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. 

Use this page to get more information and answers regarding classes, work and campus services.

Classes and Studying

I am a student who is impacted by Covid-19. What should I do about classes?

Please contact the Dean of Students Office. If you are having problems completing your course work, please also notify your professors or instructors so that they can work with you on a plan to complete your coursework. 

What do I do if I don't have access to a computer or internet from home?

As you continue your studies under these changing circumstances, we want to make sure that you are aware of the Student Resources for Working and Studying Remotely web page. In particular, we want to highlight some useful resources:

  • The university is providing students, faculty and staff, who have no other options for access, the ability to connect to wi-fi from inside their cars in the Fairlane Center parking lot. This map demonstrates where wi-fi will be available, in a lot normally reserved for faculty and staff. Access to the Fairlane Center buildings will not be available. This service will only be available to members of the campus community and will require network log-in. Users must contact the Department of Police and Public Safety, at 313-593-5333, both before entering the lot and when exiting the lot. All local and state orders and the practice of social distancing must be adhered to while using this service. This video provides an overview of the service.

  • Comcast has extended its 60 days of free Internet Essentials service to qualified households in their service area. Normally, this would cost $9.95 per month. Qualified households include those eligible for National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI and others.

  • Charter/Spectrum is also opening up free access to wifi hotspots.

  • Many smartphones can be turned into instant wi-fi “hotspots” which can allow you to connect to wi-fi on a laptop. Here are a couple of links; you may need to search the internet for information on your individual phone.

  • MiDesktop: ITS Dearborn in partnership with Ann Arbor ITS has implemented the use of MiDesktop to access lab computers remotely. This will allow students to use licensed software that they may need access to without coming to campus. Students with Macs will also be able to use Windows software remotely. Students can visit midesktop.umich.edu and log in with their university account. Instructions on how to sign in and use the resources can be found in this Knowledge Base Article. Once you have logged in you can select from one of the pools of computers. You will be logged out of the computer if you are idle for 60 minutes.  

If you don’t have access to a computer to utilize during this time and need assistance please contact the Dean of Students office at DearbornDOS@umich.edu. 

Is the UM-Dearborn wi-fi lot open to the public?

The UM-Dearborn wi-fi lot is open to the Henry Ford College (HFC) students. HFC students must show their ID card to public safety while in the lot and follow UM-Dearborn community procedures below. 

The university is providing students, faculty and staff, who have no other options for access, the ability to connect to wi-fi from inside their cars in the Fairlane Center parking lot. This map demonstrates where wi-fi will be available, in a lot normally reserved for faculty and staff. Access to the Fairlane Center buildings will not be available. This service will only be available to members of the campus community and will require network log-in. Users must contact the Department of Police and Public Safety, at 313-593-5333, both before entering the lot and when exiting the lot. All local and state orders and the practice of social distancing must be adhered to while using this service. This video provides an overview of the service.

Registration & Financial Aid

I’m a UM-Dearborn student experiencing financial challenges, who can I contact?

The university is committed to helping our students navigate these challenging times. 

To better support students experiencing financial challenges:

  • New virtual Financial Aid counseling: Submit Request to set up an appointment
I’m a UM-Dearborn student and have a balance on my account, can I still register for Summer or Fall classes?

Yes, in order to assist our students during these challenging times, the University will continue to allow registration for Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 courses through August.  Your continued Fall registration is not guaranteed; however, if you have a past due balance from either the Winter 2020 or Summer 2020 terms.  Access Student Accounts Self-Service to manage your student account.

Will I receive a full or partial refund of my tuition for my Winter, Summer I and Summer II 2020 courses?

Tuition refunds will not be provided. Tuition and fees will continue to pay for our faculty teaching courses as well as all the associated costs of delivering our educational experience in this COVID-related remote environment. Instructors will be available and delivering content, albeit in an alternative format, and students will be completing their classes, receiving credit and grades, and continuing to work toward their degree requirements.

Student Life

How can I stay connected with my friends at UM-Dearborn even though I can’t come to campus?

While we are not on campus together, we hope you’ll continue to stay connected to our community through a variety of virtual programs designed to help you stay engaged. We have a number of virtual programs to help you connect with peers, staff and faculty in the many programs we’re offering -- virtual social hour, film discussion, meditation hours and more. Check out our website for more information. 

