Stay Safe, Stay Connected

Keep playing it safe so we can stay together.

We all know that COVID-19 is still a major health risk and that being with others is an important part of our well-being. How can we stay safe and connected? It is possible to protect your friends, family and community and still have fun.

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Socialize Safely:

  • Continue to mask up anytime you are outside your immediate household and indoors.
  • Keep your social bubble consistent (and as small as possible).
  • When you gather or do group activities, try to do so outdoors as transmission risk is lower when outdoors. Follow the latest guidance on gathering size limits.
  • Local travel is STILL travel. Be mindful of visiting friends, family and others that you don’t regularly see. Testing is recommended before departure and return.
  • Get tested weekly if you are unvaccinated to prevent unknown asymptomatic spread. Remember that a negative test does not mean you can stop following other recommendations, including masking.
  • If SICK, isolate and arrange to get evaluated and tested through University Health Service.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet apart from others.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Get vaccinated against the flu.
  • Reach out for help or guidance if you don't know how to navigate the processes. There are many COVID-19 resources available at U-M. University Health Service also provides guidance on safe social gatherings.

Connect With Resources:

Stay in the Blue

Keep in mind that alcohol can lower inhibitions and impair decision-making about safety behaviors. Learn about celebrating safely and staying in the blue.

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Staying Well at U-M

Find useful resources, videos and events that can help you explore all of the dimensions of well-being.

Happening @ Michigan

Learn about special programming and virtual happenings across campus. There are a huge range of activities available for all interests.

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Connecting During COVID

Address your social well-being during this time by using some of these tips, links and resources for U-M students.

Maize Pages

Discover unique opportunities to connect with more than 1,600 student organizations.

Beyond Campus

Access a collection of virtual offerings that help students meet people and make connections, even if you cannot physically be on campus.

Not sure where to get started?

Use this decision tree of suggestions for ways to find community and have fun here: Find community.