Day: October 1, 2020

Health and Safety Level Four Impact on Daniell Heights

Dear Daniell Heights residents,

It’s been a full month, and I am proud of our Husky community.  You have taken the needed safety precautions to keep the community safe and called upon everyone to physically distance themselves and wear face coverings.  Your efforts over the past month have been wonderful, resulting in low COVID infections rates in Daniell Heights.  We can mitigate the spread if everyone does their part.  It’s a strong first step and we are thankful for the compromises you have made to keep us safe.

As Dr. Koubek has announced on Sunday, our commitment extends beyond our campus and to the greater community.  With the recent surge of cases outside the MTU community, we have moved to Health and Safety Level Four for the next two weeks to ensure your continued safety.   Now more than ever we need to be vigilant on our efforts to ensure our residential communities can remain safe and are not impacted by the local surge in cases.  With the new elevated Health and Safety level, the following Level Four precautions are now in place to mitigate the spread of COVID-19:

  • Visitation restricted to Daniell Heights students only.  Students can only have visitors to their apartments who live in the Daniell Heights community.  
  • Residence Education and Housing Services staff are still providing support services, but in a hybrid remote capacity.  Housing Services staff are responding to email to housing@mtu.edu and voice mail at 906-487-2682 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
  • We recommend that you are mindful with your travel inside Houghton/Hancock whenever possible.  More as a safety precaution, in light of the recent surge of cases in the Houghton/Hancock area we encourage you to take extra care when visiting throughout the community.

We know these added compromises will create greater inconveniences, however these actions are necessary to ensure the strong work of our first month is not lost.  You can view additional University wide restrictions with level 4 online:  https://www.mtu.edu/flex/operations/protocol/levels/#comparison 

Please be safe in your continued activities!

Sincerely,

Matt Weekley
Director of Housing Auxiliary Operations and Residence Education