Starting on March 14th, 2022, the University of Michigan is dropping the mask mandate.

Starting soon, the mask requirements at the University of Michigan will be changing. Face masks and coverings will become optional to students while indoors starting on Monday, March 14th, 2022. However, face masks and coverings will still be required inside of all classrooms and instructional spaces, the patient care areas at Michigan Medicine, University Health Service, and the Dental School clinical areas, University of Michigan COVID-19 testing sites, and University of Michigan busses. Students can count on those mask requirements through the end of the current term.

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The updated face mask policies will apply to pretty much everyone on campus including all students, faculty, staff, and visitors regardless of a person's vaccination status. The new policies are in effect for all of the University of Michigan campuses in Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, and University of Michigan-controlled properties off-site.

Are there any individual exceptions to the new requirements?

Yes, an individual will not have to wear a mask in the following situations:

  • The person is under the age of two.
  • The person is unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
  • The person is required to wear respiratory protection on the job site.
  • The person is granted Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations.
  • When where a face covering presents a safety hazard.
  • Communicating with someone who is hearing impaired.
  • Receiving a service that requires the removal of a face covering.
  • Brief removal of face covering to allow for photography.
  • Identification purposes.

To read more about the update face mask policies at the University of Michigan, click here. 

Source: University of Michigan

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