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All FAQs General COVID Face Masks SSW Building Students

Face Masks

  1. Are individuals within the building allowed to remove their face masks to eat or drink during class?

    Yes, you can eat or drink in class, so long as you maintain at least six feet of physical separation between yourself and others.

  2. Do I have to wear a facemask?

    Per the State of Michigan Executive Order, any individual able to medically tolerate a face covering must wear one over their nose and mouth—such as a homemade mask, scarf, bandana or handkerchief — when in university buildings and on campus grounds when others are present.

  3. What are the consequences if I do not wear a mask in the building?

    Your ability to participate in an in-person course as well as your grade may be impacted by failure to comply with campus safety measures. If your wish not to wear a mask relates to a health condition, you may request an accommodation under the Americans with Press enter to read full text...

  4. What if I can't wear a facemask?

    If you require accommodations that restrict mask wearing, contact the Office for Institutional Equity.


  1. Are the public areas in the SSW building open for studying?

    Public areas and study spaces have been reconfigured to provide 6 feet of social distance between people. Please maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.

General COVID

  1. How are we safeguarding individuals against asymptomatic exposure?

    In addition to the daily health check, the School of Social Work will take everyone’s temperature upon their entry into the building. U-M is requesting all U.S. students to practice enhanced social distancing during the 14 days prior to their arrival on campus. During this 14-day period, students are directed to monitor their health, reduce contact with others, and take their temperature two times a day in order to check for fever.

SSW Building

  1. If I must leave the building, how do I get back in?

    When you leave, request a sticker from the person monitoring the door. Present that sticker when you re-enter the building.

  2. What cleaning methods and supplies is the SSW using?

    Wipes will be available in public areas to clean surfaces when needed. Cleaning supplies include: 

    • Clorox brand wipes.
    • Oxivir Tb spray disinfectant

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