U-M COVID cases now make up for 48% of all cases in Washtenaw County
University of Michigan asked students to test for COVID-19 before going home for the holidays. ANN ARBOR – In its bi-weekly COVID update on Tuesday, University of Michigan officials announced that COVID cases within the school community now represent 48% of the total cases in Washtenaw County. On Feb. 2, U-M cases accounted for 34% of all COVID cases in Washtenaw County. While COVID cases in the school community are trending downward, they are still elevated, according the announcement. As of the week beginning Feb. 7, U-M reported a total of 54 positive COVID cases as opposed to the week prior, when 282 positive cases were confirmed.
Emergency stay-in-place order for University of Michigan students will expire Tuesday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The emergency stay-in-place order that was issued for University of Michigan students won’t be extended and will expire Tuesday morning, as originally scheduled. Washtenaw County Health Department officials said the order will expire at 7 a.m. Tuesday (Nov. 3). “Overall, the number of cases in Washtenaw County remains high and weekly test positivity has increased to nearly 4%.”Click here to view COVID-19 information for Washtenaw County. “We are grateful for the cooperation of the university and its students on this order," said Jimena Loveluck, MSW, health officer for Washtenaw County. Student cases now represent about one-third of local COVID-19 cases, though local cases overall remain high and resources for investigating and tracing are still stretched.
Washtenaw County Health Department updates U-M undergrad stay-in-place order
ANN ARBOR – The Washtenaw County Health Department has announced two updates to its stay-in-place order for undergraduates at the University of Michigan. The Health Department and U-M leadership announced the emergency order on Tuesday due to rising cases of COVID-19 on campus. (1/2) https://t.co/okVBqcXUcj — Washtenaw County Health Department (@wcpublichealth) October 23, 2020✉ Like what you’re reading? The Health Department urged students to observe strict social distancing, continue to wear masks in public spaces and wash hands frequently. According to the department’s website, violators of these orders could face fines from $500-$1000.
Experts look to Wisconsin’s COVID-19 numbers as a warning
Cases of COVID-19 are climbing in many states, but a highly notable one is our neighbor to the west -- Wisconsin. Michigan reported 1,586 cases Tuesday while Wisconsin reported nearly 5,000. With a population of roughly 60% of Michigan’s, Wisconsin could be a cautionary tale of what’s to come. Wisconsin’s numbers shot up like a rocket and Michigan’s numbers are aiming that way, too. That doesn’t mean Michigan is destined to follow Wisconsin’s lead by three weeks, but everyone should take the trend seriously.
University of Michigan officials say spike in COVID-19 cases come from parties, not in-person classes
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan health officials said on Tuesday that a spike in COVID-19 cases was not because of in-person classes, but because of social gatherings. Now, they hope students will follow a stay-in-place order the next two weeks, especially when Michigan State football travels to Ann Arbor on Halloween. “I know a lot of students who have been treating COVID-19 very safely and playing by all the rules. For Ethan Tipping, president of the Sport Business Association, the order has already forced the association to cancel some events. The university is also moving to take more classes from in person to online, which some believe should have been the plan all along.
Answering 18 common questions about University of Michigan stay-in-place order
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – University of Michigan students have been placed under a two-week stay-in-place order. READ: Here are the 11 exceptions for University of Michigan students under stay-in-place orderThese answers were provided by the Washtenaw County Health Department and are as of Oct. 20. Under the Michigan Public Health Code, local health departments have the power to issue orders that are necessary to control an epidemic. University of Michigan undergraduate students need to “stay in place” and remain in their current residence. This emergency order applies to all University of Michigan undergraduate students.
Here are the 11 exceptions for University of Michigan students under stay-in-place order
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An emergency stay-in-place order has been issued for University of Michigan students due to COVID-19 outbreaks, requiring everyone to stay at their residences with these 11 specific exceptions. READ: Emergency stay-in-place order issued for University of Michigan studentsExceptionsHere are the only reasons students are allowed to leave their residences during the two-week stay-in-place order:To go to class or instructional labs. MORE: Answering 18 common questions about University of Michigan stay-in-place orderThe campus recreation buildings -- the CCRB, NCRB and IM Building -- cannot be used because only outdoor physical activity is allowed during the stay-in-place order. After the quarantine has ended, Mary Markley residents will follow the stay-in-place order. Stay-in-place order detailsThe order is effective immediately and will continue through 7 a.m. Nov. 3, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department.
Emergency stay-in-place order issued for University of Michigan students to stop COVID-19 spread
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An emergency stay-in-place order has been issued for University of Michigan students, requiring them to stay at their residences with few exceptions due to COVID-19 outbreaks. READ: Here are the 11 exceptions for University of Michigan students under stay-in-place orderThe order is effective immediately and will continue through 7 a.m. Nov. 3, according to the Washtenaw County Health Department. UPDATE: Emergency stay-in-place order will expire TuesdayUnder the order, undergraduate students must stay in their residence unless they’re attending class, accessing dining services or carrying out approved work that can’t be done remotely. Not a quarantineA stay-in-place order is not the same as quarantine. During the stay-in-place order, official and essential activities are allowable when carried out using COVID-19 prevention measures including wearing face coverings, social distancing and frequent hand cleaning.