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COVID-19 Response


U-M decisions regarding COVID-19 

On Thursday, March 11th, the University of Michigan made the decision to move classes to an online format beginning on March 16th through the end of the semester. TheUniversity has also suspended all international travel until April 24th, strongly discouraged domestic travel, and placed a restriction on events which would convene 100 people or more through at least April 21st.

What this means for our museum

The U-M Museum of Paleontology (UMMP) does not operate public exhibit spaces, and its research operations will continue until further notice. Research spaces will be closed beginning Friday, March 20th at 5:00pm, however the UMMP has arranged remote access to our research tools and software for students, faculty, and researchers.

In support of the social distancing recommended by the Uuniversity and CDC, the UMMP has cancelled the Paleoseminar in-person meetings. Alternate arrangements are being made to ensure the continuation of sharing our research among our community.

Until further notice, we are no longer scheduling visits to the UMMP collections and will be no longer be handling loan requests and returns. Our collection managers will still be available for information requests. During this interim, some specimens can be studied through the University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils (UMORF).

Updated on March 19th, 2020