Information Regarding the COVID-19 Response at the University of Michigan-Flint

This is the information site for the UM-Flint community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As this public health issue continues to impact the campus, the university is dedicated to keeping all stakeholders updated with the latest information on a wide variety of topics including classes and academics, hours of operation, and other related information.

New information is added as soon as it is available. If you have any questions, please send those to flint.key-issues@umich.edu, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

For medical-related questions, please call your doctor. For questions regarding COVID-19, call the State of Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline at (888) 535-6136, 7 days a week 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thank you for your commitment to the health and safety of our campus community.

UM-Flint’s Response to the November 18 Emergency Epidemic Orders

Read the message to campus here.

Reporting COVID-19 Like Illness

UM-Flint aims to deliver its mission while protecting the health and safety of our faculty, staff and students and minimizing the potential spread of disease within our community. Please follow these steps if you are experiencing ANY of the following:

  • COVID-19 symptomatic
  • Fever or chills; Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or body aches; Headache; New loss of taste or smell; Sore throat Congestion or runny nose; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea
  • Asymptomatic but were exposed to someone who tested positive (within 6’ for greater than 15 minutes over a 24 hour period
  • Tested positive for COVID-19

Self-Reporting

Faculty, Staff, & Student Employees

Faculty, staff and student employees will receive follow-up, support and information regarding resources from HR and EHS in coordination with UM Work Connections.

Students

A case manager from the Department of Public Health will be assigned to students for follow-up, support and information regarding resources. The case manager will assist with contact tracing and provide ongoing outreach for 14 days regarding test results, communication with faculty, resources and support.

Third-Party Reporting of a Student Illness
If a student reports to a faculty or staff member they are COVID-19 symptomatic, asymptomatic but were exposed to someone who tested positive (within 6’ for greater than 15 minutes over a 24 hour period) or you have tested positive for COVID-19 please follow these steps.

  • Instruct the student to stay home and not come to campus
  • Advise the student to contact their health care provider and get tested
  • Advise the student to self-monitor symptoms
  • Self-isolate for 14 days if advised by a healthcare provider
  • Complete the Student COVID-19 Illness Reporting Form
  • Consider academic accommodations for course work
  • Student employees should be connected with Suzi Bye sbye@umich.edu in Human Resources for reporting requirements.

Return to Campus

In order to return to campus please follow the procedures outlined below based on your affiliation with UM-Flint.

Faculty, Staff, & Student Employees
Students