A Message to the Detroit Mercy community

On May 10, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a milestone in the vaccination effort for Michigan, allowing for a return to in-person work across all sectors starting May 24.

Today, an update to activity restrictions and in-person guidelines was provided by Gov. Whitmer. Among other restrictions lifted, as of June 1, all outdoor capacity limits will be removed and on July 1, all broad mask and gathering orders will be lifted. The requirement of masks or face coverings indoors will remain at the discretion of the workplace.

This information signals an exciting return to gatherings with family and friends, and a return to enjoying our beautiful campuses. However, the University is evaluating all state of Michigan updates, in combination with the latest CDC recommendations, to determine the safest return to in-person work for all employees and students in our community.

At this time, we ask that you continue with your current schedule until further notice. If your position has allowed for some remote work, you will NOT need to adjust that to an in-person schedule at this time. The University will provide guidance on an in-person return in the near future.

The safest direction for our University community is to continue encouraging vaccination to reduce the occurrence of COVID-19 positive students and employees. Additionally, the use of social distancing will remain in place within University buildings and masking-up, whether fully vaccinated or not, is still required until further notice.

The Travel Assessment Form remains in-place and should be completed by any employee who has traveled. The assessment questions now take into consideration vaccination status relating to risk behaviors encountered and will determine if entrance to campus is allowed.

Your patience and consideration are appreciated while we navigate these latest changes. Please feel free to direct any questions to hr@udmercy.edu.

For more information, see Titans Together.