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Titans Together focuses on the unity shared by students, staff and faculty on all three campuses working together and moving forward as we continue to adapt to new ways of conducting University business and operations. This page will be regularly updated as decisions are made and what you see here will be the most complete source of current information. Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you and your families will remain healthy and safe!


University of Detroit Mercy will provide updates of campus community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Subscribe to Campus Connection to receive emailed updates every Tuesday.

Active Cases

10
Students/Employees

Cumulative Cases

316
Students/Employees

Active Cases are diagnosed students/employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine. Cumulative Cases are all known student/employee cases since March 2020. Active cases are included in the cumulative case total. Active and cumulative case counts also include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection.
Updated: April 30, 2021


March 22, 2021: Students were emailed award notices with the amount of their Covid-19 Emergency Funding award and that payments to students would begin the week of April 5, 2021.  

March 15, 2021: Detroit Mercy McNichols Campus Plan for In-Person Experience this fall
Three-fourths of fall classes at the McNichols Campus are scheduled to be taught in-person or with a mix of face-to-face and virtual instruction with the anticipation that more in-person classes will be offered as we near the fall semester. With safety precautions in place, our goal is to offer a vibrant on-campus experience for our students, staff, and faculty.

January 2021 Updates: In December 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identified a new strain of COVID-19 that is significantly more transmissible than the strain that spread around the world earlier in the year (SARS-CoV-2 VOC 202012/01, i.e., the first variant of concern identified in December 2020). Scientists are working to better understand this variant and how easily it might be transmitted. It is important to note that current COVID-19 vaccinations provide protection against this variant. For more information on the new variant strain of the virus, please visit The CDC web pages about the vaccine. Detroit Mercy will continue to post the most recent information regarding the virus from the CDC and state health agencies, as well as information pertaining to University operations on the Titans Together website.

For questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, including medical recommendations, side effects, use, testing or efficacy, and other concerns, please consult the CDC website web pages about the vaccine and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

REMINDER: Please continue to social distance, wear masks and wash hands even after receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. Doing so will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help us return to normal.


COVID-19 Testing/Exposure

STUDENTS: Students who show symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19, miss class due to illness, or are worried about a potential exposure should contact the Wellness Center immediately at 313-993-1185. The staff will direct the student to testing if necessary and help them find the support they need. They will also initiate contact tracing to alert individuals on campus with whom they have been in contact. Names are not shared as part of contact tracing.

EMPLOYEES: Employees who show symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19 or are worried about a possible exposure, should call Human Resources immediately at 313-993-1036. HR will direct the employee to testing if necessary and initiate contact tracing to alert individuals on campus with whom they have been in contact.

See the On Campus Guide for more info on testing

Reporting COVID-related concerns 

Anyone can report COVID-related concerns about themselves or someone else using the COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form. Referrals should be made if an individual is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, has been in contact with someone who is ill, or is exhibiting concerning behavior related to the University's COVID-19 safety guidelines at https://udmercy.edu/covidreport.

Coming to Campus

The Facilities, Safety and Health Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has developed an On Campus Guide.

Students who have questions about their individual colleges and classes should contact their associate deans or advisor to discuss their concerns.

  • Until further notice, no visitors will be allowed in buildings on the McNichols campus unless invited for an organized event or meeting. Contractors required to be on-site for necessary repairs or business are subject to the same entry and safety protocols as employees.

AT THE CAMPUS ENTRANCE

Before arriving to campus, answer the screening questions focused on symptoms. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation or denial email. Along with your face-covering, this dated email must be shown to the officer at the entrance of campus. Please remember that your honesty in answering these screening questions helps to keep our community safe.

ANSWER THE SCREENING QUESTIONS

  • A double-layer mask will be required in all buildings as a minimum face-covering, per CDC recommendation. The blue mask with white trim distributed to the university community is a double-layer mask. If you do not have a double-layer mask, you will be provided one upon campus entry by Public Safety.

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Questions/Comments on the Phased Return

We will post answers to your questions about returning to campus, as quickly as we can. Be aware that many answers regarding future semesters cannot be made definitively and may change as government requirements and expert advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changes frequently. We will do our best to keep these pages as up-to-date as possible. Use the form to pose your question. If you also want a private answer to a question, be sure to include your email.

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"Snapshots" emphasizes support and care in the Detroit Mercy community

Titans Together emphasizes the importance of continuous support and care, which is inspired and illustrated by the countless stories of faculty, staff, students and alumni who continue to serve on the front line of the pandemic and who have been through our Snapshots of a Pandemic series.