- Students Changing Departure Plans
April 3: Guide and information for residence hall students on staying in or leaving the halls.
Frequently Asked Questions
What steps is the University taking to address COVID-19?
Information on Michigan Tech's plans for fall 2020 is available on the MTU Flex website.
What additional cleaning measures is the University undertaking?
In the spring, essential critical infrastructure workers who remained on campus received training from our environmental health and safety officer with guidance from the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department.
During the fall semester, a specific plan will be put in place for public spaces, water fountains, and other high-contact areas. Building custodians will be spending less time in departmental spaces so that they can redirect their effort to more frequent sanitizing of high-frequency touchpoints such as water fountains, doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons and handles.
Custodians will visit offices on a weekly basis for vacuuming and maintenance checks. University Departments will need to do their part by bringing their trash and recycling to common designated area(s) within their building and regularly wiping high-frequency touchpoints within their individual offices, office suites, kitchenettes, and break rooms.
I'm concerned that I may have been exposed to COVID-19. What should I do?
If you are feeling ill, please seek medical care right away. Call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms before going to the emergency room at UP Health System Portage (906-483-1000), Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital (906-337-6500) or Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center-Houghton Clinic (906-483-1860, located in the SDC).
If your travel could have exposed you to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), or if you think you have been exposed in other ways, please fill out Michigan Tech's returning travelers form.
What is the Husky Emergency Assistance Program?
The Husky Emergency Assistance Fund has been established to help members of the Michigan Tech campus community (students and employees) who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of crises such as the COVID-19 situation. To learn more visit Husky Emergency Assistance Fund or call 906-487-1567.
Where can I find credible information about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent its spread?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have a dedicated COVID-19 website and provide regular updates on all aspects of the disease including the facts about COVID-19. You may also want to review the information provided by the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health.
Classes and Academic Policies
The suspension of face-to-face instruction begins Monday, March 16. Faculty will contact students no later than Wednesday, March 18 to provide online course information. All undergraduate and graduate students will be affected by this change in course delivery.
I would like to provide feedback on my spring 2020 courses. Who do I contact?
Please email feedback to email@example.com. Include the course title, section number, and professor's name.
How is research being handled on campus?
More information on how research will be handled this fall is available on the Academic Experience FAQs page on the MTU Flex website.
Facilities Management has provided some guidelines for campus community members who are cleaning or disinfecting personal spaces, and other tips for doing your part to keep our community safe.
The Graduate School has compiled a list of specific FAQs for graduate students.
Will COVID-19 tests be covered by Wellfleet insurance?
Wellfleet will cover student member costs for COVID-19 testing. Wellfleet will waive all co-pays, deductibles, and co-insurance. Similar to a preventive visit, like an annual physical, the member will have no out-of-pocket costs for testing.
I'm concerned. Who do I talk to?
Reach out to Counseling Services at 906-487-2538 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how they can best support you through telecounseling and other resources.
International Programs and Services has compiled a list of specific FAQs for international students.
Registered Student Organizations
Student Leadership and Involvement has compiled a list of specific FAQs for registered student organizations.
The Office of the Associate Vice President for Research Development has compiled at list of specific FAQs to assist researchers.
I am an employee whose hours have been reduced or eliminated because of COVID-19. Are there any resources to help me?
Student and nonstudent employees can apply for financial assistance from Michigan Tech's Husky Emergency Assistance Fund.
Additionally, the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity has put together a Claiming Unemployment Benefits in Michigan COVID-19 Guide.
Student Support and Resources
What emergency resources are available to students?
The Dean of Students has a list of resources available to students including emergency funds.
Am I still able to receive services from Counseling Services?
Please contact Counseling Services at email@example.com or 906-487-2538 to discuss available options like online video platforms. If you reside elsewhere, staff can help identify mental health providers in your area. For all upcoming counseling appointments scheduled on campus, please reach out to reschedule a virtual appointment.
Students who are receiving psychiatric medication management from Lisa Meyer, NP, and plan to remain out of the local area should contact the Counseling Services office to discuss options to refill prescribed medications.