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Current evolving pandemic situation – awareness and preparedness
November 15, 2020
Dear Colleagues –
Recently, there have been marked increases in the number of COVID-19 cases in Michigan and the Midwest as well as other areas across the country and the globe.
We are monitoring the situation on campus and in the region (see below) and there is the possibility that additional pandemic management measures may be established at the state or federal level as we move forward.
Please be advised that new measures limiting on-site activities will likely be necessary if the current trends continue.
All of those involved with on-campus research activities should be aware of the current situation, review current status of on-site activities for your area and unit, and update your plan for a phased and hopefully limited reduction for on-site research activities so that all are prepared as needed.
The Michigan Governor's office has actually issued additional guidelines this event that include a shift to full online education activites for colleges and university effective Wednesday, November 18th (Gatherings and Face Mask Order - https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_98455-545136--,00.html) with special considerations for training of health care professionals.
Our goal is to take measured steps in accordance with the guidance issued from the Michigan Governor’s office and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services with the goal of protecting the health of our employees and students and the broad communities that we serve.
We will be providing more guidance for on-site research activities as we go forward and as the situation evolves, but I felt it is important to get this on everyone’s radar screen.
As always, thank you for your consideration and engagement with the challenges at hand.
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