The student body is free of COVID-19, as of early this week.
“We currently have zero students in isolation — and that’s a good thing,” said Health Service Assistant Linda Snoes.
Approximately five to 10 students are tested for the virus daily, according to the Health and Wellness Center. Of the 385 students who have been tested this semester, 98 have tested positive, and 98 have now recovered.
Michigan health departments administer more than 400,000 COVID-19 tests per day on average, according to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. MDHHS also reported that there are 117,080 active cases as of Monday in the state. Michigan’s reported fatality rate is 2%.
If students feel ill or exhibit symptoms of the virus, they are encouraged to receive a free COVID-19 rapid test from the Health and Wellness Center. The rapid test takes approximately 15 minutes to determine results and the service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m. Students can also visit the walk-in clinic in town, located at 240 W Carleton Rd for a free COVID-19 test. The walk-in clinic is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.