Message from the CANR Dean: March 29, 2020

From: Ron Hendrick, Dean, CANR
Date: Sunday, March 29, 2020
Subject: Message from the Dean's Office

CANR Community,

The Ingham County Health Department issued an emergency order requiring all essential service providers and businesses in Ingham County to conduct brief health screenings of their workers who continue to report for essential operations. This is in accordance with Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order.

This local emergency order took effect 5 p.m., Friday, March 27. Michigan State University is actively working to comply with it.

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension employees will undertake the following procedures when reporting under essential operations:

  1. Please self-assess and report those data before you arrive at any CANR, ABR or MSUE facility in Ingham County. 
  2. Record your responses in this short survey, which can be accessed via computer, smartphones and other mobile devices.
  3. If you cannot access the survey for any reason, please self-assess at home and fill out a paper form before, or upon, arriving for work. 
  4. Your self-assessments will flow to your academic and support unit head. Chairs and directors, and deans in our college reports will come to me.
  5. Once you fill in the form, and you have not had to check YES for any symptom on the form, you may go in to work. A response from your supervisor is not required for you to report to work if you are healthy.
  6. If you work at a facility outside of Ingham County, you will need to complete this process before coming to any MSU facility in Ingham County, and of course abide by any county-specific directives applicable to those facilities.

Your health and well-being, and that of our community, is of utmost importance. Please let me or your unit lead know if you have questions or concerns.


Ron Hendrick
Professor and Dean
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources