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Coronavirus Updates Hub

Check Your Symptoms

Use the Symptom Checker every day to stay on top of how you're feeling. Everyone is required to complete it before coming to campus. If you're not feeling well, stay home.

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Report a Positive Test Result

It is critical to report a positive test result to us so we can immediately begin taking measures to protect our community, even if you are not exhibiting symptoms and feel fine. We will never release your information to the general public.

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Re-entry Committee Update (Jan. 10, 2022)

The Re-entry Committee would like to share several updates and reminders with you this week. 

Symptom Checker 

The link to the symptom checker continues to be sent daily to your ferris.edu email address. If you are not receiving it directly in your inbox, please check your “junk email” folder or “clutter” folder, as it may inadvertently be routed there. You can always access the daily symptom checker from the Coronavirus Updates Hub webpage in the Tools and Resources menu located on the right-hand side of the page. 

Updated Isolation and Quarantine Guidance 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shortened the recommended time for isolation and updated the recommended quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19. The University will continue to follow the CDC’s recommendations. You can learn more about the updated guidance on the CDC’s website. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the University requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students?

Ferris State University is NOT requiring the COVID-19 vaccine to attend; however, we are strongly encouraging everyone to receive it, as we know this is the best way to assure community health and to avoid the disruptions seen across the country this past year from COVID-19.

Is the University requiring COVID-19 testing when students return to campus from holiday break?

Yes, all students living on-campus are expected to bring the results of a negative COVID-19 test with them (taken within 72 hours of moving back). The negative test result should be presented when picking up your key at your Residence Hall Front Desk. If you have not tested within 72 hours of moving back, you will be required to show that you have scheduled an on-campus test before you can check-in/receive your keys. You can locate a test near you online, schedule an on-campus test or complete an at-home test. Testing is also available on campus at the Birkam Health Center Monday through Friday. Please call (231) 591-2614, Option 2, to schedule an appointment.

Can I get a COVID-19 test on Campus? 

Yes. Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing (for those who have NO symptoms) is currently available for faculty, staff and students at the Pharmacy Care Clinic on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3-4:45 p.m., and Wednesdays from 12-1:45 p.m. You can “Schedule an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Test” right from the Coronavirus Updates Hub webpage. Or, testing is also available at Birkam Health Center Monday through Friday by appointment. Please call x2614, Option 2, if you would like to schedule an appointment.  

Mask Up Indoors

As of Aug. 12, 2021, you must wear a mask over your mouth and nose indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you! 

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