by MTU Flex Task Force
This past Friday, Governor Whitmer moved Region 8 (the Upper Peninsula) back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan and the Michigan Supreme Court issued a ruling that effectively invalidated the governor’s COVID-19-related executive orders after April 30. Since then, the MTU Flex Task Force has received questions as to how these developments (in addition to the emergency order issued yesterday by the Department of Health and Human Services) might affect the status of COVD-19 protocols on campus. In short, these changes will not alter the Health and Safety Level on campus or impact educational operations.
Michigan Tech’s operations will continue to be guided by our Health and Safety Levels Protocol. Symptom monitoring and face coverings are still required for those on campus, and social gathering limits for both indoor and outdoor events remain in place. The Flex team anticipates a return to Health and Safety Level Three on Monday, October 12. Hybrid lectures (as conducted before the shift to Level Four on September 30) will resume on that day. Fall Break dates (October 15-16) remain as scheduled in the Michigan Tech Academic Calendar. As our Fall Break approaches, to help contain the spread of the virus, local health officials are asking everyone to limit their travel outside of the immediate Copper Country area.
Your commitment to the safety of the community continues to be our best way to fight this pandemic. Thank you for your efforts!