face masks

  1. February 8, 2023

    U-M researchers helping to develop machine for N95 masks

    The N95 mask shortage that exacerbated the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 won’t be repeated if a university-industry partnership succeeds. The $3 million effort aims to develop better respirators with new manufacturing processes.

  2. April 27, 2022

    U-M updates mask guidelines, other COVID-19 policies

    Wearing a mask will soon be optional across the university, except for selected areas on the Ann Arbor campus, under a revised face-covering policy that takes effect May 2.

  3. March 9, 2022

    University to drop mask mandate for most indoor spaces March 14

    U-M will make masking optional starting March 14 for most indoor spaces on campus, including offices, residence halls and athletic events. Masks will remain required in classrooms, buses and some other areas.

  4. August 19, 2021

    Athletics updates policy for face coverings at home events

    Michigan Athletics has updated its guidelines for home events to conform with U-M’s current policy requiring face coverings indoors, regardless of a person’s COVID-19 vaccination status.

  5. August 9, 2021

    U-M to require face coverings indoors across all campuses

    With regional COVID-19 cases increasing and a greater risk of transmission due to the more infectious delta variant, U-M will require anyone in campus buildings or transit to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status.

  6. July 30, 2021

    U-M will require COVID-19 vaccination on all campuses

    All students, faculty and staff on U-M’s three campuses and at Michigan Medicine must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit their vaccination information before the fall term starts Aug. 30.

  7. May 15, 2021

    Confused about the latest mask rules? Here are 11 things to know

    The announcement that fully vaccinated people can now go without a mask indoors and outdoors has been greeted with different reactions. No matter where one falls on the mask spectrum, here are 11 things to know.

  8. March 31, 2021

    Study shows mask use low when people visit with friends

    U-M researchers found that more than half of respondents in a study reported wearing a mask consistently in only one activity: shopping at a grocery store or pharmacy.

  9. January 23, 2021

    Eleven ways to make the most of masks

    Love them or loathe them, masks are critical to the world’s COVID-19 pandemic response. If you haven’t been wearing a mask regularly, it’s time to start — and if you’re already in the habit, it’s time to kick it up a notch.

  10. July 15, 2020

    University policy requires face coverings anywhere on all campuses

    The university is requiring all faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear a face covering over their mouth and nose anywhere on its Ann Arbor, Dearborn, Flint or medical campuses.