March 11: A Message from Marschall S. Runge, M.D., PH.D.

March 11, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership, Updates & Resources


In alignment with the university-wide guidelines provided by President Schlissel, Michigan Medicine will also take precautions and specific measures to protect our community from potential spread of the coronavirus. We will align with the general principles of limiting large group interactions to diminish disease transmissions.

  • If you have an event or activity that will convene more than 100 people, between Thursday March 12 and at least April 21, please cancel it.
  • Michigan Medicine will also suspend all international business travel until at least April 21, with rare exceptions requiring approval. Domestic travel for business purposes is discouraged.
  • Michigan Medicine will continue to prepare and plan to care for potential COVID-19 patients and the possibility of opening a specific clinical unit to isolate these patients. The command center will evaluate and assess the patient needs and escalate as appropriate.
  • If you have any symptoms of illness, please stay home. If you are able and eligible to work from home, please discuss this option with your supervisor.
  • Continue to practice the hygiene that will help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including social distancing.

Our leadership is committed to doing everything possible to keep our patients and our workforce as safe as possible. Please be aware of the educational resources and guidelines that are available at

Regular updates will be included as new information becomes available.

Thank you for your support in our safety efforts and thank you for all your efforts during this challenging time.