COVID-19 Information

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

COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing

COVID-19 testing is not available through Occupational Health Services. Options for COVID-19 testing include: obtaining a home antigen test kit, contacting your primary care physician or through a community-based testing site.

Michigan Medicine COVID-19 Positive Employees

Report a Positive Covid-19 Test

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

Information to obtain an updated COVID-19 vaccine.

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 

Infection Prevention & Epidemiology Webpage 

University of Michigan Campus COVID-19 Information