CMU’s COVID-19 workplace preparedness and response plan, developed in accordance with MIOSHA Emergency Rules, can be accessed here. All of the information in this plan can be found on the Fired Up for Spring site.
We are continuing to utilize the HyFlex model for many classes this summer. CMU instructors will find resources at
with HyFlex Instruction and on the
FAQ page. See
additional tips and suggestions for
face-to-face content to remote/online learning.
For instructors new to CMU, there are several how-to guides and videos in the
Knowledge Base for using
Blackboard, CMU's learning management system.
There are several
Student Resources for Online Learning
with tutorials, videos, guides and tools including Webex and Microsoft Teams. The Office of Information Technology
has secured additional connections for specialized software used in some classes to be downloaded and installed on
users' machines. Check the
Virtual Lab configuration
instructions to see if the software you use is available to your students.
Faculty and staff, if Student Affairs informs you that a student in isolation or quarantine is medically cleared to
resume regular activities and return to classes, know that Student Affairs has worked with CMU Health Services to
make that determination.
Please note: Faculty or staff should not contact Health Services or Student Affairs to
"verify" the medical sufficiency of a return-to-class note from Student Affairs or the date upon which
return slip is effective. Such verification requests are redundant and create a bottleneck of vital staff
dedicated to other critical activity.
The Central Michigan District Health Department, CMU Health Services and/or a personal health care provider.
For COVID-19, a close
contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for 15
minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive
specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.
According to the CDC, this is the report of a person with COVID-19 and meeting confirmatory laboratory evidence.
Daily COVID-19 updates are available to the campus community via the
CMU COVID-19 confirmed cases page.
You may receive questions about where
individuals who test positive for COVID-19 have worked on campus. CMU reports daily an updated count of the
number of positive cases on campus, yet cases are identified on campus only in broad terms for the following
Remember: Every daily activity conducted outside the home carries some risk of exposure, including visits to the
grocery store, gas station and the homes of neighbors, friends and family. Precautions such as wearing a face
covering, frequent handwashing and personal disinfection are important steps to stay safe.
It is critical that supervisors know the full protocol for how positive cases are handled to:
It is important that supervisors communicate with their direct reports in a manner that aligns with CMU's
established protocols so that we:
What should you do when you see someone without a face covering when they should be wearing one? Most of the
just a friendly reminder is all that is needed, and even those conversations can be difficult to start. But what
about the difficult situations where someone simply doesn't want to comply with our protocols, or the person
two reporting levels above you? Listen in on the recording of a panel discussion with CMU staff and
for tips and answers to these questions and more.
Watch panel discussion (Global ID
Speak to the coworker with suspected exposure to COVID-19 to learn more about their concerns.
When a public health official or health care provider has directed the employee to self-isolate due to symptoms, the employee must meet all of the following criteria before returning to the workplace:
Based on CDC guidance, the employee may return to work only after all of the following conditions are met:
Employees who never develop COVID-19 symptoms may discontinue isolation and other precautions 14 days after the date of their first positive test.
At Central Michigan University, we are committed to the health and safety of each person in our campus community. We
all have personal accountability and must be conscientious and responsible community members.To help you
understand the requirements and expectations for working on campus, CMU will provide training for all employees as
guidance with resources for assistance. This also fulfills a state mandate to safeguard our employees by providing
training. The training will be distributed by email to all employees, and acknowledgement of receipt and completion
will be required.
CMU employees must access and complete this training
through this page to fulfill the mandatory
The pandemic is a complex and fluid situation that continues to evolve rapidly. All information is subject to change
as deemed necessary by CMU's Emergency Management Team in accordance with guidance and recommendations from
federal, state and local public health and government officials.
For questions related to this training or the requirement, please contact Risk Management, Environmental Health and
Safety, at 989-774-7398.
If your office has an open floor plan, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others. You may need
to change your seating arrangements to achieve safe social distance, and position your chair so you are not directly
facing another person.
Each division and department should assess open work environments, shared spaces and meeting rooms, and adopt
measures to physically separate and increase distance between employees, guests, visitors and customers, such as:
In private offices, no more than one person should be in the office unless at least 6 feet of social distance can be
maintained at all times. Face masks or coverings should be worn at all times if more than one person is in the room.
In reception and receiving areas, face masks or coverings must be worn by every person at all times. Face masks or
coverings must be worn at all times on campus in public areas, such as common workspaces, hallways, stairwells,
elevators, conference rooms and break rooms.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases