of the pandemic. The university expects to communicate more information regarding fall plans by June 30.
- All UM-Dearborn events, and events organized by others on our campus, are canceled until August 22.
- Non-essential on-campus activities have been altered to minimize health risk. All campus buildings are locked during normal business hours. M Card access remains for those approved (consult your supervisor). If you need to enter a locked building, and you are not on the list of approved employees, you must notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will notify the appropriate campus personnel, once approved, you must contact the Department of Police and Public Safety at 313-593-5333, upon arrival.
- UM-Dearborn is suspending all domestic and international travel until further notice, with rare exceptions requiring approval.
- Members of the UM-Dearborn community have tested positive for COVID-19. County health departments are the source of updates and information on positive cases in the area.
- U-M is instituting several measures to preserve financial resources, including hiring and salary freezes; offering voluntary programs for furloughs and reduced hours; postponing construction projects; and suspending all non-essential expenditures.
The university maintains its commitment to ensuring the safety of the campus community. The precautions taken by campus leadership, in collaboration with University of Michigan officials and following the guidance of the State of Michigan and the CDC, will help us “flatten the curve,” minimizing exposure and helping to prevent the continued spread of the coronavirus.
This site will be updated as additional guidance becomes available.
Campus Communications to Date
The most recent campus communications are listed below. You can also access a full archive of campus communications pertaining to COVID-19.