COVID-19 Information for the SOE Community

Effective August 17, 2022

  • Current masking requirements:
    • Masking is required in patient care areas and U-M COVID-19 testing sites
    • Masking is optional for all other indoor spaces on the University of Michigan campuses
  • Current vaccination requirements:
    • U-M requires all students, faculty, and staff on the Ann Arbor (including Michigan Medicine), Dearborn, and Flint campuses to be vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19 and to submit their vaccination information

Visit U-M Health Response Policies & Guidance for the most up-to-date COVID-19 information and policies from the university.

Re-Engagement Commitments

SOE Re-Engagement Commitments

As we re-engage in-person activities in the School of Education, we are committed to:

  • Delivering the highest quality education experience possible consistent with the standards of the School of Education and the University of Michigan.
  • Prioritizing the health and safety of all members of our community, with special consideration and thought toward vulnerable individuals by following public health heuristics informed by experts at the University of Michigan, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State of Michigan.
  • Centering diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity as we work to make teaching, learning, and working safe, robust, and inclusive of all members of the School of Education.
Michigan Education Care Compact

An SOE community commitment to embodying our values and achieving our goals as we come back together this year by maintaining a vibrant, healthy, equitable, caring, excellent, compassionate, and inclusive academic, research, and work experiences for all in our collective. Read the Michigan Education Care Compact graphic guide for more details.

COVID-19 Precautions & Policies


As of August 17, 2022, the university's COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all students, faculty, and staff to remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations—which includes the a primary vaccine series and one booster when eligible—and self-report their vaccination status. Please read the full policy for exemptions.

Faculty, staff, and students can report their vaccination status or review their vaccination information via VaxViewer.

For the most up-to-date information about vaccination requirements, reporting vaccination status, finding vaccines, booster eligibility, and other frequently asked questions, visit U-M Health Response Vaccine Policies & Guidance.


As of May 2, 2022, the university's face covering policy for COVID-19 requires masks in patient care areas and U-M COVID-19 testing sites. Masking is optional in all others areas of campus, including in instructional spaces during class time.

Masking is still an effective strategy for enhanced personal protection, especially for those with compromised immune status, those who are not vaccinated, and anyone with a perceived increased situational risk.


Visit U-M Health Response Testing for information and guidance on

  • Reporting positive tests results
  • Campus testing programs (symptomatic and asymptomatic)
  • Testing guides
  • Rapid test availability
  • Exposure testing
Exposures & Care

Visit U-M Health Response Care for information and guidance on

  • COVID-19 care
  • COVID-19 treatment
  • COVID-19 continued support and check-ins
  • COVID-19 case management and follow-up
  • Post-COVID-19 care
  • Mental health and well-being resources
Safety & Prevention

Visit U-M Health Response Safety & Prevention for up-to-date information about the university's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. All faculty, staff, and students are expected to

  • complete the ResponsiBLUE online health screening daily, before entering campus buildings; and
  • comply with the university's vaccination and masking policies.

Visit U-M Health Response FAQs for answers to frequently asked questions pertaining to

  • COVID-19 basics
  • Quarantine and isolation
  • Testing
  • CTSP testing
  • Vaccination and self-reporting
  • Case investigation and contact tracing
  • Policy and compliance
  • Events and gatherings
  • ResponsiBLUE
  • Travel
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More Information

See U-M Health Response for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19, including university precautions, policies, procedures, and resources.


Contact Your Chair or Director

If you have academic or programmatic questions or concerns about our work together in the midst of the pandemic, then we recommend that you contact your program chair or director.

Ask a Question / Report a Concern

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any concerns or challenges you are experiencing—academic or otherwise.

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