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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 of cases seen at University Health Service continue to be mild

Preventing COVID

Actions the community can take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses include: staying home when sick; getting vaccinated against COVID-19, including boosters when eligible; wearing a face covering when around others; and getting tested before attending social activities or following close contact exposures. Free COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits and masks are available on campus at select testing sites. More tips in this FAQ.

International travel guidance

As we come to an end of a successful in-person academic year and approach the summer travel season, the university has shared important guidance and tips for those planning to travel abroad during Summer 2022. Read the full campus message.

Masking on U-M buses

Masks remain required on U-M transportation under the U-M face covering policy at this time.

Spring/Summer Term reminder

Students, faculty and staff will continue to be required to be up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations. Use of the daily symptom checker tool, ResponsiBLUE, is expected. The Campus Health Response Committee continues to evaluate the masking requirement on university buses and in instructional spaces during class time, taking into consideration the current increased case activity attributed to the BA.2 variant. An update on masking will be provided before the spring term begins on May 3.

Tips if you’ve been exposed 

If you are notified that you may have been a close contact to someone testing positive – regardless of your vaccination status – it is recommended that you wear a mask for 10 days following your last exposure and monitor for any symptoms. If your exposure was from a roommate or household contact, you should get tested 3-7 days later. Employees in the healthcare setting must continue to follow quarantine guidance per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More information is available in this FAQ.