Email to Students, Staff, and Faculty

By Scott Wendt, Manager of Health and Safety, Environmental Health and Safety

Michigan Technological University continues to monitor developments related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at this time COVID-19 is NOT currently spreading in communities in the United States. The immediate risk of this new virus to the American public is currently believed to be low. However, this continues to be a rapidly evolving situation; the CDC is continuously monitoring developments.

At this time there are no known COVID-19 cases in the State of Michigan or on our campus. The University is continuing to monitor the health and safety of our campus community and is working in conjunction with local and state health officials to assess risk levels. 

In addition to the previously announced (January 31) University travel restriction to China, today the University is adding South Korea to the travel restrictions following the CDC’s advisory to  avoid all nonessential travel to both countries.

The university has updated the Health Alerts website with this information and will continue to update information on COVID-19 precautions pertinent to our University community.

Please feel free to contact Scott ( with questions.