COVID-19 Resources

MSU Return to Research Tools

Frequently-Asked Questions
Questions and answers about the return to research process

Laboratory Plan For a Safe Return (DOCX)
Planning form for individual laboratories to be submitted prior to approval to return to research

Workbook for Safely Returning to Research (XLSX)
Planning tool covering critical safety and regulatory subjects

Return to Research Process

return to research flowchart


Also see for adjustments to scheduled instructor-led training sessions (radiation safety, worker protection standard, respirator fit-tests).

Operational Requirements, Guidelines

Resource Updated For Researchers For Healthcare For Other Personnel
Cleaning Guidelines for Healthcare (PDF) 04/06/2020 X
Cleaning Guidelines for Non-Healthcare (PDF) 05/22/2020 X X
Cloth Face Coverings: Dos and Don'ts (PDF) 06/30/2020 X X X
Cloth Face Coverings: How to Use (PDF) 06/29/2020 X X X
Cloth Face Coverings: When to Use (PDF) X X X
Health Screening Form X X X
N95 Respirator Interim Measures 04/06/2020 X X X
Positive COVID-19 Case Instruction - General (PDF)  04/06/2020 X X
Positive COVID-19 Case Instruction - Lab (PDF) 05/27/2020 X

Facilities Resources

See IPF's website for COVID-19 information on campus facility cleaning, water systems, air quality, energy conservation, signage.


IPF Workplace Safety Signs

IPF's Sign Shop is providing workplace safety signs for general health and safety best practices, social distancing, face coverings, etc. To request, call 517-432-2468 or submit an IPF service request.

Printable Postings from CDC

See the CDC website for more posters and other language options.

COVID-19 Regulatory References

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Michigan Association of State Universities (MASU)

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)