VictorsLink, our student life portal, continues to be a hub of activity and engagement where you’ll find lots of great information and resources. 

Bookstore

Rental Questions

I rented a textbook from the bookstore and it’s due back on the April 24, how am I supposed to return it if the store is closed?

The rental due date for the winter 2020 term has passed. However, we will not be assessing any late fees until September 4. You can feel free to return your rental books at any time by printing off a prepaid UPS label by clicking here

When should I send my rental/take them back to the bookstore?

You can ship your rentals back to the bookstore at any time.

What will I need to be able to print my pre-paid UPS label?

You will need your order ID number and the email you confirmed when you rented your textbooks.

What if I don’t know my order ID number or what email address I used?

If you rented your textbooks online, then you would have received an email confirmation with your order ID number in it. If you did not rent your textbooks online and do not know your order ID number, or you are unsure of what email address you used, then please contact the bookstore by emailing sm458@bncollege.com.

What if I don’t have access to a printer?

If you do not have access to a printer most UPS stores have printing capabilities. If you do not feel safe or comfortable being out in public then please email the bookstore so we can help you further.

 

Do I have to drop my prepaid UPS package at a UPS store?

You are able to schedule a pickup at your home by calling 1-800-PICK-UPS.

What if I am done with my rented book and I want to ship it back now?

You may ship your rented books back to the bookstore at any time. We are now able to receive your rental returns.

What if I already shipped my rental books back to the store?

If you have already shipped your books back using your prepaid UPS label and they have not been bounced back to you, then you should be all set.

What if I already shipped my rental books back to the store?

If you have already shipped your books back using your prepaid UPS label and they have not been bounced back to you, then you should be all set.

What if I shipped my rental books back and they were returned to sender?

If you have already shipped your rental books back to us and they were returned to you, you will just have to print off a new label. Go to www.bncollege.com and select the rental return tile to print off new label and reship your rental books.

What if I’d rather wait until the bookstore reopens to return my rentals?

We do not recommend waiting to return your rented textbooks. Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and the bookstore’s support of the university’s health informed plans for the fall semester, the bookstore will remain closed to reduce the density of people on campus. The bookstore is working on initiating curbside drop off for rented textbooks. More information will be available soon. In the interim, we strongly recommend that you use our prepaid shipping label generator which can be found here.

Cap and Gown Purchases

What if I would still like to purchase my cap and gown even though the bookstore is closed, and commencement is not being held in person?

You may purchase a cap and gown by contacting the bookstore directly at 313-593-5551 M-F 8AM-3:30PM or you can email us at sm458@bncollege.com.

How will I receive my cap and gown?

Your cap and gown will be mailed directly to you.

What if I am graduating with honors and I want to purchase my honors cords?

If you would like to purchase your honor cords, then please contact the bookstore for more information by emailing sm458@bncollege.com

 

Purchasing Summer Textbooks

How can I purchase my summer textbooks?

The bookstore’s website is still open and available to place an order online. Please go to www.umd.bncollege.com

 

 

How long will it take to process an order?

Unfortunately, there may be a delay in the delivery of your order. Please have patience as we work to process your orders in as a timely manner as our current situation allows.

I ordered my books all at once, but I am only getting one or two at a time, why?

Due to the disruption of the pandemic we have had to alter the way in which we process our orders. We are no longer fulfilling orders from the store. They are instead being shipped from our wholesale operations in Columbia, Missouri. This means that we are unable to give exact ETAs on orders. We can only say that they are filfulling orders as quickly as possible, but you may experience a delay with receiving your orders. You will receive email confirmations, with tracking numbers, once the remainder of your order has shipped.

Some books have a digital option. Does that mean that I will get my books faster?

Yes! When you choose digital, and are paying with a credit card or Paypal, you will receive an email within 24 hours with access to your digital text. We highly recommend that you choose digital when it is available.

 

Is there a digital option available for every book?

No, unfortunately a digital option is not always available.

 

How can I pick up my order if the bookstore is closed?

Right now, the bookstore is offering free shipping on all online orders, so there is no need to come to the store to pick up your order.

 

Can I use financial aid when I place my order online summer classes?

