UM determines COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff

UM determines COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff

The university said the move has support from various internal groups such as Central Student Government, Rackham Student Government, deans of the schools and colleges, a Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs resolution and a survey of U-M faculty. “We’re making this announcement today to allow those who remain unvaccinated the time to begin their vaccination series in the month ahead,” the message said. “While we will provide limited exemptions for medical and religious reasons, it is imperative that all members of our community are protected from this devastating virus.” The university will require all faculty, staff and students either submit proof of vaccination (full or partial) no later than Aug. 30 or apply for a medical or religious exemption.

 “Widespread vaccination is the primary and most effective tool that will bring the COVID-19 pandemic under control and it is the key to a vibrant and engaging academic year,” officials wrote in the email.  It applies to U-M Ann Arbor, U-M Flint, U-M Dearborn and Michigan Medicine.

The vaccine requirement also applies to those working or learning remotely, the school said. The announcement was made in an email to the campus community signed by President Mark Schlissel; Susan Collins, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs; Marschall Runge, executive vice president for medical affairs, and Brian Smith, interim executive vice president and chief financial officer. UM-Dearborn Chancellor Domenico Grasso and UM-Flint Chancellor Debasish Dutta also signed the message.

Contact David Jesse: 313-222-8851 or djesse@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter: @reporterdavidj. Subscribe to the Detroit Free Press.

As of Friday, 81% of students and 65% of employees on the Ann Arbor campus, and 76% of Michigan Medicine employees already had reported their COVID-19 vaccinations. The exemption process for U-M campuses and Michigan Medicine is being developed and will be communicated by Wednesday, the school said in a news release. Those individuals who request and are approved for an exemption will be required to complete mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing and must continue to mask indoors while on campus.

The News Highlights

  • UM determines COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty and staff
  • Check the latest Health news updates and information about health.
Disclaimer: If you need to edit or update this news from compsmag then kindly contact us Learn more

For Latest News Follow us on Google News


Latest Headlines
  • Show all
  • Trending News
  • Popular By week
China raise funding oversight of Evergrande property projects
China raise funding oversight of Evergrande property projects
The special accounts have been set up since late August in at least eight provinces where Evergrande has the most unfinished projects, the Chinese outlet ...
Liz Weston: Is a new job the right financial move?
Liz Weston: Is a new job the right financial move?
Start by calculating the compensation package of the job you currently have, or your most recent job if you’re unemployed, says Seth Mullikin, a certified ...
mRNA-1273 remains effective within five months – Consumer Health News
mRNA-1273 remains effective within five months – Consumer Health News
Several authors disclosed financial ties to pharmaceutical companies, including Moderna, the manufacturer of the mRNA-1273 vaccine. “The interplay of viral ...
Wise aims to reduce money transfer fees in Australia
Wise aims to reduce money transfer fees in Australia
The company listed on the London Stock Exchange earlier this year with an $11 billion valuation. Read more: Wise Starts Trading on London Exchange at $11B ...
Two dead, three injured in interstate crash near Fargo
Two dead, three injured in interstate crash near Fargo
A passenger in the pickup and two others in the SUV suffered serious injuries. The injured were taken to Essentia Health and Sanford Hospital, both in Fargo. ...
So Far, We’ve Tried Three of the Best Smart Pens (2021)
So Far, We’ve Tried Three of the Best Smart Pens (2021)
Typing out notes on a laptop might be faster, but physically writing something down helps you remember and learn more. Some of us prefer putting real pen to ...
COVID cases decline or are leveling off for Tipton County Schools |  News
COVID cases decline or are leveling off for Tipton County Schools | News
Tipton started the school year mask-optional, and the policy remains. Like nearly every other area school district, parents opposed to masks and sending ...
A mod pack for Red Dead Redemption 2 adds fan-made sections of Mexico
A mod pack for Red Dead Redemption 2 adds fan-made sections of Mexico
That’s not too much of an obstacle for fans, though, as heaps of Red Dead Redemption 2 modders have been taking it upon themselves to restore the original ...
Google is working to bring Android and the Linux kernel closer together
Google is working to bring Android and the Linux kernel closer together
Android is arguably the biggest Linux-based operating system (OS) in existence, powering billions of devices the world over. Unfortunately, the OS is a far ...
Aldi says deliveries normal althrough lorry driver scarcity
Aldi says deliveries normal althrough lorry driver scarcity
Due to a chronic shortage of heavy goods vehicle (HGV) lorry drivers, there have been dire warnings about food shortages and empty shelves. The boss of ...
Show next
Compsmag - Latest News from tech, business and health
Logo