SOM guidelines

Official School of Medicine Campus Restart Guidelines

If you have symptoms or have been exposed, stay home.

  • If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills, loss of taste or smell) or have been exposed to someone confirmed to have the virus, stay home.
  • If you experience symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, the Campus Health Center can arrange for testing. You will be required to provide medical health clearance upon return to campus.  

    Contact information 
    M.D. Health Records Office
  • Vaccine Requirements 
    To best protect the health and safety of our campus community, Wayne State will require all students, faculty and staff who plan to be on campus during the fall semester to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. Proof of vaccination must be submitted by Aug. 30 for you to be allowed on campus. You can submit your proof of vaccination online. You may also apply online for a waiver of the requirement based on legitimate health or religious reasons. These requests will be reviewed by the Campus Health Committee. Individuals who have an approved waiver will be required to be COVID-19 tested once per week. 

When on campus

  • Masks are required through Sept. 15 for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals inside all campus buildings. Social distancing is no longer required.
  • Continue good hand hygiene and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds frequently throughout the day. Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in every building.
  • Confirm to see if there are any additional requirements by course, class and conference area. Individuals in clinical work areas are typically required to mask.

On-campus procedures 

Enhanced facilities cleaning and disinfecting measures 

  • Shared spaces will use disinfectant detergent/wipes aligned with World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own office space or workstations.
  • Disinfecting wipes are available.

 Gain approvals for  event plans 

  • Please submit and gain prior approval of university-sanctioned events by the Campus Health Committee until further notice.