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April 29, 2022

April 29, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update

Decreasing cases

While the overall recent trend within Washtenaw county has remained steady, the number of new COVID-19 cases on campus has steadily decreased over the past two weeks. That trend is most apparent among the U-M student population and can be seen on the COVID-19 dashboard by selecting the student under status. For individuals seeking testing at University Health Service, the majority continued to experience mild symptoms. No campus metrics are currently being met. 

Updated COVID policies

Effective May 2, wearing a mask is no longer required on campus in instructional settings during class time or while on U-M buses. Masks remain required in patient care areas and at campus COVID-19 testing sites. The campus community is expected to remain up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations — completion of primary vaccine series and one booster — as outlined under the vaccination policy. Weekly testing remains required for those with an exemption from the vaccination policy and use of the daily symptom checker ResponsiBLUE, is expected. More details in the University Record.

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.

Pause on updates

The COVID-19 updates will pause for the spring-summer terms. For the latest information, visit the campus blueprint website.