Duderstadt Center Covid-19 updates related to revised U-M facial-covering policy
(updated March 14, 2022)
From the U-M Campus Maize & Blueprint:
“Effective March 14, 2022, masking will be optional in most indoor spaces on campus, including in offices, residence halls and at athletic events. Masks will remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces (during class times), patient care areas, campus buses and in campus COVID-19 testing sites at least through the end of the winter term.”
What does this mean for users of the Duderstadt Center?
- Most areas, including open spaces, library seating, open computing workstations, and study spaces, will no longer require masking.
- Spaces being used for classroom instruction will require masking during class times.
- Some DC spaces permit walk-in use but may also include concurrent classroom instruction. For example, you may be working on a personal project in a lab or studio at a time when a formal class session begins. Course attendees and others in the same space should be masked.
- Signage will be posted at the entrances to specific DC spaces that may require masking, with instructions on when masks could be required for use of the space. Please note these areas and respect the requests of instructors and/or DC staff to mask where appropriate under the new U-M mask policy.
Check also for updated policies of DC labs, studios, and reservable spaces, here:
Thank you to all for helping U-M to achieve a richer in-person learning environment.
Covid-19 Information updates for services and spaces may vary by location in the center, and by the partner organizations providing services. Refer to the list in the Main Menu under “Partners” or see this list of page links to “Partners”
You will find current hours of operation for the Duderstadt Center facility, including special notices, here: Hours of Operation.
U-M Ann Arbor Campus Covid-19 Information
March 10, 2022, Campus COVID-19 Update
Starting March 14, the university is making masking optional in most indoor spaces, including offices, residence halls and athletic events. The change is supported by high vaccination rates in the U-M community and improving regional conditions.
Masks will remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces during class times, patient care areas, campus transit and in COVID-19 testing sites. Read more in the University Record.
Effective March 14, guests attending indoor ticketed Michigan Athletic events will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test – based on new guidance issued by the Campus Health Response Committee. CHRC continues to recommend the use of ResponsiBLUE symptom screening for guests at in-person events and programs and notes food and drink are now acceptable for in-person gatherings.
COVID-19 cases continued on a downward trend last week, down from the previous week. Campus experts are monitoring case activity closely as our campus community resumes activities after spring break and associated travel.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to get a COVID-19 test following spring break travel. If you test positive using a rapid antigen test or test positive from a testing center outside of U-M, report your positive test result here and isolate accordingly.
Members of the U-M community must update their ResponsiBLUE app to version 2.0 on mobile devices to view the latest features. If a mobile device is not configured to automatically update apps, the COVID-19 Vaccination card will display “Invalid” for the status, and the user will need to visit the app store to download an update. This may require users to delete and reinstall the app. Do not resubmit vaccination records if you have already done so. More information is available here: https://teamdynamix.umich.edu/TDClient/30/Portal/KB/ArticleDet?ID=7324.
U-M’s COVID-19 vaccine policy that requires that students, faculty and staff remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. The Community Sampling and Tracking Program continues to be available on campus for free, COVID-19 testing. Weekly testing remains required of U-M community members who have an exemption from the vaccine policy.
Administrative holds are being placed for students’ non-compliance with COVID-19 policies, and will prevent students from adding or dropping classes, registering for the future term and requesting an official transcript. A COVID-19 administrative hold does not impact a student’s ability to graduate or receive their diploma.
Comprehensive Covid-19 Information for the U-M Ann Arbor Campus is available at the dedicated site: Campus Maize and Blueprint.