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 Covid Acknowledgement

​COVID-19, the virus responsible for the current global pandemic, is a highly contagious and potentially lethal virus. Current research suggests that the virus primarily spreads through respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. However, the full extent of how the virus transmits is unknown.

Community spread of COVID-19 is occurring nationally, including in many counties in Michigan, meaning the virus is spreading through the community in a way that cannot be attributed to travel to a specific location or exposure to a person known to be infected. In addition, many people who contract the virus may be asymptomatic or presymptomatic, and unknowingly spreading the virus. There is no vaccine currently available for the virus. There is no known treatment for all the adverse effects attributed to COVID-19.

CMU is engaged in numerous efforts to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the spread of COVID-19 on campus. Efforts include increased cleaning, implementation of mask-wearing requirements, social distancing measures, and other recommended mitigation strategies. CMU does not require or perform widespread COVID-19 antibody or virus testing of students, employees, or visitors.

Despite CMU's best efforts, it is impossible to eliminate the risk of positive cases or an outbreak on our campuses. We cannot guarantee that people present on our campuses will not be exposed to and become infected with COVID-19, particularly if they behave in contravention of CMU's mitigation protocols or the governor's Executive Orders.

The links provided as part of the event above are for external, non-CMU affiliated partners and CMU cannot control or guarantee their COVID-19 responses or mitigation efforts. No CMU-sponsored or sanctioned activities will occur in connection with these offers, and all activities will be at the participants' own risk.

The risk of exposure and possible infection is real and present in any community environment where large numbers of people are regularly interacting, including college campuses. Best practices to reduce or avoid this type of community spread include wearing masks. This practice is currently required in Michigan by order of the governor, through Executive Orders 145 and 147. CMU requires all employees, contractors, and visitors to campus to wear a mask in any indoor space.

Up-to-date information on CMU's COVID-19 response.

By reading this Acknowledgement, I agree that I have been informed of CMU's COVID protocols and requirements, Michigan law, and CMU policies requiring masks.