If you have respiratory illness symptoms (fever, coughing, sore throat, etc.), you should stay home and away from others until symptoms improve and no fever has been present (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • Report your positive test result, unless you tested through University Health Service. UHS test results are automatically shared with the U-M Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS).
  • EHS will contact you, generally within 24 hours, to discuss your care and isolation options and your timeline. The CDC offers¬†guidance on what to do when you are sick.
  • Students can contact the Dean of Students Office or their academic deans’ office to discuss how to address missed classes, coursework, or other academic concerns.


Students and employees can access COVID-19 treatments such as Paxlovid, etc., the following ways:

  • On campus at the University Health Service (patients only).
  • Michigan Medicine Virtual Urgent Care.
  • Through primary care providers.
  • Through the Washtenaw County Health Department.

Case Management & Follow-up

When you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a case investigator from the Department of Environment, Health & Safety will contact you and provide education about isolation, close contact notification, criteria to complete isolation and resources to successfully complete isolation.

Post-COVID Care

Recovering from COVID-19 can have persistent physical, emotional, financial and academic impacts. Please consult with UHS, CAPS or the Dean of Students Office for support and assistance, including connections with other available resources, if you are struggling in any way due to COVID. More information can be found here.

Michigan Medicine has created two new COVID-19 Long Haul Clinics, one for adults and one for children.

The Multidisciplinary Post COVID-19 Clinic, or COVID-19 Long Haul Clinic, provides post-discharge care to adult patients experiencing long-term post COVID symptoms and complications.

Mental Health & Well-being Resources

Focusing on our mental health and well-being is more important than ever. Many of the resources below have been created or expanded to meet the increased needs of our community: