Helping keep the community safe

ResponsiBLUE is a tool to help support campus health and safety by providing you with a quick daily symptom check for COVID-19.

Each day, all members of our campus community who enter campus buildings and facilities are required to use ResponsiBLUE to check themselves for COVID-19 symptoms by answering a brief set of questions. The tool offers advice on where to seek care if you are not well and provides visibility and insights into the state of public health at U-M.

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NOTICE: Undergraduates who previously requested an exemption from weekly testing will now have their ResponsiBLUE App display the testing box with a “Completed” or “Expired” status. This change has been made to support opportunities for the student community to engage together safely and in-person to celebrate end-of-year milestones. Read more in this FAQ.


The new quarantine and isolation indicator box will appear just below the COVID-19 testing indicator and will only be visible to students who have been placed into or asked to quarantine or isolate by U-M’s Environment, Health and Safety department or the Contact Tracing Corps.

The indicator will state that the student is currently either in quarantine or isolation but will not specify which.

By clicking onto the Q/I indicator, which will read ‘Required’, ResponsiBLUE also will display the departure date of when the student may discontinue their quarantine or isolation.

COVID-19 Test Verification

ResponsiBLUE now provides all U-M Ann Arbor students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) with their COVID-19 testing status by noting the date of their last test through U-M testing programs. All students are responsible for ensuring they have the required green symptom check and the green "Completed" COVID-19 test verification to be on campus. Please note: It takes about 2 hours for Community Sampling and Tracking Program test information to show up in the ResponsiBLUE app.

All U-M Ann Arbor students (undergraduate, graduate and professional) who live on campus are registered for an in-person or hybrid class, or who come to campus for research, work or other activities (e.g. libraries, unions, Rec Sports, Dining) in campus buildings are required to complete weekly mandatory COVID-19 testing through U-M. This allows for immediate information sharing with the university for timely and accurate tracking of testing completion and compliance.

Students will either have a "COMPLETED" or "EXPIRED" status displayed on their screen at the end of the symptom check process.

Because people can be infected with COVID-19 and not show any symptoms, students living off campus who do not have a regular need to come to campus still are encouraged to participate in routine COVID-19 testing through the Community Sampling and Tracking Program to help protect the health of the U-M community. Doing so also will make it easy to come on campus when students would like to or if the need arises.

You are cleared to be on campus. Test is expiring.

You are cleared to be on campus. Test is expiring.

Quarantine and isolation required.

Quarantine and isolation required.