Call it the new abnormal.
Ann Arbor Police team up with University of Michigan students, staff, faculty and volunteers to patrol campus and neighborhoods around the university to "serve as a visible presence and reminder to students and other community members of the need to follow public health guidance," the Detroit Free Press reports.
The department's announcement on Twitter comes as the Washtenaw County Health Department tightens restrictions on outdoor gatherings in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. The order prohibits gatherings of more than 25 people.
"Covid-19, large gatherings and harmful alcoholic behavior are all concerns this year," the police department tweeted. It said patrols will be out from noon to midnight every day at the start of the semester, and then eventually just be on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
The Fall semester begins Aug. 31 with a combination of remote and in-person classes.