Return to Campus

The decline in COVID-19 cases has allowed Wayne State to reinstate many campus activities and traditions, including in-person classes and student activities. Students have returned to Midtown, eager to experience all Wayne State has to offer. To best support them, the presence of faculty and staff on campus is essential.

To guide employees as they transition back to office — while offering flexibility where appropriate — this page includes information on safety guidelines, work arrangements, leave options and more.

Returning to campus

All offices and buildings are open Monday through Friday, and all departments are fully operational. Employees are expected to be on campus at least some portion of the week unless special arrangements for health concerns have been made with their supervisor. Employees should work with their supervisor to determine whether Flexible Work Arrangements are appropriate for their duties.

As conditions change, Human Resources and the Campus Health Committee may decide to temporarily decrease the number of individuals on campus, necessitating a brief return to remote working for many non-student-facing staff. These changes will be communicated by the Campus Health Committee, who will also notify the campus when it is safe to return. Please monitor your emails and the Wayne State coronavirus webpage for the latest campus conditions and updates.

Vaccine mandates

To protect the health and safety of our campus community, Wayne State requires all faculty and staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination and booster as well as the influenza (flu) vaccination or have an approved waiver whether they are working remotely or on campus. Visit Wayne State's coronavirus webpage for more information on vaccines and exemptions.

Mask requirements

Masks are optional outdoors and in most public indoor spaces on campus, including the Student Center Building, offices, libraries, and the Mort Harris Recreation and Fitness Center. Individuals may request others to wear a mask in their private offices or at meetings.

Campus Daily Screener

Each day you plan to be on campus, complete the Campus Daily Screener before arriving. This tool assists the Campus Health Center in monitoring and responding to COVID-19 on campus. If you feel ill or experience any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home.

Building safety

Information regarding air ventilation and building cleanliness is available on the Facilities Planning and Management website. If you have any health concerns, your supervisor can provide more insight into the safety protocols and procedures outlined in the Return to Campus Guide.