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

All of us at Mid Michigan College know that staying healthy and safe are your top priorities during this difficult time. We also know that a brighter future is on the horizon.

Safety at a Glance

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Safety Details

General Guidance on COVID testing, quarantine, and coming to campus

If you have been in close contact* to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19

You should quarantine and monitor for symptoms** for 14 days form exposure. If you show symptoms of the virus** you should immediately isolate and get tested.

Difference between isolation and quarantine:

  • Isolation is for people who have been exposed to the virus and are exhibiting symptoms.
  • Quarantine is for people who have been exposed (close contact*) to the virus, but are not exhibiting symptoms.

Testing after possible exposure

If you are quarantining because you have been exposed (close contact*) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but you do not have symptoms, it is recommended you wait at least 5 days from when quarantine began before getting tested. If you have a negative test result, Health Department guidelines still recommend quarantining for the entire time period.


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.


If you have received the COVID-19 vaccination and have been in close contact* to someone who has tested positive for the virus

Fully vaccinated persons who meet the criteria below are no longer required to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Individuals should keep their COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to confirm their exemption from quarantine.

The immune period begins two weeks after vaccination.

  • If given a two-dose vaccination series, immunity builds two weeks after the second dose
  • If given a one-dose vaccine, immunity builds two weeks after that dose

Based on the above, you may be exempt from quarantine, provided you do not have any COVID-19 symptoms**.


*Close Contact Definition

Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a COVID-19 compromised individual for 15 minutes, including brief encounters in a 24-hour period totaling 15 minutes or more; OR having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (e.g. being coughed on).

Examples of close contact

  • Caring for, living with, or visiting someone who has COVID-19
  • Being near someone who has COVID-19 in a confined space and the person was not wearing a face mask

**COVID -19 Symptoms

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Common symptoms are

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea



Before Coming to Campus...

Reporting COVID-19 Testing (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.

For information about the College's communication of positive COVID-19 cases and protocol for returning to campus, visit the Confirmed COVID Cases Management page.



Check the current stage of Mid's COVID-19 Response.

In response to the recent Emergency Order from the Department of Health and Human Services, most instruction has moved fully online and most offices will be operating remotely. Each campus is open for students who need to access computers or wi-fi. The food pantry and other student support services are also still available. See the Student and Employee FAQs for more information.


Consider remote solutions first.

If you can accomplish your task or resolve your need remotely (e.g.; by calling, emailing, or scheduling a video meeting), do so.

Employees: Find more information on the Employee FAQ page.

Students: Find more information on the COVID-19 Response page..

Visitors: Contact Mid or specific departments for more information.



If coming to campus is permitted and necessary, complete a self-screening.

As part of our comprehensive strategy for controlling the spread of COVID-19 on campus, we are deploying #CampusClear, a daily self-screening app and campus "Fast Pass." Everyone in our learning community is required to use #CampusClear prior to coming to campus.

To get started, download the app from the app stores.

Apple Play Store

Google Play

We encourage you to enable notifications from the app. There will only be 1 notification each day to prompt you to take the self-screening survey.

Once you've downloaded #CampusClear, log in by entering your Mid email address. You'll receive an email confirmation, and after clicking the confirmation link in the email, you will have access to the app.

If you do not have a smartphone, you may log onto the #CampusClear website to complete your screening using this link.

There will be signs at all entry doors with QR codes so visitors can download the app. Visitors will be able to use a phone number when signing in to receive the confirmation link.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we strive to ensure Mid's campuses are safe, healthy spaces.



Bring a face covering

In order to provide a safe environment on campus and to protect the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, facial coverings are required in all of Mid’s facilities and social distancing must be practiced when possible. Eating on campus is restricted to designated areas in order to maintain healthy practices. Various protocols for safety may depend on the situation and environment, and they will be communicated as needed.

Students who cannot wear a face covering for a documented reason must contact Amy Dykhouse (adykhouse@midmich.edu) in Accommodations, Employees must contact Human Resources (hr@midmich.edu), and Visitors must contact Safety & Security (security@midmich.edu).

