COVID-19

Pulse surveys reveal students, faculty, staff confident in university's response to COVID-19

Surveys to gauge how students, faculty and staff members feel about returning to campus showed they are mostly confident in Grand Valley's response to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

Jul 31, 2020


Town hall on financial aid includes information on scholarships, hardship funds, student employment

Members of Grand Valley's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships outlined various forms of financial aid during a virtual town hall July 29 for first-year students and their supporters.

Jul 29, 2020


Town hall on health, safety touches on steps to implement testing, contact tracing in fall semester

Grand Valley leaders provided a glimpse into the preparations of opening a campus under the shadow of COVID-19 during a town hall July 23 for faculty and staff members focused on health and safety measures.

Jul 23, 2020


Networks of Support: Pen-pal friendship becomes encounter at hospital for nursing student

A pen-pal friendship became an in-person chance encounter at a hospital when an older man sick with COVID-19 symptoms was greeted by the nursing student with whom he corresponded.

Jul 23, 2020


Incident Management Team update: Revised face covering policy goes into effect

Grand Valley has revised its face covering policy based on July 9/10 executive orders by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Changes will be considered based on CDC guidance and state and federal requirements.

Jul 16, 2020


Incident Management Team update: New face covering toolkit, web-based self-assessment, virtual campus tours

Grand Valley has launched a new virtual campus tour that can be accessed using a mobile device.  VisiTOUR features a virtual tour guide who will lead guests through an on-campus visit using 360-degree images, videos, audio and text, to highlight each stop on the tour.

Jul 9, 2020


Incident Management Team update: Dining changes, registration paused to ready for fall

Campus Dining has made some changes for the 2020/21 academic year, adhering to CDC and state guidelines and local health department recommendations.

Jul 2, 2020


Face covering protocols developed after input from campus focus groups

Protocols for wearing face coverings on GVSU campuses were developed by the Health Technical Advisory Group of the Incident Management Team through consultations with public health experts, six campus focus groups (three with faculty, two with staff, one with students) and the Senior Leadership Team.

Jun 26, 2020


Volunteer networks expand tutoring services, assist with food distribution during COVID-19

Volunteer networks of students, faculty and staff members from Grand Valley continue to assist Michigan residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 26, 2020


Incident Management Team update

Facilities Services is now using an antimicrobial product they call a "game changer" as part of enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures on campus. The product, MicrobeCare, is a hospital-grade solution that will be used in classrooms and athletic complexes, as well as other high-traffic and high-visitor spaces like the Kirkhof Center, Lubbers Student Services Center and dining facilities. 

Jun 25, 2020