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COVID-19 Information

 LSA Students: Report your illness here

LSA Employees: Call Occupational Health Services at (734)764-8021 if diagnosed with COVID-19.

COVID-19 dashboard: View campus data and informational updates on cases, testing and quarantine and isolation housing

"What to do if": Psychology Dept. COVID Resource and FAQs

Reporting COVID-19 Health and Safety Compliance Concerns: The university has set up a COVID-19 Concerns Reporting Line (734-647-3000) that allows the community to report public health concerns. Additionally, if you have an LSA-specific question or concern about compliance with COVID-19 health and safety procedures (e.g., use of face coverings, social distancing, cleaning procedures), you may report it anonymously through the LSA COVID-19 reporting tool.

Information for Instructors

Please contact SAA ( with any additional questions or concerns.

Mask Policy: View the University’s current mask policy here.

What happens if a student has symptoms of an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19: Students who have symptoms of an upper respiratory infection or COVID-19 should obtain a COVID-19 test. Students can obtain a test through UHS here. U-M’s Environment Health and Safety unit will continue to reach out directly to those identified as close contacts through case investigation and will provide information on next steps.

Instructors should remind students at the beginning of class (as well as on the syllabus and canvas course page) that if they are feeling ill they should stay home out of consideration for others and also remind them of the class accommodations for ill/absent students. The instructor should not confront the student during class time, but might be able to provide the same information to the individual, while showing concern for the student's health, discreetly during a class break or after class.

COVID-19 Testing Scenarios: A guide on available testing options.

COVID-19 in the Classroom: What happens when a student in your class tests positive?

What should faculty or staff do if a student discloses that they have tested positive?

Accommodations: Services for Students with Disabilities has a new website and process for notifying faculty directly of student accommodations.  These will no longer come through the student. View Accomodations at this link.  Moving from in person to remote learning is decided on a case by case, as needed basis. Students wanting to apply for an exception must go through SSD for approval. Instructions are found at this link. 

Aditional Guidance from LSA:

  • Provide flexibility around attendance: Flexibility around attendance remains a very high priority. In particular, students cannot have their grade reduced for failing to attend class when ill or quarantining. We do expect students to continue to meet other course requirements (readings, assignments, exams), with reasonable illness accommodations. Course policies can be a powerful tool for flexibility as well. Policies such as allowing students to select ten of twelve weekly discussion posts, dropping the lowest of four exam grades, or offering students choice in modes and timing of evaluations can allow them to meet course requirements even if they need to miss class for some period. 

  • Provide access to recorded class meetings if possible: Almost all LSA classrooms are now equipped with Lecture Capture technology. After a simple setup process detailed on the website, Lecture Capture can automatically generate recordings of each class period and post them to the course Canvas site. Providing students with access to a recording of class meetings gives all students a chance to review information presented in a class after it happened. It also provides essential support for any student who missed class for any reason: illness or quarantine, travel for university sponsored activities like athletics, job interviews, and more. We encourage all instructors to enable Lecture Capture for their classes. 

  • Make out-of-class support accessible: We ask all instructors to make outside-of-class support as accessible as possible. This may include conducting some office hours online, recording in-person and online exam review sessions, offering an online course discussion forum, and more. Lecture Capture tools may make this easier to do. 

  • Communicate expectations regularly: During remote learning, many instructors established routines of sharing weekly updates for students, usually by email. These might include reminders of recommended activities and upcoming due dates, along with brief reflections on the past week. Students found these very helpful, especially in large classes, and would appreciate seeing this practice continue.


Information for Students

LSA Students: Report Your Illness

LSA Students: Direct your general COVID-19 questions to LSA here:  


Students with Disabilities

Learning & Technology Resources

Financial Assistance

Loss of Employment

International & Undocumented Students

Food Resources

Grading Policies


Mental Health Information


Supporting our Diverse Community


It is important that we all stay informed about the ways that the COVID-19 health crisis differentially impacts various communities and various members of our community. Below are articles that may help to highlight some important areas of concern:

Impact of COVID-19 planning for DACA Students

Impact of COVID-19 on low-income immigrant families

Racism/xenophobia in relation to COVID19


The Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON) reports that as of March 27, 2020 there have been more than 750 racially biased attacks against Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islanders in the US. These attacks have come in relation to the Covid19 health crisis. As a department, we extend our support to the AAPI community and to all individuals and families who are especially vulnerable during this time.


Community Outreach Opportunities

Washtenaw County

State of Michigan
Give to Emergency Funding
Emergency support programs for undergraduate students, graduate students, and staff, where you can contribute financially if you would like to help during these challenging times.