Coronavirus

Sampling wastewater on the University of Michigan campus.

Michigan Researchers Get $5.3M to Expand COVID-19 Wastewater Monitoring

New research from Chuanwu Xi and Kevin Bakker

University of Michigan researchers surveying wastewater systems for SARS-COV-2 will be able to increase testing sites and continue monitoring until 2023 after receiving more than $5 million from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Read more

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5 Tips from Mental Health Experts on Transitioning Out of COVID Restrictions

Riana Anderson featured in PBS News

With vaccines widely available and case numbers dropping, cities around the US are dropping restrictions and focusing on “getting back to normal” for the summer. But for many—after more than a year in isolation—“normal” feels scary. Experts say we need to talk more about what transitioning to a more open society will be like—and what our new normal will be like. Read more

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Michigan's New Mask Rules for Fully Vaccinated People: What You Need To Know

Fully vaccinated Americans can now safely shed their masks and skip social distancing, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week, sparking a flurry of questions about how the new guidelines will be implemented at businesses, schools and other places where fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people mingle. Read more