Testing & Monitoring

Want to know how to get tested at U-M? Check out this guide for available testing options on campus.

While physical distancing, wearing a face covering and hand washing are the most reliable actions we can take to protect our community, testing is an additional intervention in the "layered approach" to preventing COVID-19.

The University of Michigan is using a multi-tiered testing and monitoring strategy to help stop the spread of the virus on campus. It was developed based on the detailed guidance of dozens of experts including several faculty members from the School of Public Health who also advise Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer. It includes:

Medical technician and student discuss asymptomatic testing procedure
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Departure Testing

U-M is offering departure testing and guidance for students prior to returning to their permanent residences and surrounding communities.

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Pre-arrival Testing

U-M partnered with Quest Diagnostics to test nearly 6,000 students before they moved into Michigan Housing through pre-arrival testing. U-M also offered testing to all 1,500 Fraternity & Sorority Life congregate living facilities over a 3-week span.

Pop-up Testing

Along with campus partners, University Health Service organizes onsite testing for students in their residence halls or off campus living facilities, in response to identified clusters within their communal living community.

Medical technician preparing for asymptomatic visitors selected for testing

Quarantine Testing

University Health Service, in partnership with the Division of Public Safety & Security, delivers test kits to students in U-M Quarantine and Isolation Housing.

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Exposure Testing

Exposure testing is recommended for close contacts identified though case investigation, contact tracing or workplace exposure investigations.

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Daily Symptom Monitoring

Each day, all members of the U-M campus community who enter campus buildings are required to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms by answering a brief set of questions using ResponsiBLUE, our daily symptom checker tool.