COVID-19 updates for undergraduate students

Dear Under Graduate  Students,

I wanted to just clarify that the U-M School of Nursing plans to move forward with classes and clinical as planned.  We continue to use all of our public health informed practices as an integral part of this process. These prevention  practices include:

  • Wearing face coverings
  • Social distancing
  • Monitoring for symptoms and staying home when any are present
  • Use of ResponsiBLUE to support monitoring symptoms
  • Participate in the testing programs which are required for undergraduates and encouraged for all UMSN community members
  • Participate in vaccination programs as they are available

In addition to these practices, we are also following the CDC guidelines for when you are sick and when you need to isolate but ultimately the Washtenaw County recommendations guide the University policies.  Currently we follow the policies for what would occur with a community member which may differ from recommendations from your employer.  We are currently following the recommendations for at least a 10 day quarantine for an exposure unless the Health Department recommends a longer period up to 14 days. 

Continue to contact Dr. Linda DiClemente ( in the event you become sick or are exposed to a COVID+ direct contact.  Additionally, we ask that you call UHS who provides further direction as to required quarantine/isolation.

Please continue to reach out with any questions about this process or to clarify policies.  

 Thanks and be safe!

Dana Tschannen, Ph.D., RN
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies 

400 North Ingalls, Suite 1160

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-7188