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The University of Michigan is preparing to turn the indoor track field into a hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a virtual press conference Tuesday afternoon, Michigan Medicine presented research and projections identifying when the state would experience the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak.

In addition, Michigan Medicine announced plans to convert an indoor University of Michigan track facility into a field hospital to accommodate for projected cases.

MDining announced that students with meal plans will receive reimbursement for meals lost due to COVID-19.

According to an email sent to The Daily by University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald, University of Michigan students with meal plans will be reimbursed for meal credits lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students will receive dining credits equal to their current unused meals and Dining Dollars to be used when classes resume.

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In a federal lawsuit filed against Robert Anderson, the late University of Michigan sports physician who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct, Paul Schmidt, University of Michigan assistant athletic director, was implicated for being aware of Anderson’s behavior, according to a

A judge ruled that the University's sexual misconduct policy violated a student's constitutional rights.

Arthur Tarnow, U.S. district court judge, deemed the University of Michigan’s former sexual misconduct policy unconstitutional on Monday. 

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel has recommended that School of Music Professor David Daniels be fired over sexual misconduct allegations.

In a University of Michigan Regents Communication dated March 26, University President Mark Schlissel ordered the immediate dismissal of former Music, Theater & Dance professor David Danie

The University announces the decision to move spring and summer classes online due to COVID-19.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signs executive order 'Stay Home, Stay Safe.'

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order Monday morning in response to COVID-19. The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, March 24 and requires all businesses deemed “non-essential” to suspend their operations until further notice. 

The Washtenaw County Health Department reports that a man died at Michigan Medicine Sunday morning, marking the first local death from COVID-19.

In a press release Sunday afternoon, the Washtenaw County Health Department announced that an elderly man with underlying health conditions passed away at Michigan Medicine on Sunday from reasons attributed to COVID-19.

As of Sunday afternoon, there are currently 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County, and 1,035 cases in Michigan.

The University announces an alternative grading policy due to the move to online classes.

According to an email sent to students by Acting Provost Susan Collins, all undergraduate courses at the University of Michigan will transition to an alternative grading policy.

The policy, announced this Friday, says that students will now receive a “Pass” or “No Record Covid” on their transcript, as opposed to a letter grade. Students will have the option to “unmask” their letter grade in order for the traditional letter to be put onto their transcripts and impact their GPA.

The University has decided to refund students living in residence halls $1,200 if they move out by March 25.

According to an email sent to housing residents from Simone Himbeault Taylor, interim vice president for student life, Friday morning, all students who move out of residence halls by March 25 will receive a $1,200 refund.

Students who have already checked out of their residence halls will automatically receive the refund, which will be directly applied to each student’s account.