Day: September 27, 2020

Arrangements for Employees Under Health and Safety Level Four

by Renee Hiller, Director of Human Resources

Michigan Tech has moved to Health and Safety Level Four for the next two weeks. In light of this and the switch to remote instruction by Houghton County K-12 schools, the University asks supervisors to accommodate employees who are able to work from home or those impacted by the K-12 schools’ decision. Such accommodations may include flexible and remote work options, as well as access to leave under the current Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act (EFMLA), which provides paid time off for anyone caring for a child whose school or place of care has been closed due to COVID-19.

More information on these and other options will be provided through the supervisor forums. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact with questions.

Michigan Tech to Shift to Health and Safety Level Four

by Rick Koubek, President

Thanks to the collective work of our employees and students, detected cases of COVID-19 in our student population continue to decline. But, as we work to satisfy our mission as an educational institution, we remain mindful of our commitment to the community. 

The Copper Country has seen a recent surge in COVID-19 cases. Given the seriousness of the situation, Michigan Tech will transition to Health and Safety Level Four for a period of two weeks (through October 11) effective Monday, September 28. This transition is a targeted effort to mitigate further spread among our community at large by temporarily reducing the density of people on campus.