If You Are Sick
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate.
Communicate with the Law School. Students, faculty, and staff affected by coronavirus should let the Law School know by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Resources and Information
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, protecting the health and safety of everyone in the Michigan Law community remains a top priority. We encourage our community to stay up to date by visiting the University's Maize and Blueprint website.
Important Law School updates and resources will be added to this page, including learning resources for students engaging in remote learning.
Entering Buildings (Faculty and Staff)
Access to Law School buildings currently is granted in compliance with the Governor's orders and University guidelines to faculty and staff who must enter the buildings for required work. To request access, please complete each of the processes below.
U-M COVID-19 Training
Training must be completed only once, prior to entering the buildings, in My Linc.
All faculty, staff, and vendors must complete the building access request form in advance to enter Law School buildings for any reason.
Daily U-M COVID-19 Screening
Prior to entering any University building, you must also complete the U-M COVID-19 Screening Survey and attestation and email a screenshot of a positive outcome to your designated approver (supervisor or associate dean). Complete the Screening Survey before entering any U-M building each day.
- U-M IT Services Service Status
(This page details the operating status of all enterprise-wide services, including; BlueJeans, Canvas, and U-M Box.)
- U-M IT Services Remote Resource Guide
- Michigan Law COVID Support Services (pdf)
- Remote access to library resources (COVID-19 response)
- U-M IT Services Service Status
Some of you may be uncertain whether a consultation with Dr. Sheth or with another CAPS counselor is an appropriate next step. Many of our students have not sought mental health care services in the past and/or may be uncomfortable seeking those services now.
We implore you, if you are feeling overwhelmed (as so many of us are) and believe you might be in need of help, please reach out to Dr. Sheth or to CAPS (see below). Both are well-equipped to help students assess their needs and to direct them to services and resources that will be a good fit for them, depending on their particular circumstances and comfort levels. Others may worry that the University's mental health care resources are overloaded as a result of this crisis, and may be reluctant to tax that system further. Please don't be.
These resources are here for you, and both Dr, Sheth and CAPS will do all that they can to meet the needs of students who are in need of support.
- The Law School’s CAPS counselor, Dr. Reena Sheth, continues to offer ongoing and initial consultation appointments by phone or via BlueJeans. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheth by emailing her at email@example.com
- The University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is open to provide support. CAPS is located on the 4th floor of the Union.
- To reach CAPS, please call (734)764-8312 to schedule an appointment through this service and the urgent/crisis services described below.
- If you have an urgent need or are experiencing a crisis, CAPS central office offers walk-in (if you are symptom free) and phone crisis services during business hours. You can access these services by calling CAPS at (734)764-8312.
- CAPS after-hours service is also available during this time. To reach the after-hours service, please call (734)764-8312, then press ‘0’.
In addition to the above, we urge you to focus on maintaining your health and well-being during this trying time. Below are two excellent resources for guidance and ideas on wellness.
- A thoughtfully curated collection of information on managing stress and anxiety, promoting wellness, exercising without a gym, and more. These resources were compiled by our very own Virginia Neisler from the Law Library. There is a wealth of excellent information here.
- CAPS has an excellent compilation of wellness tools and information. We encourage you to try out the ones that speak to you.
It is important to note that no two people in our community will experience and adjust to these events in the same way. Each of us comes to this space with our own identities, backgrounds, experiences, and social and economic resources among many other things.
This means that some of the resources you can find through these links will be a poor fit for some students, and some might even be discordant with your current experiences and needs.
Our goal is to make sure that all of our students have the support they need, and to do that, we need you to reach out to us when you have unmet needs. Help us to understand what they are. Brainstorm with us about how we can meet them. And all the while, please continue to do what so many of you have been doing. Reach out to each other. Check in with yourself. And take good care
- CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information
- CDC's hand washing guidance
- Washtenaw County Health Department's Coronavirus Disease 2019
- Office 365 Installation (Word / Excel / Others)
(available to all students, staff, and faculty)