No, financial aid for the summer term has ended. Please pay using a credit card, Paypal or a B&N gift card when placing your order for summer books.

What if I am confused about the purchase options when I look at my classes on the bookstore’s website?

If you have any questions about what is listed for your class, please email the bookstore at sm458@bncollege.com with your questions.

Purchasing Fall Textbooks

How can I purchase my fall textbooks?

The bookstore’s website is available to place an order online. Please go to www.umd.bncollege.com.

 

I don’t want to place my order online; will the bookstore be open for the fall term?

Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and the bookstore’s support of the university’s health informed plans for the fall semester, the bookstore will remain closed to reduce the density of people on campus. The bookstore is working on initiating curbside pickup for orders placed online. More information will be available soon.

 

How long will it take to process an order placed online?

It typically takes the bookstore 24-48 hours to process an online order. However, due to delays caused by the disruption of normal services from some of our partners, it may take longer.

When will the bookstore start fulfilling fall textbook orders?

Online orders are fulfilled about two weeks before the start of class. This gives the bookstore time to receive textbook information from your instructors, order the books and get them on the shelves. 

 

Is it better to order my books online or to buy them in person?

Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and the bookstore’s support of the university’s health informed plans for the fall semester, the bookstore will remain closed to reduce the density of people on campus. Therefore, the only way to purchase your texts will be through the bookstore’s website which can be found at www.umd.bncollege.com.

Can I use financial aid when I place my order online for fall classes?

Yes, there will be a financial aid payment key that you can choose at checkout. Please be aware, if you are renting textbooks you will have to add in your credit card but will need to choose an alternate form of payment at the bottom of the payment page. Failure to do so will cause your entire order to be charged to your credit card.

Can I use financial aid in the bookstore?

Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and the bookstore’s support of the university’s health informed plans for the fall semester, the bookstore will remain closed to reduce the density of people on campus. Therefore, the only way to purchase your texts using financial aid will be through the bookstore’s website which can be found at www.umd.bncollege.com. Just choose the financial aid payment key when checking out.

 

Can I use my financial aid at any time to purchase my books and supplies?

No, financial aid can only be used during approved times. Please refer to the “more details” link under store hours on bookstore’s website for up to date financial aid information.

 

Bookstore Hours and COVID Related Guidelines

How long will the bookstore be closed?

The bookstore is following all federal, state, local and campus policies regarding social distancing guidelines and will remain closed for the foreseeable future. Please check the bookstore’s website for updated hours of operation by going to www.umd.bncollege.com. As always, please refer to the university’s webpage for all campus related coronavirus information.

Will the bookstore be open in time for the fall term?

Due to the continued COVID-19 crisis and the bookstore’s support of the university’s health informed plans for the fall semester, the bookstore will remain closed to reduce the density of people on campus.

For Faculty 

How will our students order their books if the bookstore is closed?

Students can still purchase their books by going to https://umd.bncollege.com/shop/um-dearborn/home.

If the bookstore is closed how will students pick up their books?

The bookstore is currently offering free standard shipping on our website, so students can order their books online and we will ship them to their home.

If the bookstore is closed how will they process student’s orders?

Due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the bookstore has altered the way in which we process our orders. We have partnered with the wholesale segment of our company to fulfill online orders direct from their facilities.

How long will it take for students to receive their texts if they are not being shipped from the bookstore?

Some orders will still be processed at the bookstore, but the majority of orders will come from our wholesale warehouse, located in Missouri.

Will students receive their orders in one shipment?

Due to the nature of the fulfillment process, students may receive their packages in multiple shipments.

Are there any alternatives for students, like e-book formats?

Yes, we have expanded our e-book catalogue. If there is an e-book option, then we strongly recommend that students pick this option first. In many cases it may be the only option listed.

Do students have to pick an e-book option?

No. Students can still choose a print format, if that is what they prefer. If a print format is not listed, then they should contact the bookstore for more information. However, our e-book formats offer instant delivery. Students will receive access to their e-books the same day.

What if a student tells us that there are no books listed for our class?

Then please reach out to the bookstore so we can figure out what the issue is.

What is the best method for contacting the bookstore?

For now, the best method for contacting the bookstore is via email: sm458@bncollege.com

Buildings & Services

Is the Mardigian Library Open?

