2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

The university has taken many actions in response to COVID-19 to comply with state orders, follow public health department recommendations, and protect the health and safety of faculty, staff and students. 

This page contains information for employees about working from home, paid time off options for COVID-related scenarios, resources to support your mental, emotional and physical health, guidance for supervisors, updates to benefit plans, and more. 

Information on university planning, travel and more can be found on the Public Affairs website. For additional questions, please contact COVID-19HR@umich.edu.

Work From Home

All campus employees should work from home when possible to comply with the state executive order. Only certain employees designated as critical to infrastructure or public health and safety should be allowed to report to work in-person. 

Employees who are ill for any reason should not come to work.

Paid Time Off Options

There are several temporary paid time off programs in place to support employees who cannot work due to various scenarios related to COVID-19. Some of these scenarios include personal illness, family care needs (including illness and school closure) and temporary lack of work. 

These programs are available to full and part-time faculty and staff, including temporary staff, student employees, graduate student employees (GSIs, GSSAs, GSRAs) and postdoctoral research fellows.

Well-being Resources

Information and resources to support personal mental, emotional, and physical well-being is available. Resources include guided meditation and relaxation videos, virtual support groups, mobile apps and online programs and more.