Before entering any University of Michigan building, all visitors, contractors and vendors will need to complete a preliminary health screening via the guest version of ResponsiBLUE, the health-screening tool developed to help keep the university healthy and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The expectation for guests applies to buildings on U-M’s Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, as well as at Michigan Medicine and satellite facilities. It is effective immediately and expires on April 14.

Guests can access ResponsiBLUE through the accessible, mobile-friendly website.

Launched in the fall, all members of the campus community — including faculty, staff and students — entering campus buildings and facilities were required to complete a daily COVID-19 symptom check by answering a brief set of questions through ResponsiBLUE.

The tool also offers advice on where users can seek care if they are not well, and provides insights and visibility to the state of public health at U-M.

Updated regulations set forth by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity and Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration require businesses, including the university, to do their part to protect employees, their patrons and their communities by implementing “robust safeguards to prevent the viral transmission of COVID-19.”

With this update, guests who use ResponsiBLUE will be prompted to enter their name and email address when completing the screening as required by MIOSHA.

Information collected by the screening tool will be managed by U-M’s Information and Technology Services in accordance with the university’s privacy policy. Details can be found on the ITS ResponsiBLUE website.

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