“It's about protecting human lives.”

Jacob, Student

What's Your Reason?

We all want to stay healthy and keep our loved ones safe. We all want our lives to get back to normal. If we all closely follow public health guidelines, it slows the spread of COVID-19 — protecting those who need it most and giving researchers time to find the treatments we need.

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"Staying diligent will help us come together as quickly as possible."

Darien (left)

Together, we will make a difference.

Join other U-M students, faculty and staff in following safety measures across campus to protect yourself, your family, your friends and your community:

  • Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more between yourself and others.
  • Wear a face covering that covers your mouth, nose and chin anywhere on campus including indoors, outside and on U-M transportation.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. If unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. Avoid touching your face.
  • If you're gathering with others, meet outdoors when possible and limit the size. The smaller the group, the safer the event.
  • Do not share common food and beverages.
  • If you feel sick, stay home and away from others. Seek medical attention if necessary.
  • Get vaccinated against the flu.

For more details on how you can stay safe and healthy at U-M, view our specific information pages for Students and Families and Faculty and Staff.

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“If we all do the right things, we'll get to a better place.”
– Martino Harmon, VP for Student Life
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“I want to protect those who are most vunerable.”
– Mellisa, Student
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“No one person can make this go away, but one person can make it worse.”
– Steve, Professor


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Wolverine Culture of Care

The Division of Student Life worked closely with U-M students across campus this summer to develop the Wolverine Culture of Care — a commitment to keeping the U-M campus community as healthy and safe as possible. We encourage you to review and post these guidelines as a reminder of how to best care for yourself and to be respectful of your impact on the health of others.

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U-M School of Public Health

Learn more about how you can decrease your risk by stacking your protective behaviors in this video created by the School of Public Health.

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Reduce Your Risk

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

View this graphic to learn more about the best ways to lower your risk and stay healthy.

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Protect yourself and others

Learn how you can greatly reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, physical distancing and staying home when possible.

View the graphic to learn how you can help protect yourself and others.

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Quarantine vs. Isolation

Quarantining and isolation both help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn the difference between the two preventive actions.

View the graphic to learn how you can help protect yourself and others.