Dear U-M Community Member, 

As spring break approaches, the U-M community is encouraged to get a COVID-19 test BEFORE and AFTER any anticipated travel to help maintain the health of our community.

While COVID-19 cases on campus and the surrounding community continue to decline, it’s important to continue to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus through appropriate testing.

Where to get a test:

If you have tested positive in the past 90 days, it is not recommended that you test.

Free testing for any U-M employee or student without symptoms is available through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program. Test turnaround time can take up to 24-48 hours, so plan ahead as some testing site hours may vary over break. Be sure to complete the two-step process of registering and scheduling your test.

Rapid antigen tests are available to the U-M community at the University Health Service Pharmacy, other local retail pharmacies, or at no cost through the federal government. More information is available here. Rapid antigen tests are also being made available to students residing in campus housing for use following their travel. 

If you develop symptoms or test positive:

Students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to get tested at University Health Service.

Employees who develop symptoms can schedule a COVID-19 test through their MyUofMHealth patient portal or – if they do not have a portal – by calling Occupational Health Services at (734) 764-8021. 

If you test positive through testing outside of U-M sources, report your result here and follow guidance on how to complete your isolation period.

Traveling internationally:

Be sure to know and follow COVID-19 testing requirements for your travel destination(s). See the Global Michigan COVID-19 and Travel page for additional details.

We thank you in advance for your commitment to the health and safety of our campus community. For more information, please visit the Campus Blueprint website here.


Robert Ernst, M.D.

Associate Vice President for Student Life for Health and Wellness

Director of COVID-19 Campus Health Response Committee

Preeti Malani, M.D.

Chief Health Officer