The Mardigian Library will be re-open for lobby service September 1 and all physical materials, including books, loanable tech, and DVDs, will be available for checkout. All returned materials will undergo quarantine and sanitization before being available for lending again. Interlibrary loan and MelCat will resume. Reference appointments with subject-specialist librarians will be available under safe, socially distant conditions. The library will then plan a phased reopening of common areas following strict campus guidelines for safety. The library will continue to provide virtual research help and access to all electronic resources through our website, chat, email, virtual appointments and database access.

Will Advising, Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and Learning Centers still be available?

Access academic advising (START, CASL Advising & Academic Success Office, CECS Advising Office, CEHHS Office of Student Success, and COB Advising and Registration Office) along with our tutoring services, Supplemental Instruction and the Learning Centers (Kochoff Language Lab, Math Learning Center, Science Learning Center, and Writing Center) will be available. These offices and programs, however, will be moved to a virtual modality and be delivered remotely. Please use these resources, and reach out to each office to schedule appointments and consultation. 

Is the Student Food Pantry still available?

Students needing to access the Student Food Pantry should email umdearbornpantry@umich.edu to set up an appointment. 

Is Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) still available?

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will continue all appointments with existing clients, though these appointments will not be conducted face to face. Clients will receive information from CAPS shortly, with further direction. CAPS will still take on new clients.

Unfortunately, we are no longer able to provide group therapy sessions but we will be offering anyone involved in group therapy individual appointments. 

CAPS After Hours will still be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (313) 593-5430. 

CAPS has also developed resources for students to help you practice good self-care, manage difficult transitions and de-stress.

Will Research Labs at UM-Dearborn remain open?

The university has begun a phased approach to reopening research labs on campus. The first phase of labs in CASL and CECS reopened on Monday, June 8. Research labs will continue to operate differently in the months ahead to protect health and safety. For more information on health and safety preparations in regards to research visit the Environmental Health & Safety website.

For CECS specific information visit - https://umdearborn.edu/cecs/research/cecs-research-lab-reopening-plans

Is Food Service available on campus?

Food Service is currently not available on campus. During the absence of campus food service, please find local restaurants offering carry-out and delivery service at https://detroitfoodupdates.com/. You may search by restaurant name or search by city. As an additional resource, the UUE team compiled a reference list of restaurants in Dearborn and Dearborn Heights that are currently offering carry-out and/or delivery services.

Is Campus Mail Still being delivered and how can I access it?

Campus Mail and package service will continue to be delivered to department offices daily. Packages with individual names and departments will be delivered to the department as they are received. Courier service to Ann Arbor will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays until further notice. 

If it is important for a department to receive/review their mail during this time, each department is asked to identify an individual that will be responsible for retrieving mail, at most weekly, for the department. Mail must be retrieved and processed following the procedure on the mail services website.

I’m a faculty and staff member and working remote, do I still have to pay for parking?
  • Faculty and staff will not be charged for parking on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. Parking permits will still be required with the distribution managed by the Facilities Operations team. 

Faculty and staff may also request a one-time refund of the $12.50 monthly parking fee ($62.50 total) for the time period of March 1 through July 31, 2020. The amount can either be refunded to the employee or donated to the UM-Dearborn Student Immediate Relief COVID-19 fund. A refund or donation can be requested by emailing umd-parking@umich.edu, prior to July 31, 2020. Faculty and staff who do not wish to request a refund or make a donation do not need to send an email. 

 

Work

I work at UM-Dearborn and cannot always work remotely. Will I be paid?

The university has two banks of paid time-off for COVID-19 related absences. 

More information about these paid time-off policies, timekeeping codes and eligible uses can be found on the University Human Resources website. Reviewing the information before completing your next timesheet will help ensure the correct sequence and coding of time off.

Please talk with your supervisor or unit human resources representative if you have questions or concerns, and take care of yourselves and your families during this difficult time.

 

What resources are available for faculty for teaching courses online?

There are a number of resources available for faculty. 

For faculty needing to develop course related recordings, the Professional Education Center will open with a very limited schedule beginning July 15. Two hour time block appointments are available Monday through Thursday with start times at 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m, 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Additional times will be added if needed and when safety permits. CECS Online staff will provide support. Recordings will begin and end promptly at the times noted.

