Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Maintain a social distance of six feet. These Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines have become part of most Americans’ day-to-day routine in the past six months.
University of Michigan and Washtenaw County officials have said they see Tuesday’s stay-in-place order for undergraduates as a way to get COVID-19 spread under control. Students are skeptical.
As the first football game and Halloween approach — both occasions that in normal times are synonymous with large parties — Washtenaw County issued a two-week stay-in-place order for undergraduate students. The order is effective immediately and lasts until at least Nov. 3 at 7 a.m.
AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company developing a large Phase 3 trial of a COVID-19 vaccine, said it is putting the trial on hold Tuesday just one week after Michigan Medicine announced plans to partner with the company.
Faculty members are preparing for a fall semester at the University of Michigan like no other.
For the majority of faculty members, this semester will require teaching over Zoom or preparing materials to upload to Canvas if their courses are taught entirely asynchronously. But others will teach face-to-face in socially distanced classrooms.