Last Updated: Friday, September 11th, 2020 at 10:04 AM.

Campus Maize & Blueprint

Read about the plan for Fall 2020 at UM-Flint.

This is the resource and information site for the University of Michigan-Flint community regarding the COVID-19 virus. As this public health issue continues to impact the campus, the University is dedicated to keeping all students, faculty, staff, and the community updated with the latest information on a wide variety of topics including helpful FAQs.

Please continue to check this site regularly, as 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.
Thank you for your commitment to the health and safety of our campus community.

UM-Flint Reporting COVID-19 Like Illness Fact Sheet

The University of Michigan-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 10 minutes) 
  • Tested positive for COVID-19
Self-Reporting
Faculty, Staff, & Student Employees Students
  • Stay home and self-isolate until provided with further advice from your physician and direction from the University.
  • Notify your supervisor
  • Contact UM Occupational Health Services (OHS) at 734-764-8021 (select prompt 1). 
  • Notify Human Resources (HR) and Environmental Health Services (EHS) by emailing UMF-COVID-Employee-Reporting@umich.edu and completing the Employee Report Form at umflint.edu/covid-19
  • If testing is required, OHS will monitor in partnership with UM Work Connections and coordinate return to work with UMF HR and EHS when appropriate.
  • Depending on advice from OHS and EHS, you may require notification to the GCHD (GCHD-CD@gchd.us or call (810) 257-1017) for contact tracing.
  • Stay home
  • Notify  your instructors
  • Complete the Student COVID-19 Illness Reporting Form at umflint.edu/covid-19
  • Consider being tested
  • Begin self-isolation/ quarantine 
  • A case manager will be assigned and reach out for support and resources
  • If testing is required, the Office of the Dean of Students will monitor in partnership with the Genesee County Health Department to coordinate return to campus when appropriate.
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 10 minutes) or you have tested positive for COVID-19 please follow these steps.

  1. Instruct the student to stay home and not come to campus;
  2. Advise the student to contact their health care provider and get tested;
  3. Advise the student to self-monitor symptoms;
  4. Self-isolate for 14 days if advised by a healthcare provider;
  5. File a Student COVID-19 Illness Reporting Form at umflint.edu/covid-19 report with the Office of the Dean of Students;
  6. Consider academic accommodations for course work.
  7. Student employees should be connected with Suzi Bye (sbye@umich.edu) in Human Resources for reporting requirements.
Case Management

A case manager from the School 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. 

Faculty, staff and student employees will receive follow-up, support and information regarding resources from Human Resources and Environmental Health Services in coordination with University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Work Connections.

Return to Campus

In order to return to campus please follow the procedures outlined below based on your affiliation with the University of Michigan-Flint

Faculty, Staff, & Student Employees

Students

Employees are not allowed to work on campus until written documentation is provided through Human Resources (HR), working in conjunction with Occupational Health Services (OHS) in Ann Arbor. 

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

Students will be required to follow the most current health guidelines from the Genesee County Health Department as informed by the CDC before returning to campus.

Students must submit written documentation from a healthcare provider or local county Health Department to the Office of the Dean of Students.

Residential students will be instructed by Housing & Residential Life about their return to the residence hall

 


If you think you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has useful information on what you can do. 

It is important to remember, if you do become ill, please stay home and rest.


For medical-related questions, please call your doctor. Questions about COVID-19? Call the state of Michigan’s COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, 7 days a week 8am-5pm.
 

This site will be updated as additional guidance becomes available.