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COVID testing for students and employees

As the spring semester begins, Michigan Tech remains under Campus Health and Safety Level Two. This requires students to wear a mask when inside campus buildings. With the omicron variant of COVID-19 spreading throughout the United States and the Upper Peninsula, many students have voiced concerns on Discord and Reddit about their health and safety on campus. Michigan Tech has provided a couple of resources for students. 

COVID-19 testing is available on-demand for Michigan Tech students and employees. Individuals can receive a COVID test in the Rozsa Center basement from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. No appointment is required, and all tests are free of charge. Results will be emailed directly to the individual and will be available within approximately 24-48 hours. 

A COVID-19 vaccination clinic was held Wednesday, Jan. 12 in the Rozsa Center. This was the second of two vaccine clinics the university held this school year. Both the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines were available for first, second, and booster doses. No information has been released by the Michigan Tech Flex Team about any additional clinics that may be occuring. 

Additionally, many local organizations are offering COVID-19 vaccines for interested parties. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department is offering booster appointments at their Hancock office Thursday, Jan. 13. Appointments can be made on their website, First, second, and booster doses can also be obtained at Walmart and Walgreens’ Houghton locations. Appointments can be made online at each business’s respective website. The UP Health System – Portage hospital is offering vaccinations at their Hancock apothecary. To schedule an appointment, call the apothecary directly at (906) 483-1919. 

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to the public. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines, visit or contact a local health provider. 

For additional questions or concerns about COVID-19 on Michigan Tech’s campus, email the MTU Flex Team at

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