The winter term has begun and our students are back, bringing a vibrance and warmth to our snowy Ann Arbor campus. The start of a new term often brings a mixture of emotions for U-M students, as they find their way to new classrooms and reconnect with friends—and during the pandemic, it also brings up questions related to COVID-19.
Earlier today, your student received this emailed update, which included the latest information on what to do if they test positive for COVID-19 based on whether they live on campus or off campus, as well as an update on the current status of our quarantine and isolation housing.
In a Jan. 3 message to our campus community, President Mark S. Schlissel and Provost Susan M. Collins shared that cases were likely to increase, regardless of decisions made about in-person work or classes. Your student getting vaccinated and boosted as soon as they are eligible, as well as continued masking, can help prevent severe illness. Several on-campus, walk-in clinics are available for your student.
We recognize that receiving a positive COVID-19 test can elicit a range of emotions and questions about what comes next. Our team is working as quickly as possible to assist those with questions and concerns, and we are grateful that students are committed to taking steps to protect themselves and their community members.
Our Wolverines have shown an incredible response to getting tested, receiving their COVID-19 booster, and following other public health safety measures to help our campus continue a robust residential experience into the winter term—a response no doubt encouraged and supported by our many Wolverine families. Thank you for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times together.
To stay up to date on the latest news and announcements from campus, you may also view the Campus Maize and Blueprint site.