COVID-19 Information for Students
Masks in classrooms, while recommended, are optional. If you decide to wear a mask it should be a tight-fitting mask as recommended by the CDC. You can read more about the right type of mask at the CDC website. Note that there are some small office spaces with student/visitor traffic where a staff or faculty member may request a mask be worn.
If You Test Positive for COVID-19:
Notify your instructor(s) and send documentation confirming your diagnosis, if required. The syllabus will outline your instructors’ late/missed work policy as well as their preferred method of contact. Please give your instructors at least 48 hours to reply. Should they request documentation, it should be on letterhead if possible and include your name, the date of diagnosis, and the positive result indicator; it does not need to be more specific than that.
If your symptoms persist or are severe enough that you’re unsure whether you can complete you course(s), check the Important Dates for drop or withdraw options. If you are using Financial Aid funding to pay for classes, please contact their office at 734.462.4433 to ensure a drop or withdraw will not have a negative impact on your funding. If your illness occurs or extends beyond these deadlines, review our Extenuating Circumstances appeal process and complete the form before the deadline for consideration. The deadline to submit an EC appeal is 10 calendar days after the last day of class, and requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received.
- Stay home for 5 days.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can come to campus but will be required to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
- A negative COVID test is not required to return to campus.
If you have a fever of 100.4 or higher, please remain home until you are fever free without the aid of medication for 24 hours.
- If you are sick, don’t come to class. Contact your instructor(s) and, if you suspect you may have Covid, get tested. In the event that you are ill and do not have COVID, you will be subjected to whatever late work policy your instructor has on his/her syllabus.
- A person who experiences symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should not come to class, should isolate from others, and be clinically evaluated for COVID-19, and tested for SARS-CoV-2 if indicated.
- Looking for Close Contact/Quarantine Information? The CDC has rescinded their quarantine recommendation for exposure/contact with a COVID-19 positive person.
If You Were Exposed to COVID-19:
If you were exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19 or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health authority that you were exposed, the CDC advises that you take the following steps regardless of your vaccination status or if you have had a previous infection.
After Being Exposed to COVID-19 START PRECAUTIONS Immediately:
- Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed
- Start counting from Day 1
- Day 0 is the day of your last exposure to someone with COVID-19
- Day 1 is the first full day after your last exposure
CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS for 10 Full Days (You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed)
- Wear a high-quality mask or respirator (e.g., N95) any time you are around others inside your home or indoors in public.
- Take extra precautions if you will be around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.
- Watch for symptoms:
- fever (100.4°F or greater)
- shortness of breath
- other COVID-19 symptoms
If You Develop Symptoms:
If your test result is positive, follow the CDC isolation recommendations.
Get Tested Day 6:
- Get tested at least 5 full days after your last exposure (Test even if you don’t develop symptoms)
- If you already had COVID-19 within the past 90 days, see specific testing recommendations.
IF YOU TEST negative, continue taking precautions through day 10:
- Wear a high-quality mask when around others at home and indoors in public.
- You can still develop COVID-19 up to 10 days after you have been exposed.
IF YOU TEST positive:
As noted in the Food and Drug Administration labeling for authorized over-the-counter antigen tests, negative test results do not rule out SARS-CoV-2 infection and should not be used as the sole basis for treatment or patient management decisions, including infection control decisions.
Last Updated Aug. 11, 2022. For more information visit the CDC website.