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Titans Together focuses on the unity shared by students, staff and faculty on all three campuses working together and moving forward as we continue to adapt to new ways of conducting University business and operations. This page will be regularly updated as decisions are made and what you see here will be the most complete source of current information. Thank you for your ongoing support and we hope you and your families will remain healthy and safe!

University of Detroit Mercy will provide updates of campus community members who have tested positive for COVID-19. Subscribe to Campus Connection to receive emailed updates every Tuesday.

Active Cases


Cumulative Cases


Active Cases are diagnosed students/employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine. Cumulative Cases are all known student/employee cases since March 2020. Active cases are included in the cumulative case total. Active and cumulative case counts also include individuals who were not on campus throughout their infection.
Updated: July 30, 2021

Announcements / Notifications

Taking our shot against covid-19July 23, 2021: Deadline approaching to upload your vaccine confirmation.
Please take a few minutes and go to the online system for students and employees to confidentially verify your vaccination status or request a waiver.

To help encourage everyone in helping to make our Detroit Mercy community safe, we will offer a series of prize drawings starting next week. More information on the drawings is forthcoming. Currently, only a few hundred faculty, staff and students have uploaded their vaccination information. If the University is unable to achieve a high enough vaccine rate for faculty, staff and students, the University will reinstate several emergency measures that we have previously used. If employees and students do not upload their proof of vaccination or do not receive a waiver, the University will have to implement actions such as employee separations and placing holds on student accounts that may prevent them from registering for winter 2022 classes. See full message.

July 1, 2021: Updates made to the On-Campus Guide, including mask guidelines

June 22, 2021: Updates made to the exemption process for employees and students.

June 10, 2021: Detroit Mercy is requiring all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated by Aug. 16.


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COVID-19 Testing/Exposure

STUDENTS: Students who show symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19, miss class due to illness, or are worried about a potential exposure should contact the Wellness Center immediately at 313-993-1185. The staff will direct the student to testing if necessary and help them find the support they need. They will also initiate contact tracing to alert individuals on campus with whom they have been in contact. Names are not shared as part of contact tracing.

EMPLOYEES: Employees who show symptoms of, or test positive for, COVID-19 or are worried about a possible exposure, should call Human Resources immediately at 313-993-1036. HR will direct the employee to testing if necessary and initiate contact tracing to alert individuals on campus with whom they have been in contact.

See the On Campus Guide for more info on testing

Reporting COVID-related concerns 

Anyone can report COVID-related concerns about themselves or someone else using the COVID-19 Referral Reporting Form. Referrals should be made if an individual is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, has been in contact with someone who is ill, or is exhibiting concerning behavior related to the University's COVID-19 safety guidelines at https://udmercy.edu/covidreport.

Coming to Campus

The Facilities, Safety and Health Work Group of the COVID-19 Task Force has updated the On Campus Guide.

Students who have questions about their individual colleges and classes should contact their associate deans or advisor to discuss their concerns.

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Questions/Comments on the Phased Return

We will post answers to your questions about returning to campus, as quickly as we can. Be aware that many answers regarding future semesters cannot be made definitively and may change as government requirements and expert advice regarding the COVID-19 pandemic changes frequently. We will do our best to keep these pages as up-to-date as possible. Use the form to pose your question. If you also want a private answer to a question, be sure to include your email.

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