To schedule an appointment(s) to record, please complete this scheduling form. A confirmation email with important details, including requirements you must complete before arrival, will be sent within 24 hours of your request.

All individuals must comply with all safety requirements for presence on campus. Before coming to campus, all UM-Dearborn faculty and staff must complete the U-M online training on MyLinc: COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M and the daily health screening. No students or other guests are permitted. 

Appointments must be scheduled at least one week in advance so that staff can be scheduled and building entry and occupancy can be coordinated with Public Safety, ITS and the Emergency Operations Committee.  No walk in's or last minute appointments are permitted.

 

 

What should I do if a student in my class is diagnosed with COVID-19?

First, remember that the individual will greatly appreciate having your support while they recover from the illness. You should clarify whether they have received any specific guidance from their physician and/or the public health department and support following that guidance. You should also ask if they need any assistance at this time. 

If you are a faculty member, ask if they will be able to complete coursework as scheduled or if additional flexibility will be needed; encourage them to notify other professors or instructors in order to work on a plan to make academic progress. Contact the Dean of Students Office regarding the student’s situation. 

Next, you can anticipate that other students or employees may have heard about, or suspect that, someone is out sick with a COVID-19-related illness. They will understandably have concerns 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 healthcare provider as needed. 

Please note and remember: Information on cases — confirmed or possible — cannot be shared publicly either with the campus community, or with external organizations or individuals. County health departments are the sole source of updates and information on positive cases in the area.

 

I need to have an I-9 processed, how can I do that?

Please note that HR will now tentatively be completing I-9 forms with employees electronically. 

For new employees, once a job offer is submitted and the background check has passed, a separate email will go out to the new employee with further instructions on how to complete the I-9 form electronically using M-Box (the department/individual who submitted the offer will be cc'd on this email). 

For those employees who need to update/renew their I-9 forms, please have them send an email to HumanResourcesDearborn@umich.edu, and we will send them instructions on how to complete the I-9 form electronically. 

Please note that when campus reopens and operations return to normal, the employee will need to report to the Human Resources Office within three business days with their original documents in order for us to finalize/complete their I-9 form in person.

 

I’m an essential worker that has to be on campus, should I be monitoring for COVID-19 related symptoms before coming to campus?

Before coming to campus, regardless of reason or duration of time on campus, all employees must now:

  • Complete the online training COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M. At the end of the course, employees will be presented with attestation statements. Employees must agree with all attestation statements to receive credit for the course. After training is completed, a certificate of completion will be available in the employee's MyLINC training transcript.  Employees need to only complete the training and certification once. 

On the day of the campus visit, employee will:

  • Complete a health questionnaire at healthscreen.umich.edu. A health questionnaire must be completed each day prior to coming to campus. This questionnaire will not record who has taken it, nor the results.
    • If a red screen appears, the employee does not come to campus. The employee should stay home, contact supervisor, and follow the instructions on the red screen.
    • If a green screen appears, the employee is cleared to come to campus. The employee should notify the supervisor of health status before coming to campus.

Essential employees will be notified by their vice chancellor/dean/director/supervisor if they are required to report to work on campus on a regular basis. These employees will be notified regarding the process to reactivate MCard access and other procedures related to their return. 

Essential employees must complete the health questionnaire process outlined above, each day, before coming to work. 

As a reminder, all employees must wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside campus buildings. Employees may remove face coverings if in a private office space. Employees may not bring their children, or any other guests, to campus.  

Please note, common areas are not open, air conditioning is not provided, and custodial services and trash removal are not scheduled in closed campus buildings. Employees should not be working for extended periods of time (<1 hour) in buildings that are closed. Please contact Stacy Poole, Facilities Operations Access Coordinator, at stacymh@umich.educontact facilities operations for assistance in identifying appropriate swing space in an open building.

 

I need to come into work/my office/campus, is this allowed? What do I need to do?

Before coming to campus, regardless of reason or duration of time on campus, all employees must now:

  • Complete the online training COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M. At the end of the course, employees will be presented with attestation statements. Employees must agree with all attestation statements to receive credit for the course. After training is completed, a certificate of completion will be available in the employee's MyLINC training transcript.  Employees need to only complete the training and certification once before their first visit back to campus. 

