Health and Safety Levels

Campus Health and Safety Level: Level Two

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

Health and Safety Levels Mitigation Comparison

Level One

  • Face-to-face instruction.
  • Face coverings are not required, but are permitted. 
  • Follow recommendations from your health care provider or the Health Department for testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus falls under normal operations. 
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are open.
  • There are no restrictions to group gathering sizes.
  • 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:

    Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding international travel.
    Additional Resources:

Level Two (Current Level)

  • Face-to-face instruction.
  • Face coverings will still be required in classrooms and laboratories during classes and lab courses, and in the library. Face coverings may also be required during faculty office hours at the discretion of the individual faculty member. In all other settings, face coverings will be encouraged but not required.
  • Follow recommendations from your health care provider or the Health Department for testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus falls under normal operations.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are open.
  • Group gathering sizes are consistent with current State rules.
  • 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:

    Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding international travel.
    Additional Resources:

Level Three

  • Face-to-face or mixed-modality instruction depending on circumstances.
  • Face coverings are required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus falls under normal operations.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are mostly open.
  • Group gathering sizes are consistent with current State rules.
  • 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:

    Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding international travel.
    Additional Resources:

Level Four

  • Mixed-modality instruction.
  • Face coverings are required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Employee presence on campus is dependent on unit-based decisions.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual.
  • Common areas are mostly closed.
  • Group gathering sizes are consistent with current State rules.
  • Only visitors whose presence is consistent with the University's mission are allowed; these visitors must symptom monitor and follow 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:

    Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding international travel.
    Additional Resources:

Level Five

  • Remote instruction
  • Face coverings are required indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. They may be required outdoors at gatherings, depending on circumstances.
  • Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing.
  • Contact tracing is through the Health Department.
  • Limited personnel on campus.
  • Campus buildings operate as usual with some spaces hibernated.
  • Common areas are closed.
  • No group gatherings.
  • Visitors are restricted to essential contractors with vice presidential permission only; these visitors must symptom monitor and follow protocols.
  • No University sponsored travel.
    Travel Restrictions Note:

    Michigan Tech follows current CDC guidance regarding international travel.
    Additional Resources: