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COVID-19 updates 05/22/2020

May 22, 2020

As the situation with the coronavirus continues to evolve, we remain committed to sharing information and updates to help you stay healthy and safe while we work towards a continuity of student learning and university operations.

Dear Colleagues,

As the situation with the coronavirus continues to evolve, we remain committed to sharing information and updates to help you stay healthy and safe while we work towards a continuity of student learning and university operations.

This week Governor Whitmer issued an executive order allowing gatherings of ten or fewer people (while maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask, if able, while inside an enclosed space), customer accommodations at select retail outlets, the resumption of dental services and other related measures. Her current “stay home, stay safe” order is in place through May 28. Regardless of the governor’s actions next week, we will continue to work remotely to the greatest extent possible. 

Senior leaders continue to discuss a fall semester teaching plan. Decisions about the fall semester are expected to be finalized early next month and, once approved by the president and regents, shared with the campus community shortly thereafter. 

Working remotely through the summer should be included in your future plans. Some employees may be notified by their supervisors if they are expected to return to campus. We want to reiterate: any decision about employees returning to campus will be informed by health and safety guidelines issued by public health, government and university officials. 

For employees required to be on campus, new self-reporting health screening measures have been put into place to keep us all healthy and safe. Before employees come to campus, they must complete a COVID-19 self-screening. The essential personnel self-monitoring document outlines the procedures employees must follow should they become ill.  Supervisors should follow the reporting guidelines outlined in the essential personnel supervisor document. 

In addition to following the procedures outlined in the documents above, all employees must wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside campus buildings. Employees may not bring their children, or any other guests, to campus.

As a reminder, faculty and staff members who need, but are not required, to come to campus must notify their supervisor in advance of coming to campus. The supervisor will notify the appropriate campus personnel to authorize the visit with the specific date, time and location. You must also notify the Department of Public Safety & Security, at 313-593-5333, once you arrive on campus and when you leave. Please note, the revised health screening measures, outlined above, must be followed by everyone before coming to campus.

Please join us Thursday, May 28 for a virtual budget town hall webinar focused on the university’s fiscal planning process. You may register for the virtual town hall here

As we begin our Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember those that have given their lives to protect our cherished country. We hope you can take time to relax and have some fun as we usher in summer.

With all best wishes for your continued good health, 

Domenico Grasso 
Chancellor 

Sue Alcock 
Provost 

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