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

New Fall 2021 Vaccination Policy

The University of Michigan COVID-19 vaccination requirement policy is in effect. All UM-Flint faculty, staff, and students are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, with limited exemptions by August 30, 2021. This policy is subject to change as the pandemic and public health guidance continues to evolve.

You can read more about the policy as well as review the vaccination FAQs. Please update your vaccination status here. Individuals may submit a medical or religious exemption or a postponement request through this form.

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 ongoing health and safety of our campus community.


Your Path Through the UM Vaccine Mandate

Undergraduate or Graduate Student at UM-Flint 

Are you a fully online student with no need to come to campus? 

Yes

  • Fill out this form in order to be considered out of scope of the policy for Fall 2021. 
  • Note: Fully Online Students in Winter 2022 will have to resubmit based on their Winter schedule.

No

  • You are in scope of the policy. You need to submit your vaccine record here in order to be in compliance. 

Are you fully vaccinated? 

Yes

  • If you have not submitted your vaccine for verification, you must do so immediately here.
  • If your ResponsiBlue App says “COVID-19 Vaccination Completed” with a white check mark, you do not need to do anything further in order to be in compliance with the policy. 

No

  • In order to be in compliance with the policy, unvaccinated people must have an approved medical or religious exemption on file with UM. Start that process here.
  • Unvaccinated people must also be tested weekly and report that the test result here.

Are you partially vaccinated?

Yes

  • Submit your partial vaccination record here
  • Partially vaccinated people must get weekly testing until fully vaccinated. 
  • Submit your full vaccination record here.

Update on Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccination

Face Covering Updated Policy – August 11, 2021

With COVID-19 cases involving the more infectious delta variant trending up on campus and throughout the nation, state and in Genesee County, UM-Flint will require all individuals to wear face coverings in university buildings beginning Aug. 11 regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings will not be required outdoors on campus. The full policy is available here, with details of limited exceptions, which include actively eating and drinking, while alone with the door closed in an enclosed office, and being in your own residence hall, including common areas.


Reporting COVID-19 Like Illness, Exposure, or 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

Self-Reporting

Faculty, Staff, & Student Employees

  • Stay home and self-isolate until provided with further advice from your physician and direction from the university.
  • Notify your supervisor
  • If testing is required, OHS will monitor in partnership with UM Work Connections and coordinate return to work with HR and EHS when appropriate.
  • Depending on advice from OHS and EHS, you may require notification to the Genesee County Health Department for contact tracing.

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

  • Consider being tested
  • Begin self-isolation/ quarantine
  • A case manager will be assigned and reach out for support and resources

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 an Illness

If anyone who is COVID-19 symptomatic, asymptomatic, but was exposed to someone who tested positive OR 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
  • If exposed, quarantine for 10 days, and if no symptoms develop, continue to self-monitor health on days 11 through 14 while returning to normal activities
  • If symptomatic/tested positive, isolate for at least 10 days from onset of symptoms, until without fever for at least 24 hours, and all other symptoms improved

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

  • Employees are allowed to work remotely if approved by HR and OHS, and overall supervisor approval.

Students

  • Students cannot return to campus until they receive a “Clear to Return to Campus” email from the Office of the Dean of Students. 
  • Students should provide this email to their instructors for verification of clearance.