by University Marketing and Communications
On Monday (July 27), Michigan Tech enters Step Three of our Return to Campus Plan. In this final step, we resume campus operations at the level at which the University will function when students return, and transition to the Health and Safety Levels system that we will maintain from the fall semester forward.
In addition to the return of students and University employees, Step Three allows for campus visitation. Joel Isaacson, senior associate athletic director, said while visitors to campus are allowed, all visitors must fill out a COVID-19 Visitor Tracking Form.
“Our first priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and this is part of ensuring that,” Isaacson said. “The bottom line is, if you are sick, please stay home and away from campus.” He added that visitors are required to fill out the Visitor Tracking Form each day they are on campus.
On the form, visitors will enter their name, email address, phone number and reason for the visit. The form also tracks any symptoms the visitor may have and asks if in the past 14 days, they have been in close contact with anyone they know or suspect to be infected with COVID-19.
“Once filled out, the form will generate an email sent to the visitor, which includes a confirmation number. They will need to have that confirmation number available when they are on campus,” Isaacson said. The form will be used to record and monitor the number of visitors on campus.
Visitors will be expected to follow the same procedures as the campus community. “All visitors must wear face coverings and observe a minimum social distance of six feet. Any capacity restrictions will be dictated by the Governor’s executive order,” Isaacson said.
Students are not required to get prior approval before receiving guests. However, guests must fill out the Visitor Tracking Form before their arrival on campus. Likewise, all students and University employees are required to fill out the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form.
More information can be found on the MTU Flex Portal.