As a reminder, unless specified by your supervisor, everyone who can work from home must continue to do so. Visits to campus should only be considered if absolutely necessary. 

Employees coming to campus for a brief (less than 1 hour), one-time visit must:

Request permission from your supervisor and email the training certification certificate at the time of request. Faculty should contact the dean of their college or their appointed delegates for permission.

Supervisors will request one-time access from the Department of Police and Public Safety (DPPS) by completing a form and including the following information in the form:

  • Employee name
  • Campus location for access
  • Date, time and duration of access
  • Confirm that the employee has completed the COVID-19: Working Safely at U-M training.

On the day of the campus visit, employee will:

  • Complete a health questionnaire at healthscreen.umich.edu. A health questionnaire must be completed each day prior to coming to campus. This questionnaire will not record who has taken it, nor the results.
    • If a red screen appears, the employee does not come to campus. The employee should stay home, contact supervisor, and follow the instructions on the red screen.
    • If a green screen appears, the employee is cleared to come to campus. The employee should notify the supervisor of health status before coming to campus. 
  • Contact DPPS (313-593-5333) when arriving on campus
  • Contact DPPS when leaving campus 

Campus Ramp-Up Access 

Faculty and staff who require multiple visits or an extended one-day (>1 hour) visit to campus should follow the Campus Ramp-Up Access Process:

  • Requestor completes the COVID-19: Working Safely at UM Training (State of Michigan Executive Order 2020-114).
  • Supervisor emails the specifics of the request to Stacy Poole, Facilities Operations Access Coordinator, at stacymh@umich.edu.
  • The Access Coordinator notifies the supervisor and requestor if the request can be processed.  If so, provides MCard access and a list of on campus requirements.
  • The approved person uses their MCard for building access.

On the day of the campus visit, employee will:

  • Complete a health questionnaire at healthscreen.umich.edu. A health questionnaire must be completed each day prior to coming to campus. This questionnaire will not record who has taken it, nor the results.
    • If a red screen appears, the employee does not come to campus. The employee should stay home, contact supervisor, and follow the instructions on the red screen.
    • If a green screen appears, the employee is cleared to come to campus. The employee should notify the supervisor of health status before coming to campus. 
  • Contact DPPS (313-593-5333) when arriving on campus
  • Contact DPPS when leaving campus

Essential employees reporting to work on campus: 

Essential employees will be notified by their vice chancellor/dean/director/supervisor if they are required to report to work on campus on a regular basis. These employees will be notified regarding the process to reactivate MCard access and other procedures related to their return. 

Essential employees must complete the health questionnaire process outlined above, each day, before coming to work. 

As a reminder, all employees must wear face coverings and practice social distancing while inside campus buildings. Employees may remove face coverings if in a private office space. Employees may not bring their children, or any other guests, to campus.  

Please note, common areas are not open, air conditioning is not provided, and custodial services and trash removal are not scheduled in closed campus buildings. Employees should not be working for extended periods of time (<1 hour) in buildings that are closed. Please contact Stacy Poole, Facilities Operations Access Coordinator, at stacymh@umich.educontact facilities operations for assistance in identifying appropriate swing space in an open building.

Should I inform anyone at UM-Dearborn that I have tested positive for, or suspect I have, COVID-19?

Please know that the university community is here to support you as you recover from illness. It is most important that you are in contact with your healthcare provider, and the public health department. The public health department will make the necessary notifications to people you may have been in direct contact with. 

University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders continue to work with University of Michigan officials and health professionals to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19. Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease within our campus community. The following process has been established for UM-Dearborn employees who become ill with symptoms which resemble COVID-19 and/or test positive for COVID-19.

If you are a student, please contact the Dean of Students Office. If, because of your illness, you are having problems completing your course work, please also notify your professors or instructors so that they can work with you on a plan to complete your coursework. 

If you are a faculty or staff member who becomes ill, please follow the steps outlined below.

Step One:

1a. Employee with symptoms. An employee develops symptoms which resemble those of COVID-19. The ill employee notifies the supervisor (faculty contact their department chair) of the symptoms. The supervisor tells the employee to call the Occupational Health Services (OHS) hotline at 734-764-8021. As long as the employee is feeling ill, he/she should stay home. They should keep their supervisor apprised of their situation.

