Sustained improvement in case numbers
COVID-19 cases continue to decrease on campus and in the surrounding community, with daily reports showing a continued downward trend for students and employees. U-M’s wastewater surveillance also shows a pattern of decreasing activity in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti and in areas on and around campus.
The only Campus Response Metric currently being met is a high level of transmission of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County.
U-M has created a decision-tree infographic to provide assistance in determining whether you are in compliance with the vaccine mandate.
Student Life has sent information on administrative holds directly to students who have not yet submitted booster information or whose submission has been rejected. University Human Resources has sent a message to employees who are past due for a booster.
18 COVID-19 myths dispelled by experts
Michigan Medicine experts provide a fact-check and “antidote to misinformation” about COVID-19 vaccines, illness, testing and treatments in a Health Blog post. The authors note that “misinformation continues to spread online and in communities, and clinicians in primary care offices and in hospitals are having to dispel myth after myth about COVID-19.”
Top Questions of the Week
If I’ve tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days, should I get a booster?
Yes. If you have a known COVID-19 infection, you should defer your booster at least until you have recovered if symptoms were present (typically within 7 to 10 days) and have met the criteria to end your isolation.
Is the U-M mask requirement still in effect, since Washtenaw County is changing its requirement for K-12 schools?
Yes. U-M’s face covering requirement remains in effect. Campus leaders are continuing to evaluate and monitor conditions.