Maintaining a healthy and safe campus is a priority, especially now in the era of COVID-19. For that reason, the UM-Flint Department of Public Safety (DPS) is enacting new protocols for employees who must be on campus this summer. 

The protocols are part of a broader initiative across the all University of Michigan campuses. Designed using the latest public health information on mitigating the spread of the virus, the protocols require the understanding and cooperation of all of our campus community members. The well-being of the campus community is a shared responsibility by all of us. 

Prior to your visit to campus, please reach out to the DPS Communication Center at (810) 762-3333 to request entry to the building you are accessing. 

Here is what you can expect when you arrive on campus: 

  • You will be asked a short list of health screening questions. You can read and complete these questions in advance of your visit at https://responsiblue.umich.edu/sign-in.  You will need to provide confirmation that you completed the screening online within two hours of your visit to campus. For employees who have been instructed to work on campus, it is the responsibility of their direct supervisor to ensure that the health screening protocols listed here are followed. The ResponsiBLUE health screening app is available in both the Apple App Stores as well as the Google Play stores for Android devices. Just search for ResponsiBLUE. 
  • If you do not meet the criteria of the screening for entry, you will not be allowed to enter the buildings on campus.  
  • All employees and visitors to campus must have a face covering, either a mask, scarf, or bandana. Any individual without a face covering will be denied entry into the buildings.  
  • If an individual does not have a face covering when they arrive, they can receive one from DPS at the Hubbard Building during regular business hours of 8am - 5pm.  

These ongoing measures are for the health and safety of all people. When each of us follows these steps, we are protecting ourselves and those around us. It takes all of us doing our part to keep each other healthy, and to limit to the best of our ability the virus spread during the ongoing pandemic. 

University of Michigan Face Covering Policy for COVID-19

Research shows that transmission of COVID-19 is greatly reduced and lives are saved when all individuals wear face coverings while in public. Because many cases of COVID-19 are mild or asymptomatic and COVID-19 can be transmitted days before an individual with the virus is symptomatic, the community is best protected when all individuals mask up. It is the shared responsibility of the entire U-M community to protect not only their health but the health of those who are most vulnerable for serious illness and death from COVID-19.

Face coverings will help to slow the spread of the virus, and are part of a multi-layered approach for COVID-19 prevention. Other preventive measures -- including physical distancing, frequent hand washing, routine disinfection of high touch surfaces, and minimizing the duration of contact time with others -- need to be maintained even while wearing a face covering. Following all of these measures will help the University maintain an in-person fall semester.

U-M requires all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose anywhere on U-M property (including the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses as well as properties off campus). This includes when inside buildings, outdoors and on U-M transportation. It is difficult to maintain distance from groups even while outdoors on a busy university campus, and so face coverings outdoors will help slow the spread of the virus.

Many types of cloth face coverings are acceptable, including homemade masks, scarves, bandanas and handkerchiefs provided that they have two layers of fabric, but face coverings that seal as tightly as possible to the face are preferable. The use of a face shield as a substitute for a face covering is not allowed nor is the use of any face covering with an exhalation valve as supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Exceptions where a face covering is not required include when you are:

(1) indoors in a single enclosed private office with your door closed or your assigned residence hall room/suite or apartment.

(2) eating or drinking but still maintaining social distance (at least six feet of physical separation between yourself and others).

(3) alone in a private motor vehicle or utility vehicle used for University business.

(4) a child under the age of 5 years or someone who is unable to remove a face covering without assistance.

(5) required to wear assigned respiratory protection for the job tasks you are performing.

(6) granted a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For information on requesting such accommodations, please contact the Office for Institutional Equity.

(7) engaged in physical activities or recreation in a distanced manner or participating in university sanctioned ‘high intensity’ athletic practice activity and competition.

(8) involved in an activity, including certain types of instruction, where wearing a face covering may be infeasible or present a safety hazard provided that a risk assessment is performed and reviewed by U-M EHS.

(9) communicating with someone who is hearing impaired or otherwise disabled and where the ability to see the mouth is essential to communication; in such circumstances, alternatives such as clear face coverings and other accommodations also will be explored.

(10) giving a speech for broadcast or an audience while maintaining physical distance of at least six feet from others (very limited applicability).

(11) receiving a service for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.

(12) not a University of Michigan employee and you are working in construction and only within a defin

Health Screening Locations

Below is a map of building entry points for campus. Health screenings will take place at each of these locations.

Building Hours

Fall 2020 Building Operating Hours can be found here.