FAQ List

Question Answer

When will campus bus service be running?

GVSU bus routes will be running on a modified schedule until further notice.


What is Social Distancing?

Social distancing means:

  • Avoid public places where close contact with others might occur – this includes shopping centers, movie theaters, stadiums, workplaces, schools and classrooms
  • Avoid public transportation (e.g., bus, subway, taxi, ride share)
  • Maintain distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others.

What cleaning efforts has the University implemented? 

Washing hands continues to be the most effective means to help combat the spread of viruses including the COVID-19. Facilities staff and contractors on campus have increased the focus of cleaning/disinfecting efforts on common touchpoints such as door handles, restroom fixtures, classroom desks, classroom tables and horizontal surfaces. All are receiving added attention.  Germicidal and virucidal disinfectants are also utilized in daily routines of the campus custodial staff in restrooms, locker rooms and common locations. Additionally, hand sanitizer products have been added in key locations at the University such as computer labs and the Library. 


Recommendations for people with respiratory symptoms

You should

  • Seek medical care right away. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency department, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
    • GVSU students and faculty may call the GVSU Family Health Center (616-331-9830) or the Metro Health/University of Michigan Health GVSU Campus Health Center (616-252-6030)
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not travel while sick. Please do not use public transportation or arrive unannounced at the health center.   Individuals should instead call ahead.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available

Is there a form I can use to monitor my own health?

Use THIS FORM to help monitor your own health.

This guidance is to help you closely monitor your health for up to 14 days if you may have been exposed to coronavirus. This does NOT mean that you will get sick with coronavirus.  It is very important for you to monitor your health so that you can be taken care of and treated quickly if you do get sick. Based on what is known from other coronavirus infections, 14 days is the longest time between when you were last exposed to coronavirus and when symptoms begin.


I am worried about my health, or the health of a friend or family member. Who can I talk to about my feelings?

Reports of the impact of Covid-19 around the world can be troubling, especially for members of the community who are from or have friends and family in affected areas.  Support is available for faculty and staff through the Encompass office and at the University Counseling Center for students.


How can I get internet access for online courses at my permanent residence?

Many internet providers offer low-cost high-speed access, Please contact your local internet provider. If your provider is Comcast/Xfinity, customers who are eligible for their "Internet Essentials" service can get two months free. Details are available at https://internetessentials.com/


Page last modified March 11, 2020