2022 University of Michigan Debate Camp

January, 2022 Update

After a remote/virtual camp experience in the summers of 2020 and 2021 because of COVID-19, the 2022 University of Michigan Debate Institutes plans to return to in-person instruction in Ann Arbor this summer. We also plan to offer a virtual/remote option for interested MNDI and Classic students that are unable to attend those in-person camps for any reason.

To align with university directives and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all in-person activities, events and programs must be in compliance with University COVID safety protocols. Refer to the Campus Maize & Blueprint and Children on Campus webpages for the most up-to-date guidance.

The University of Michigan’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement is an important and effective component of our plan to continue normal in-person campus operations and to protect our community and patients from COVID-19. All U-M faculty, staff, and students are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination, with limited exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Individuals requesting an exemption due to a medical condition that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a request for a medical exemption. Documentation from a medical provider is required. Individuals requesting an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief that precludes them from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine may submit a request for a religious exemption and follow the exemption process.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated are required to complete weekly COVID-19 testing. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. The University of Michigan is also requiring all eligible faculty, staff, and students to get a COVID-19 booster shot by February 1, 2022.

The University of Michigan currently requires all students, staff, faculty, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering that covers the mouth and nose when indoors on U-M property. Instances where an individual is not required to wear a face covering indoors are when that individual is assigned residence hall or apartment including common areas (unvaccinated students should continue to mask in common areas), actively eating or drinking, or granted a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The above policies are subject to change as the pandemic and public health guidance continue to evolve and will be regularly reviewed as public health guidance dictates.

As always, we are committed to working together and providing the best structured educational experiences for high school debaters each summer since 1985.

Sincerely,

 

Aaron Kall

Director of Debate

University of Michigan

akall@umich.edu