Virus Action Team Update (Oct. 20)
Updated October 20
The university is encouraging a "Staying Strong" approach to continue to keep GVSU and the surrounding community as safe as possible. That means GVSU policies and practices are still in effect, including the Face Covering Policy, Visitation Policy, and Travel Guidelines.
Grand Valley State University is encouraging faculty, staff and students to voluntarily download NOVID, a smartphone app that is uniquely designed to help track the spread of COVID-19. NOVID is an exposure notification app designed to anonymously notify users if they have been in close proximity to individuals who have a confirmed positive COVID-19 test.
For individuals who are experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, an appointment for testing is required. You can make an appointment to test at:
- Campus Health Center in Allendale at (616) 252-6030
- GVSU Family Health Center in Grand Rapids at (616) 331-9830
- Spectrum Health COVID Symptomatic and Asymptomatic with Exposure Clinic between Fresh Food Company and Manitou Hall in the Mackinac Hall courtyard (833) 734-0020, or log into your MyChart account.
Call Center Resources
There are a number of supports available for students, faculty and staff members. If you have personal health concerns, including symptoms or COVID-19 exposure, or a positive test, call the GVSU/Spectrum Health 24-hour hotline at (833) 734-0020. All health-related questions should be directed to this hotline.
The GVSU COVID call center continues to operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. This call center is staffed by Grand Valley faculty and staff and can assist with GVSU-related COVID-19 questions, and can be reached at (616) 331-4636. Other questions and concerns can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Safe, Lakers
Creating a safer environment is a shared responsibility among all who come to GVSU and its off-campus partners. The university is encouraging personal responsibility by providing education, supplies, and resources to assist individuals in following public health guidance and university policy. As part of our work toward a safe environment, a web-based self-assessment (accessed by phone, tablet or computer) is available for faculty, staff and students.
- Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
- Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
- While not required, it is expected that all members of the GVSU community will complete the self-assessment daily to support efforts to protect the health of the community. It is strongly suggested that the self-assessment be completed before noon.
The daily self-assessment is simple and quick to complete. The self-assessment is the primary means for us to collect daily information – including weekends – about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, minimize its spread, promote public health and make sound decisions.
Learn how to create an easy-to-use bookmark for the self-assessment on your smartphone.
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