• April 21, 2022

    April 21, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    Cases remain elevated The number of COVID-19 cases on campus decreased last week compared to the previous week but remained at an elevated level. The percent positivity at the campus Community Sampling and Tracking Program dropped and is now just under the threshold of 3%; no campus response metrics are currently being met. The majority…
  • April 20, 2022

    Summer 2022 Travel Information

    Dear U-M Community Member, As we come to an end of a successful in-person academic year and approach the summer travel season, we wanted to provide important guidance and tips for those planning to travel abroad during Summer 2022.  Before You Travel Abroad Get vaccinated or get a COVID-19 booster shot wherever available to you.…
  • April 14, 2022

    April 14, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    Cases increasing The number of COVID-19 cases on campus and in Washtenaw county remains elevated –  Washtenaw county is currently a “Medium” COVID-19 community level. The more transmissible BA.2 subvariant of Omicron is felt to be the primary driver of the current wave of new cases (now accounting for 83.7% of cases in the Midwest).…
  • April 8, 2022

    April 8, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    Isolation housing capacity  On April 8, the university’s Isolation Housing capacity changed from 432 beds to 160 beds. This change is marked on the isolation housing dashboard and means our community will see larger percentages for capacity used when someone enters isolation than we’ve grown accustomed to under the previous denominator. Current occupancy is now…
  • April 1, 2022

    COVID-19 cases are increasing. Let's finish the semester strong.

    Dear U-M Ann Arbor Community Member, After weeks of declining COVID-19 cases in our region, we’re now seeing a trend of case counts increasing both on campus and in the wider community. Many of these cases can be linked to unmasked social gatherings.  Additionally, the spread of the BA.2 subvariant of Omicron has grown to represent more…
  • March 25, 2022

    March 25, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    Case activity Campus COVID-19 cases experienced a slight increase last week from the previous week. Case counts in Washtenaw county appear to have plateaued and wastewater sampling from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti treatment centers and from sites near campus also show steady low-level counts. No Campus response metrics are currently being met. BA.2 variant The…
  • March 17, 2022

    March 17, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    Case activity COVID-19 cases increased slightly last week, back to pre-spring break levels. Percent positivity remains low at the Community Sampling and Tracking Program but did increase after spring break for those seeking testing with symptoms at University Health Service. New quarantine guidance  Updated guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services states…
  • March 10, 2022

    March 10, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

    New face covering policy Starting March 14, the university is making masking optional in most indoor spaces, including offices, residence halls and athletic events. The change is supported by high vaccination rates in the U-M community and improving regional conditions. Masks will remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces during class times, patient care…