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Health and Safety Levels

Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Three

This fall, behavior and operations at Michigan Tech will be 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.

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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
  • Employees are present on campus as usual
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are open
  • Group gatherings have no size limits
  • 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.

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
  • Employees are present on campus, with COVID-19 accommodations
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are mostly open
  • Group gatherings are limited to 100 people indoors and 250 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.

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
  • Employees are present on campus, with COVID-19 accommodations
  • Campus buildings operate as usual
  • Common areas are mostly open
  • From July 31, 2020 until expiration of EO 181, group gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors with the exception of classes and meetings associated with employment; 150 people outdoors. All are subject to six feet of physical distancing. When EO 181 is not in effect, group gatherings are limited to 50 people indoors and 150 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.

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
  • Only essential employees, research personnel, and those unable to work remotely are present on campus
  • Campus buildings have access restricted
  • Common areas are mostly closed
  • Group gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 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
  • Essential travel is permitted, but only with vice presidential approval. International and 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).

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 testing
  • Contact tracing is active
  • Symptom tracking is required daily on campus
  • Only essential employees are present on campus
  • Campus buildings have access restricted and some spaces hibernated
  • Common areas are closed
  • Group gatherings are not permitted
  • Visitors are restricted to essential contractors with vice presidential permission only; these visitors must fill out the symptom tracking form and follow campus protocols
  • Travel is restricted per the state stay-home order; no international travel is allowed