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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!

COVID-19 Update

November 16, 2020: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order. On Sunday, Nov. 15, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that initiates a three-week pause to reduce the rapidly rising rates of COVID-19 cases and fatalities. As a result, colleges and universities are required to suspend in-person learning and move to virtual modes of instruction. View the MDHHS order.

See Early transition to virtual instruction | Employee Info

University of Detroit Mercy will provide a weekly update 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.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2020

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 developed an On Campus Guide.

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



Before arriving to campus, answer the screening questions focused on symptoms. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation or denial email. Along with your face-covering, this dated email must be shown to the officer at the entrance of campus. Please remember that your honesty in answering these screening questions helps to keep our community safe.


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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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"Snapshots" emphasizes support and care in the Detroit Mercy community

Titans Together emphasizes the importance of continuous support and care, which is inspired and illustrated by the countless stories of faculty, staff, students and alumni who continue to serve on the front line of the pandemic and who have been through our Snapshots of a Pandemic series.