Important Updates

A new policy — SPG 601.91 Clery Act Compliance — outlines the expectations of the U-M Division of Public Safety and Security and employees designated as CSAs in the university’s compliance with the Clery Act.  Adults working with minors have been identified as CSAs and must complete the mandatory training annually in addition to the required CoC training modules. Any questions related to Clery training requirements can be directed to CleryAct-Compliance@umich.edu.

Covid-19 Resources

 

This page will highlight University Covid-19 safety protocols and mandates that may impact programs and events involving minors. 

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint for the most up-to-date guidance.  

Updated Mask Policy

  • Masks will remain required in classrooms and other instructional spaces, patient care areas, campus buses and in campus COVID-19 testing sites at least through the end of the winter term. 
  • The Dearborn and Flint campuses will communicate this policy change directly to their respective campuses.
  • Mask use still is suggested as an effective strategy for enhanced personal protection, especially for those with compromised immune status, those who are not vaccinated or up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, and anyone with a perceived increased risk of complications from infection.
  • Please recognize and respect that some in the community will choose to continue to mask and should be empowered to do so. Please be kind and respectful of these personal choices.

Covid-19 Planning Checklist and Resource

It is important to note that the Covid-19 planning checklist is a resource provided as a reference for programs and events involving minors.  Deans and unit/department administrators are responsible for approving all programming involving minors and may use the guideline document as a point of reference when developing plans for programs and events. Note: EHS will no longer review Covid-19 plans for programs involving minors. Programs may access EHS resources for policy guidelines concerning topics related to vaccinations, gatherings, etc. 

EHS Update-Vaccination and Gatherings 

Generally, the UM COVID-19 Vaccine Policy does not apply to guests, visitors, or third parties. Certain circumstances may warrant requiring the vaccine as a condition of participation in an event, and it is important to fully understand the constraints around this and to obtain approvals for mandating this through your Executive Leadership with General Counsel review. As an initial matter, if a UM unit were to require the COVID-19 vaccine for an event or gathering, the unit must also allow for medical and religious exemptions. Further, the UM centralized processes for collecting vaccine information and providing exemptions generally do not support third parties. General Counsel contacts would be Kelly Cruz (khcruz@umich.edu) or Gloria Hage (ghage@umich.edu). Units are not expected to manage vaccination status of attendees. Units should be prepared to provide seating for those that wish to socially distance from others.   

Resource: https://ehs.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/COVID-19-Guidelines-for-Campus-Facilities.pdf 

Student Organizations

In addition to the Children on Campus guidelines and policies for programs and events, student organizations may also contact the Center for Campus Involvement for support and programming guidance.