In alignment with current state and federal guidance, Michigan State University has lifted many of its own COVID-19 mandates, except for in health care settings. Some of those mandates recently have been reimposed.
While KBS moves toward returning to full operations, we recognize the possibility that MSU may continue to adjust restrictions as local conditions change and new data become available. KBS will continue to update this page as developments warrant.
For the latest on MSU COVID-19 requirements and updates, visit msu.edu/together-we-will.
Requirements currently in effect
- Effective Aug. 1, all individuals are required to wear masks indoors in all campus buildings and other MSU facilities in East Lansing and throughout the state. This requirement will be in place for at least the first weeks of the fall semester.
- All students, faculty and staff are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA-authorized or WHO-approved vaccine by Aug. 31. Limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be provided.
Requirements no longer in effect
The following requirements have been suspended:
A set of return-to-work policies and procedures for W.K. Kellogg Biological Station research buildings was approved on July 7, 2020. The document includes information on building access, safety practices and training, and cleaning and sanitization plans.
KBS research reactivation and on-site work
Any person who plans to come to KBS to work or study must complete the following steps before coming on site:
- Take the MSU Environmental Health and Safety training.
- View a recording of the KBS Town Hall meeting. (MSU login required)
- MSU health screening form (for each visit).
If you are working in a lab, you also must complete any training specific to that lab.
Any non-MSU scientists, educators, vendors and contractors whose work must occur inside any MSU facility must complete the MSU health screening form for visitors (it’s the last form listed). If the form cannot be completed online, the parties arranging to have the non-MSU individuals work inside a MSU facility must provide a paper form.
Visitor safety guidelines
Visitors to the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Manor House or to public spaces on KBS grounds must observe safety and distancing guidelines.
MSU COVID-19 resources
Michigan State University’s COVID-19 information website houses resources for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the East Lansing campus.