The following policies and guidance are in place to support the health of the campus community:


Face coverings are required on the Ann Arbor campus in patient care areas (e.g Michigan Medicine, University Health Service and the Dental School clinical areas) and at U-M Covid-19 testing sites. Masks are optional for all other indoor spaces on the University of Michigan campuses.

NOTE: Michigan Medicine will maintain its universal masking policy in all facilities where a patient may arrive as part of their care – including for billing or administrative purposes. The U-M Medical School will follow campus guidelines and protocols.

For questions about policy compliance, please visit the FAQ here.


U-M requires all students living in Michigan Housing on the Ann Arbor campus to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information. For fall 2023, students in Michigan Housing will also need to submit proof of receiving the bivalent omicron COVID-19 booster and five routine childhood vaccinations.

Community Prevention Guidance

When we all work together to follow public health guidelines, it slows the spread of COVID-19. Here’s how you can help keep campus healthy:

  • Get vaccinated against COVID-19, including any additional recommended boosters.
  • Wear a face covering indoors when around others in areas of high transmission.
  • Get tested before attending social activities. Free PCR and rapid antigen tests are available on campus at testing sites.
  • Get tested after close contact exposures, and be sure to wear a mask for the appropriate time frame based on your exposure.
  • Use ResponsiBLUE the daily symptom checker.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Campus Response Metrics

The University of Michigan uses a set of Response Metrics to determining the needs for local or campuswide policies to slow the transmission of COVID-19. Read the full set of Response Metrics here.