These guidelines have been crafted based on current guidance from the CDC and the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department (WUPHD). Given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 virus, the MTU Flex Task Force anticipates these guidelines will be updated with more detail as it is provided to the University.
Quarantine Guidelines Flowchart
Fully Vaccinated People
Under CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated people who are exposed to COVID-19 but have no symptoms do not need to quarantine. In keeping with CDC guidance, vaccinated people who are informed by WUPHD that they have been exposed to the virus should get tested three to five days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
Unvaccinated or Partially Vaccinated People
Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated people who are informed by WUPHD that they have been exposed to COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days. It is our understanding that WUPHD will not place in quarantine anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 less than three months prior to the most recent exposure. However, if you tested positive for COVID-19 more than three months prior to the most recent exposure and have not been fully vaccinated, the WUPHD will require you to quarantine.
Additional Information for Students
If you are a student who has been placed in quarantine by the health department, you need to inform your instructors immediately to discuss course requirements and assignments. Mixed-modality instruction is not guaranteed in all classes during the fall 2021 semester and instructors are not required to provide remote instruction. If you are unable to contact your instructors, please contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance. Do not go to class if the health department places you in quarantine.