Violations of this policy are considered a breach of the Code of Conduct and will be referred to the Director of Student Conduct, Human Resources, and/or Safety & Security as appropriate.



When On Campus

Be aware of the current stage of Mid's COVID-19 Response.

In response to the recent Emergency Order from the Department of Health and Human Services, most instruction has moved fully online and most offices will be operating remotely. Each campus is open for students who need to access computers or wi-fi. The food pantry and other student support services are also still available. See the Student and Employee FAQs for more information.



Bring a face covering.

In order to provide a safe environment on campus and to protect the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, facial coverings are required in all of Mid’s facilities and social distancing must be practiced when possible. Eating on campus is restricted to designated areas in order to maintain healthy practices. Various protocols for safety may depend on the situation and environment, and they will be communicated as needed.

Students who cannot wear a face covering for a documented reason must contact Amy Dykhouse (adykhouse@midmich.edu) in Accommodations, Employees must contact Human Resources (hr@midmich.edu), and Visitors must contact Safety & Security (security@midmich.edu).

Violations of this policy are considered a breach of the Code of Conduct and will be referred to the Director of Student Conduct, Human Resources, and/or Safety & Security as appropriate.



Practice social distancing at all times by staying at least six feet apart.



Clean classrooms, labs, and offices often will be a collaborative effort!

Mid’s custodial teams will regularly and thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of each campus.

In addition, employees and students should wipe down their workstations, phones, copy machines, light switches, desks, etc. within their own office/classroom areas prior to using and before leaving the space each day. Cleaning products have been supplied by Mid's facilities team in all areas.

Example: A classroom is used for a staff meeting. Employees should wipe surfaces prior to sitting down and clean them again once the meeting has ended. This would be the same for a class. Students should clean the areas that they use.



Safety and Cleaning

Clean classrooms, labs, and offices often will be a collaborative effort!

Mid’s custodial teams will regularly and thoroughly clean and disinfect all areas of each campus.

In addition, employees and students should wipe down their workstations, phones, copy machines, light switches, desks, etc. within their own office/classroom areas prior to using and before leaving the space each day. Facilities will provide disinfectant spray, towels, wipes, and gloves in all office and classroom areas.

Example: A classroom is used for a staff meeting. Employees should wipe surfaces prior to sitting down and clean them again once the meeting has ended. This would be the same for a class. Students should clean the area that they use.



Mid will clean all public spaces daily following CDC recommendations for disinfecting spaces and high-touch point surfaces.

This includes countertops, restrooms, water bottle refill stations, waiting rooms, seating, door handles and push/pull devices, and light switches.

Drinking fountains are not available at this time, but the water bottle refill station is operational.



Mid will provide barriers in designated higher-risk areas, such as service counters.

This will provide a physical separation between the employee and student/campus guest.



Mid will mark floors, staircases, and service areas to designate appropriate social distancing.

Employees, students, and visitors can use these markings to maintain the required six-foot minimum distance.



Eating on campus is restricted.

Eating on campus is restricted to designated areas in order to maintain healthy practices.


Appropriate notifications will occur if there are positive COVID-19 cases on campus.

Mid will work with the Central Michigan District Health Department (CMDHD) on contact tracing.

This process is important and complies with all privacy laws to accurately communicate necessary facts to others. CMDHD may notify the College of any positive test results that involve any students, employees, or visitors.

If any students, employees, or visitors are not within CMDHD jurisdiction, Mid will work with the appropriate health department to confirm test results and conduct contact tracing. Mid's communication and management plan is online.



Testing based on potential on-campus exposure is available free of charge.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's May 26 executive order allows for individuals to be tested at community sites at no cost. Use this link to find a no-cost testing site near you.

You may also work with your individual healthcare provider to discuss symptoms and testing options. Most insurance companies will pay for the cost of testing.



 
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