Campus Alert: For updates on Mid Michigan College's response to COVID-19, visit Mid’s Study Safe, Stay Healthy webpage.

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases: Management, Communication and Tracking

Mid Michigan College is committed to proactively addressing any cases of COVID-19 that are reported to our College team. Below, you'll find information about how the College will handle any positive cases.

Exposure, Self-Quarantine, Reporting, and Attendance Recommendations

If you have other questions about what to do if you've been exposed to COVID, show symptoms and haven't been tested, or if you wonder whether you should self-quarantine, follow the recommendations below.

Quarantine, Testing, and Attendance Recommendations

If you have been exposed to someone, or been in close contact* with someone with COVID-19

Self-monitor for symptoms** for 10 days. You do not need to self-quarantine if you do not have symptoms. You may still come to campus, ensuring that you comply with all safety precautions in place. If you develop any symptoms**, get a COVID-19 test and begin to self-quarantine until results are received.


If you have been Tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results

Complete the Covid Self-Report of a Test Form and self-quarantine until you receive results. Exceptions apply in cases of people getting regularly tested for employment reasons: ie. Long-Term Care Facilities' employees who are being tested weekly per the Governor’s Executive Order.


If you receive a negative COVID-19 test result AND are asymptomatic**

You can return to campus with no restrictions. You should continue to self-monitor for symptoms** for 10 days, and if symptoms arise, we recommend being tested again.


If you test positive for COVID-19

Self-quarantine and self-monitor for symptoms** for 10 days. After 10 days from when symptoms** appeared (or from your positive test date if you are asymptomatic**), you may be permitted to return to campus. The following conditions apply: you must be symptom-free** and fever-free without fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours.


*Close Contact Definition

The CDC defines close contact as having been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer, 48 hours prior to when symptoms first started with the infected individual and for ten days. In the case of someone who does not show symptoms but tests positive for the virus, close contact protocols apply to two days prior to the test date and for ten days.


Covid -19 Symptoms

• Fever >100.4 ° F

• Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing

• Coughing

• Chills

• Repeated Shaking with Chills

• Unexplained Muscle Pain

• Headache

• Sore Throat

• Recent loss of the sense of taste or smell (classical symptom which typically tests positive)


Reporting a COVID-19 Test (Awaiting Results and a Positive Test Result)

If you get tested for Covid-19 because you are exposed to the illness or show symptoms, please complete the COVID-19 Self Report Form. Even if you are still awaiting the results of your test, you should alert the College so that our COVID-19 Care Team can consider the appropriate actions to ensure the wellness and safety of our campus communities.

No identifiable information or details from these forms will be communicated or shared outside of trained College officials. No personal information will be included in any College alerts or communications.



Managing and Communicating About Positive Cases

The form above allows the College to proactively respond to positive cases or those cases pending testing results.

When alerted to a case of an employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19, Mid Michigan College will work with the Central Michigan District Health Department on the case, initiate contact tracing and send information to those who have had direct interactions with those individuals testing positive while engaged in College-sponsored activities.

Public Health Alerts will be sent to all College-employees and students who participated in an in-person course with the infected individual during the exposure risk period.

The exposure risk period is defined as beginning two days prior to symptoms appearing (in the case of someone experiencing Covid-related symptoms) or from the date of the positive test (in the case of someone who is asymptomatic) and ending ten days later.

If the individual reports having had close contact (see definition below) with other College employees or students in the course of College-sponsored activities, Mid Michigan College will also send public health alerts to the identified individuals.

The CDC defines close contact as having been within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer, 48 hours prior to when symptoms first started with the infected individual and for ten days. In the case of someone who does not show symptoms but tests positive for the virus, close contact protocols apply to two days prior to the test date and for ten days.

Faculty, staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 should self-isolate at home for at least ten days, or until they have fully recovered and have been fever-free for at least three days if they are symptomatic. If they are asymptomatic, they should self-isolate at home for ten days following the testing date.

You will be contacted only if you are identified through contact tracing as having been in an in-person class with someone testing positive for COVID OR if you have been identified as having close contact with that individual in a College-sponsored function. If you are not identified as falling within one of those categories, you have no special precautions to take at this time and will not be contacted. Mid Michigan College may assign particular operational steps based on the circumstances of each positive case, and those steps will also be communicated to anyone affected by them.

Mid will not send a campus-wide communication each time a positive case occurs. Positive cases will be tracked and updated weekly on this page.

The local public health department may contact an employee's supervisor if further contact tracing of the COVID-19 positive individual is needed; however, the actual test result and all other protected health information will not be disclosed.

Individuals on campus who are not symptomatic but would like to be tested can find testing sites at the Michigan COVID-19 Test Finder. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should immediately complete the form above.



Returning to Campus After a Positive Diagnosis

In the case of someone with Covid-19 symptoms, individuals may return to campus when these three conditions are met:

  • The individual remains fever-free without the use of fever reducers for 24 hours.
  • The individual shows improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath).
  • It has been at least 10 days since their symptoms first appeared.

At the direction of their supervisor, employees may be required to provide documentation from their health care provider before returning to work.

In the case of non-symptomatic cases:

  • It has been ten non-symptomatic days since the date of the positive Covid-19 test (not to be confused with the date of notification)

Confirmed New Cases by Week

To maintain the privacy of our College community, Mid limits the information we share about any positive cases of COVID-19. Weekly updates about new COVID-19 positive cases will be shared throughout the current semester. Case reporting will include our faculty, staff, students, and individuals who were in our facilities or at College-sponsored events during their exposure risk period.


Fall 2020 Total Reported Cases June 15 - January 3 | 40
WEEK OF CONFIRMED NEW CASES TOTAL POSITIVE CASES REPORTED (SINCE JANUARY 4)
January 4 - January 10
0 0
January 11 - January 17
1 1
January 18 - January 24
1 2
January 25 - January 31
2 4
February 1 - February 7
1 5
February 8 - February 14
0 5
February 15 - February 21
0 5
February 22 - February 28
1 6
March 1 - March 7
0 6
March 8 - March 14
2 8
March 15 - March 21
3 11
March 22 - March 28
3 14
March 29 - April 4
4 18
 
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