COVID-19 Research Information

Research related FAQs have been organized by subject.

Current Status of Research Activities:

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Executive Order 2020-21, “Stay Home, Stay Safe,” taking effect at 12:01 am March 24th, 2020. The order has since been amended and extended through May 28, 2020. To comply with this order, and in an effort to protect the health and safety of the Michigan Tech community, the University has posted a Stay at Home protocol. Subsequent executive orders have allowed some research activities to begin again. See the following guidance:

Michigan Tech research leaders will continue to assess the situation and communicate with the campus community as conditions change.


An outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus named "2019 Novel Coronavirus" or "COVID-19" is affecting a large number of countries around the world, including the United States. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments and travel advisories are in place.

The University is working closely with the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department and following the guidance of the CDC in monitoring COVID-19 developments. 

Sponsor Specific Memos and Guidance

As information becomes available from sponsors concerning COVID-19 it will be updated here. More information can be found under Research Development in the FAQ's section or on the Council on Governmental Relations (COGR) COVID-19 Resources page.  COGR has also prepared a matrix of the status at major federal grant-making agencies.

The Office of Management and Budget has issued guidance on Federal contract performance, including:

  • M-20-20 "Repurposing Existing Federal Financial Assistance Programs and Awards to Support the Emergency Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)"Pertinant
  • M-20-21 "Implementation Guidance for Supplemental Funding Provided in Response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)"

FAQ's from OMB