Day: February 4, 2022

MTU Flex Team Update for February 4, 2022

by MTU Flex Task Force

Our moving 14-day total of detected COVID-19 cases stands at 114 active cases confirmed, down from 181 on Wednesday, February 2. Houghton County has a seven-day average of 30 confirmed cases per day (as of February 2). On-campus isolation is currently housing fewer than 10 individuals.

KN95s Still Available

Michigan Tech still has close to 5,000 disposable KN95 face coverings available to students and employees. The University is offering this limited supply of KN95s to assist those who have not yet been able to purchase them. We are happy to provide up to two KN95s per person while supplies last.

Distribution locations are:

  • SDC Ticket Office
  • Wads Front Desk
  • DHH Front Desk
  • McNair Front Desk
  • Library Circulation Desk
  • Campus Bookstore
  • Public Safety and Police Services
  • Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

If departments wish to coordinate a single pickup for a larger work group, please email with your department name, the quantity of KN95s needed (up to two per person), and the name of the person who will be picking them up. The Campus Bookstore will confirm when your order is ready to be picked up. Free surgical-style face coverings, donated through Ford, are also still available to departments through Chem Stores.

Wastewater Sampling

Our wastewater testing program is ongoing and results have returned to being consistent with the University’s confirmed lower case count.

On-demand Testing

COVID-19 on-demand testing is available to Michigan Tech students and employees during the spring 2022 semester. Testing is currently offered Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Rozsa Center basement. All testing is done on a walk-in basis—no appointments are needed and there is no cost. The consent form can be filled out online between 8:30 a.m and 1 p.m. on the day you get tested. 

Free At-home Tests

Each residential address in the US can order one set of four free at-home tests from USPS. Students in residence halls can place one order per room to share if interested. Students should include their building name, street address, and room number in the online form.

Antigen Tests for Employees

Additionally, a limited supply of antigen tests at the Department of Public Safety and Police Services are available for employees who become symptomatic during their shift. Tests will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The MTU Flex Team is currently looking to secure more antigen tests and will provide more information when they are available.

We strongly encourage all members of our community to monitor themselves on a daily basis for symptoms of COVID-19. Please be aware that if you are exposed to COVID-19, quarantine guidelines vary depending on vaccination status.