MTU Flex Team Summary for the Week Ending October 16

by MTU Flex Task Force

Cases of COVID-19 remain low on campus. Our moving 14-day total of detected COVID-19 cases is declining, with 31 cases recorded this week and 48 cases recorded last week. Our weekly surveillance detection rate is low, at 0.3 percent. Surveillance testing increased this week and will continue to increase next week. Currently, we have no one utilizing the on-campus isolation spaces. Please continue to report all COVID-19 close contacts and symptoms through the Daily Symptom Monitoring Form.

We had an exceptionally high turnout—more than 200 campus community members—for our first flu shot clinic of the fall semester. Thank you to those who participated. With Fall Break happening now and the holidays approaching, you may also be interested in some tips for travelers suggested by MTU Flex team member, epidemiologist, and assistant professor Kelly Kamm. Doing your part to stay healthy this winter will help ease the burden on our health care system. Thank you again for everything you are doing to keep our community protected and safe. If you have any questions regarding Michigan Tech’s surveillance testing program, please visit