During these unprecedented times, we must all do our part to protect ourselves and the people we care about from COVID-19. Those who live in or visit the East Lansing community are encouraged to keep the following in mind in order to keep our community safe and our businesses open:
It's important to minimize close contact with people from outside of your household as well as those who may be sick or who are exhibiting flu-like symptoms. Stay at least six feet away from others when possible.
Practice good personal hygiene.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (if soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol), especially after going to the bathroom, blowing your nose, coughing and before eating. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
Sharing a dorm, apartment, home or other shared living space with roommates? Be sure to use totes for personal items in shared bathrooms and avoid sharing food and drinks.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects.
Frequently touched objects include tables, doorknobs, light switches, counter tops, handles, phones, desks, keyboards, toilets, faucets and sinks.
Get tested if you are showing symptoms or think you've been exposed.
Are you or is someone close to you sick or has symptoms? You should get tested for coronavirus. There are many locations where you can get tested at no charge to you. Call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, press 1 or visit this website to find a testing site near you.
Answer the call to help with contact tracing.
If you get a call from 866-806-3447, MI-COVID-HELP or your local health department, please answer. For more information on contact tracing, visit this website.
Student Residents: Remember that you're a Spartan everywhere.
The safety of our community is our top priority. The City of East Lansing and MSU are partners and will be sharing information about off-campus student behaviors that violate local ordinances and COVID-19 emergency orders and put the public's health in danger. While MSU believes in an education-first approach to ensure compliance, students reported for off-campus violations could face university discipline, including expulsion, under MSU's General Student Regulations process.
This situation is frequently evolving. For the latest news and information on the COVID-19 pandemic, visit the following websites: