COVID-19 Information

Please refer to the COVID-19 employee resources below before calling OHS.

COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing

Beginning May 11, 2023, COVID-19 testing will no longer be available through Occupational Health Services.  

  • Employees with symptoms concerning for COVID-19 should get tested using a home antigen test, through their primary care physician or by using a community testing resource.  
  • Employees who do not have access to COVID-19 testing should contact OHS, Monday through Friday between 7am and 5pm at (734) 764-8021. Select prompt 1 to speak to a nurse. 

Reporting Positive Test Results

To report a positive COVID-19 test result (excluding tests performed by University Health Service (UHS), Occupational Health Service (OHS), the Community Sampling and Tracking Program (CSTP) or a follow-up home antigen test for return to work) complete this survey. You can expect to receive a follow-up email when your results are processed. A call to OHS is not necessary.

Follow-up COVID-19 Home Antigen Testing Process

For Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Positive Employees:

Michigan Medicine employees who are required to isolate following a positive Covid-19 test should follow this timeline to use a home antigen Covid-19 test to determine return to work eligibility. 

  • Day 0: symptom onset or date test performed
  • Days 1-4: isolation period
  • Day 5 or later: perform a home antigen test
  • Day 6-10: return to work with a negative home antigen test
  • Day 11: return to work if unable to perform a home antigen test or if fever-free with improved symptoms

Employees feeling well enough should return to work the day after receiving a negative follow-up home antigen test if the employee is fever-free without the use of fever reducing medications in the past 24 hours with improved symptoms. There is no need to test after day 10, employees may return on day 11 if fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications in the past 24 hours with improved symptoms. If an employee is unable to return to work by day 11 due to persisting symptoms, contact Occupational Health Services at (734) 764-8021, prompt 1.

Follow-up Home Antigen Test Reporting Survey

This survey link should not be used to submit the initial positive test result for this isolation period. Further instructions and return to work status will be provided at the end of the survey. Employees should download a copy of the survey responses and share the return-to-work instructions with their supervisor. OHS will not provide additional documentation or follow-up at completion of the home antigen survey.


COVID-19 exposures do not need to be reported to OHS. More information regarding exposures is available in this FAQ.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and Reporting

For COVID-19 vaccination information including how to schedule a vaccination appointment at OHS or to submit your primary series and/or booster vaccination proof to Wolverine Access, click here.

Related COVID-19 Links

UMHS Infection Prevention Novel Coronavirus (such as MERs-CoV, SARS, and 2019-nCoV) 

UMHS Infection Prevention Work Restrictions for Staff with Infectious Diseases Policy 

Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Register all International Travel 

Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Webpage 

University of Michigan Campus COVID-19 Information 

Cruise Ship Travel 

Exposure Notification and Contact Tracing Protocol for Michigan Medicine Workforce Members Testing Positive for COVID-19

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

COVID-19 Testing Instructions using the Patient Portal for Symptomatic Employees (as of 1/2022)