Eastern Michigan University continues to promote campus safety and reduce the spread of COVID-19, updating its safe return-to-campus policies on June 1.
Face masks are no longer required in many indoor spaces on campus following EMU’s policy change on March 28. According to EMU, this change came after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control considered Washtenaw County to have a “low” risk of transmission.
Although not required in many indoor spaces, face masks will still be required in classrooms, labs, and other instructional spaces, as well as during large events like commencement ceremonies, the Undergraduate Symposium, EMU COVID-19 testing, in university vehicles and in private offices. These spaces will be identified with the university’s new “mask required” signage.
Students who live in on-campus housing must test negative before moving in, regardless of their vaccination status. Unvaccinated students who attend in-person classes or activities on EMU’s campus must go through regular testing.
All students and employees who test positive for COVID-19, are exposed to someone who tests positive, or has any symptoms are required to report it to the university using the COVID Report form.
Despite daily health screenings no longer being enforced, the university still encourages students, faculty, and staff who are feeling any symptoms of COVID-19 to fill one out before leaving their residence each day.
The university expects that every campus community member continues to follow these standards as part of its commitment to safety. For any further questions, contact the Office of Community Wellness & Responsibility at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734.487.2157.
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