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Study Safe and Stay Healthy

This information will be regularly updated when changes occur. In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, and recommendations from health authorities, adjustments may be made before they can be accurately reflected below.


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 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



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 Reopening Plan.

Stage 1: Starting June 22: Select lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction return to campus.

Stage 2: Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:

  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources

Stage 3: Starting August 31: Campus is open with social distancing AND face coverings. Enhanced sanitizing protocols continue.



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 Fall 2020 Student FAQ page.

Visitors: Contact Mid or specific departments for more information.



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

If coming to campus is permitted and necessary, complete a self-screening. Before coming to campus, all students, employees, and visitors must conduct a self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms.

If you have any of the following symptoms do not come to campus.

  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath or Difficulty Breathing
  • Coughing
  • Chills
  • Repeated Shaking with Chills
  • Muscle Pain
  • Headache
  • Sore Throat
  • Recent loss of the sense of taste or smell
  • In the last 2 weeks, did you travel internationally, or live in or visit a place where COVID-19 is widespread?
  • Do you have a chronic lung disease, asthma, serious heart condition, diabetes, weakened ability to cough, weakened immune system, liver disease, or are receiving dialysis, pregnant, or severely obese?

If you answer yes to any of the screening questions, do not come to campus.


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 Fall Reopening Plan.

Stage 1: Starting June 22: Select lab-based courses that require in-person, hands-on instruction return to campus.

Stage 2: Throughout July, access to certain services will return to on-campus delivery through a phased approach. Communications will be distributed and remote service delivery will continue as needed. The services/teams listed below have been identified as returning to campus during the month of July:

  • Orientation
  • Library & Learning Services
  • Testing Center
  • Accommodation Services
  • Mid Mentors, Financial Aid, and Registration & Records
  • Information Technology/Help Desk
  • Finance & Facilities
  • Safety & Security
  • Campus Stores
  • Human Resources

Stage 3: Starting August 31: Campus is open with social distancing and PPE required.

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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