1b. Employee tested positive for COVID-19. If an employee has a positive test for COVID-19, they must inform their supervisor (faculty contact their department chair) as soon as possible. They should stay home and follow the directions given by OHS, the test provider or their primary care provider. They should keep their supervisor apprised of their situation.

Step Two:  

2a. Employee with symptoms. The supervisor contacts Human Resources (HR) Director Rima Berry-Hung (via phone 313-583-6357 or email rberry@umich.edu) to inform her of the situation and provide the employee’s full name and contact information. The appropriate HR Consultant will be assigned to the case for management/follow up.  

2b. Employee tested positive for COVID-19. The supervisor contacts Human Resources Director Rima Berry-Hung (via phone 313-583-6357 or email rberry@umich.edu) and Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM, phone 313-409-9065) to inform them of the situation and provide the employee’s full name and contact information. 

  • The appropriate HR Consultant will be assigned to the case for management/follow up. 
  • The OEM will reach out to the employee and possibly the supervisor to conduct contact tracing. OEM will notify EHS regarding cleaning and sanitizing.

Step Three (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases):  HR will manage the case with Work~Connections.  HR will also work with the Business Affairs Office, and the employee’s supervisor to complete paperwork for any workers comp cases (also managed by Work~Connections).  

Step Four (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): The HR Consultant will work with the department supervisor and employee to let the ill employee know how to code the timesheet and manage time away from work (as appropriate).  

Step Five (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): The HR team will follow up with the employee during time away to answer questions and determine a safe return to work, using the information below. 

Step Six (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): HR will work with Work~Connections to identify when it is appropriate for the employee to return to work.

I am a supervisor and one of my direct reports shared that they have COVID-19, what do I do?

University of Michigan-Dearborn leaders continue to work with University of Michigan officials and health professionals to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19. Our goals are to deliver on our mission while protecting health and safety by minimizing the potential spread of the disease within our campus community. The following process has been established for UM-Dearborn employees who become ill with symptoms which resemble COVID-19 and/or test positive for COVID-19.

Step One:

1a. Employee with symptoms. An employee develops symptoms which resemble those of COVID-19. The ill employee notifies the supervisor (faculty contact their department chair) of the symptoms. The supervisor tells the employee to call the Occupational Health Services (OHS) hotline at 734-764-8021. As long as the employee is feeling ill, he/she should stay home. They should keep their supervisor apprised of their situation.

1b. Employee tested positive for COVID-19. If an employee has a positive test for COVID-19, they must inform their supervisor (faculty contact their department chair) as soon as possible. They should stay home and follow the directions given by OHS, the test provider or their primary care provider. They should keep their supervisor apprised of their situation.  

Step Two:  

2a. Employee with symptoms. The supervisor contacts Human Resources (HR) Director Rima Berry-Hung (phone 313-583-6357 or email rberry@umich.edu) to inform her of the situation and provide the employee’s full name and contact information. The appropriate HR Consultant will be assigned to the case for management/follow up.

2b. Employee tested positive for COVID-19. The supervisor contacts Human Resources Director Rima Berry-Hung (phone 313-583-6357 or email rberry@umich.edu) and Director of the Office of Emergency Management (OEM, phone 313-409-9065) to inform them of the situation and provide the employee’s full name and contact information. 

  • The appropriate HR Consultant will be assigned to the case for management/follow up. 
  • The OEM will reach out to the employee and possibly the supervisor to conduct contact tracing. OEM will notify EHS regarding cleaning and sanitizing.

Step Three (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases):  HR will manage the case with Work~Connections.  HR will also work with the Business Affairs Office, and the employee’s supervisor to complete paperwork for any workers comp cases (also managed by Work~Connections).

Step Four (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): The HR Consultant will work with the department supervisor and employee to let the ill employee know how to code the timesheet and manage time away from work (as appropriate).  

Step Five (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): TheHR team will follow up with the employee during time away to answer questions and determine a safe return to work, using the information below. 

Step Six (applies to symptoms only or positive COVID cases): HR will work with Work~Connections to identify when it is appropriate for the employee to return to work. Supervisors will receive written notification from HR or Work~Connections when their employee is cleared to return to work.

 

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