COVID-19 Concerns

Guidance for when a student, faculty or staff indicates they are sick.

If students report they are experiencing symptoms that match those for flu or have been exposed to COVID-19:

  1. Enter in a CARE referral here:
  2. Encourage the student to self-quarantine and practice social distancing
  3. Inquire as to how long the student may be out and develop a plan to make sure the student can continue progressing academically.

If faculty/staff report they are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19:

  1. Contact Natalie Trent, in Human Resources, at or by calling 616-331-2215
  2. Supervisors who have staff report to work with any illness should send them home immediately.

Self-monitoring if sick or exposed to COVID-19:

  1. Practice protective and careful measures such as staying home, avoiding contact with others for 14 days, do not go to school or work, wash hands often, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the crook of elbow when coughing/sneezing.
  2. Monitor your temperature and symptoms by taking your temperature, twice a day, and writing it down.
  3. If you develop symptoms of fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, or muscle aches call ahead to your primary care provider.

If you have more questions:

Contact your supervisor with additional questions or for general inquiries.

Students with questions can contact the Dean of Students Office at: 616-331-3585 or email

Page last modified March 23, 2020