The University of Michigan has added a policy that everyone must wear a mask or face covering on all campuses.

As of July 15th, the University of Michigan now requires that everyone on the university campuses wear a mask or face covering to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The policy includes all locations on the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses as well as Michigan Medicine campuses. Masks and face coverings are not only required indoors but outdoors and on university transportation as it is hard to social distance on some college campuses.

Homemade masks, bandanas, scarves, and handkerchiefs are all considered acceptable face coverings. Face coverings are not required under the following conditions:

  • Indoors in a single, enclosed, private office or your assigned residence hall, suite, or apartment.
  • Eating or drinking while maintaining social distancing.
  • Alone in a private vehicle or utility vehicle used for University business.
  • Children 2-years-old or younger or anyone who cannot remove a mask without assistance.
  • Required to wear assigned respiratory equipment for job tasks.
  • Granted reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Engaged in physical or recreational activities while social distancing.
  • Involved in an activity where face masks are infeasible.
  • Communicating with someone who is hearing impaired.
  • Giving a speech for broadcast or an audience.
  • Receiving a service for which removing the mask is necessary for that service.

To see more on the new policy and a complete breakdown of the new rules, click here for all the information.  

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