COVID-19 Outreach and Resources

Michigan Technological University recognizes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, on our students.

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology has compiled a few of the most utilized resources here. If you have questions or would like to explore other resources that may be available to you, please reach out to us at kip@mtu.edu.

MTU Flex and COVID-19

What does MTU Flex mean? 

MTU Flex is the University’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic on campus. As part of this plan, the University will use Health and Safety Levels to guide our behavior on campus. 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. All incoming and current students should review MTU Flex on a regular basis for the most current information.

Where do I find COVID-19 information? 

The MTU Flex website is continuously updated to provide our community with the most up-to-date information on the situation. The page includes information on testing, quarantine, absences, and travel information.

Additional Ways to Stay Informed:

Quarantine Guidelines

Guidelines for quarantining if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed are available on the MTU Flex website. If you have questions about the dates of a quarantine, contact the Western UP Health Department at (906) 482-7382, option 8 (8 am - 4 pm M-F).

Mental Health and Well-Being

Center for Student Mental Health and Well-Being provides students mental health support including individual therapy, drop-in support, support and therapy groups, workshops, programs, events and medical management. Here, you can find out 2021 Fall support groups that focus on different topics like self-improvement, stress and anxiety management and others. Your well-being is important to us, please feel free to utilize available on-campus mental health and well-being services. Additional resources are available from a Michigan.gov Stay Well counselor.

Physical Activity

It is important that you stay physically active during the pandemic because regular physical activity offers a great form of medicine to promote good physical and mental health. The department offers a free virtual physical activity program called UP and Moving This program provides live and recorded home-based workouts to help keep adults (students, staff, faculty, community members) in the Upper Peninsula physically active and healthy during the pandemic and beyond. Other physical activity resources available to students include intramurals and the Outdoor Adventure Program.

Travel Guidelines

Guidance on domestic and international travel is available from CDC, including a travel planner, which can help you connect to relevant information sources at your destination.