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Public Health Committee

Dear campus community,

Last week, the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the executive orders Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This ruling does not change Wayne State University’s health and safety policies. From the beginning of the pandemic, our response has been — and will continue to be — guided by science and data.

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state and country, and as we approach the beginning of flu season, it is more important than ever to maintain our vigilance. If you plan to be on campus this fall or winter — even if it is only for one day — please continue to: 

  • Wear a face covering at all times in all public spaces, both indoors and outside. The only exception to wearing a face covering is when you are in a private space, such as a dorm room or apartment.
  • Complete the Campus Daily Screener every day that you plan to be on campus, beginning 48 hours before your return. The screener has recently proven vital in helping us rapidly identify cases and implement quarantine/isolation measures to contain our first campus cluster.
  • Maintain six feet of physical distance with others when on campus and comply with posted signage regarding building entries and exits, hallway directions, and capacity requirements.
  • Get your flu shot or submit your declination form by Oct. 15.
  • If you have symptoms or feel ill, stay home.

While these requirements may be inconvenient, they are necessary steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. By adhering to all health and safety guidelines, we can continue to provide a high-quality education and keep our campus community safe.

Thank you,

Public Health Committee