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EMU updates COVID-19 policies for face masks and daily health screenings

EMU students and employees will no longer be required to wear masks in many indoor spaces on campus or to fill out the daily COVID Pass.

Face masks will no longer be required in most indoor spaces on campus and daily health screenings will end beginning Monday, March 28, at Eastern Michigan University.

Face masks will still be required at the following places where people gather for extended periods of time:

  • Classrooms, labs, and other instructional spaces while class is in session
  • Large events, including the April commencement ceremony and the Undergraduate Symposium
  • The COVID-19 Testing Center, located in the EMU Student Center
  • EMU vehicles and other shared transportation, such as buses
  • Private offices, up to the office occupant's discretion

Daily health screenings, or the COVID Pass, will no longer be enforced. However, the university encourages students, faculty, and staff who are feeling sick to not attend class or work.

Students and employees who test positive for COVID-19, are exposed to someone who did, or have symptoms will still be required to report it to the university.

About 91% of EMU employees and 76% of students who regularly attend classes or activities on campus have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Non-vaccinated students and employees will need to continue submitting COVID-19 test results.

This decision was made after the U.S. Centers for Disease and Control classified Washtenaw County as having a “low” risk of transmission of COVID-19 amid lower case numbers, according to EMU.