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Health and Safety Levels

Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Three

Behavior and operations at Michigan Tech are guided by our Health and Safety Levels. These levels provide us with the agility to respond to COVID-19 on campus and in the local community in real time with scientifically informed, practical, and targeted steps.

The COVID-19 Health and Safety Levels provide flexibility, to the extent reasonably possible, for those who are at higher risk for complications from the virus or who have an immediate household member in that category. At the same time, they permit students and employees to be on campus with mitigation efforts tailored to real-time metrics, such as the presence of the virus in the campus community; the presence of the virus in the local community; the health care capacity in the local community; and relevant local, state, and federal guidance and orders.

The Return to Campus—Health and Safety Levels Protocol went into effect on July 27, 2020, after the successful completion of our Return to Campus Three-Step Plan.

Level One

Face-to-face learning. Face coverings are encouraged, but not required. Employees are present as usual. Buildings operate normally. Symptom tracking is voluntary. No size limits on group gatherings.

  • Face-to-face instruction
  • Face coverings are encouraged indoors; and encouraged outdoors where six-foot distancing can't be maintained
  • Symptomatic testing
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is voluntary
  • Current MIOSHA Order requires employees to work from home if able to do so. Employees may be on campus when necessary to perform their job duties. Employees should discuss their work arrangements with their supervisor.  
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are open
  • Current MDHHS Order limits non-University gatherings to 25 people indoors and 300 people outdoors.
  • Visitors are permitted
  • Travel requires standard approval procedures. Domestic travelers may be asked to quarantine before returning to campus, depending on the presence of the coronavirus in the location visited and the mode/carrier of travel (they might not be advised of this requirement in advance). Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding returning to campus after international travel. 
    Travel Restrictions Note: Upon request of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), Michigan Tech is currently requiring all individuals to remain away from campus for 14 days after returning from international travel. Michigan Tech strongly encourages students and employees to quarantine during this period and to be tested 5–7 days after international travel.

Level Two

Mixed-modality learning. Face coverings are required. Employees are present, with COVID-19 accommodations. Symptom tracking is required daily on campus. Buildings operate normally. Group sizes begin to be limited.

  • Mixed-modality instruction
  • Face coverings are required indoors; required outdoors where six-foot distancing can't be maintained
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is required daily on campus and to access Canvas
  • Current MIOSHA Order requires employees to work from home if able to do so. Employees may be on campus when necessary to perform their job duties. Employees should discuss their work arrangements with their supervisor.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are mostly open
  • Current MDHHS Order limits non-University gatherings to 25 people indoors and 300 people outdoors.
  • Visitors must fill out symptom tracking form and follow campus protocols
  • Travel requires standard approval procedures. Domestic travelers may be asked to quarantine before returning to campus, depending on the presence of the coronavirus in the location visited and the mode/carrier of travel (they might not be advised of this requirement in advance). Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding returning to campus after international travel. 
    Travel Restrictions Note: Upon request of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), Michigan Tech is currently requiring all individuals to remain away from campus for 14 days after returning from international travel. Michigan Tech strongly encourages students and employees to quarantine during this period and to be tested 5–7 days after international travel.

Level Three (Current Level)

Mixed-modality learning. Face coverings are required. Employees are present, with COVID-19 accommodations. Symptom tracking is required daily on campus. Buildings operate normally. Group sizes are limited further.

  • Mixed-modality instruction
  • Face coverings are required indoors; required outdoors where six-foot distancing can't be maintained
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is required daily on campus and to access Canvas
  • Current MIOSHA Order requires employees to work from home if able to do so. Employees may be on campus when necessary to perform their job duties. Employees should discuss their work arrangements with their supervisor.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are mostly open
  • Current MDHHS Order limits non-University gatherings to 25 people indoors and 300 people outdoors.
  • Visitors must fill out symptom tracking form and follow campus protocols
  • Travel requires standard approval procedures. Domestic travelers may be asked to quarantine before returning to campus, depending on the presence of the coronavirus in the location visited and the mode/carrier of travel (they might not be advised of this requirement in advance). Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding returning to campus after international travel. 
    Travel Restrictions Note: Upon request of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), Michigan Tech is currently requiring all individuals to remain away from campus for 14 days after returning from international travel. Michigan Tech strongly encourages students and employees to quarantine during this period and to be tested 5–7 days after international travel.

Level Four

Mixed-modality learning. Face coverings are required. Employee presence is reduced. Symptom tracking is required daily on campus. Building access is restricted. Group sizes are very limited.

  • Mixed-modality instruction
  • Face coverings are required indoors; required outdoors where six-foot distancing can't be maintained
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is required daily on campus and to access Canvas
  • Current MIOSHA Order requires employees to work from home if able to do so. Employees may be on campus when necessary to perform their job duties. Employees should discuss their work arrangements with their supervisor.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are mostly closed
  • Current MDHHS Order limits non-University gatherings to 25 people indoors and 300 people outdoors.
  • Only visitors whose presence is consistent with the University's mission are allowed; these visitors must fill out the symptom tracking form and follow campus protocols
  • Only essential travel permitted, requiring VP approval. International and domestic travel may require quarantine upon return, depending on presence of virus in location traveled to and on carrier used. Quarantine requirement may not be known in advance. 
    Travel Restrictions Note: Upon request of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), Michigan Tech is currently requiring all individuals to remain away from campus for 14 days after returning from international travel. Michigan Tech strongly encourages students and employees to quarantine during this period and to be tested 5–7 days after international travel.

Level Five

Remote learning. Face coverings are required. Essential employees only. Symptom tracking is required daily on campus. Building access is restricted and some spaces are hibernated. No group gatherings allowed.

  • Remote instruction
  • Face coverings are required indoors; required outdoors where six-foot distancing can't be maintained
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing on-demand
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is required daily on campus, but not to access Canvas
  • Current MIOSHA Order requires employees to work from home if able to do so. Employees may be on campus when necessary to perform their job duties. Employees should discuss their work arrangements with their supervisor.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual with some spaces hibernated
  • Common areas are closed
  • Current MDHHS Order limits non-University gatherings to 25 people indoors and 300 people outdoors.
  • Visitors are restricted to essential contractors with vice presidential permission only; these visitors must fill out the symptom tracking form and follow campus protocols
  • No University sponsored travel.
    Travel Restrictions Note: Upon request of the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD), Michigan Tech is currently requiring all individuals to remain away from campus for 14 days after returning from international travel. Michigan Tech strongly encourages students and employees to quarantine during this period and to be tested 5–7 days after international travel.