Fall 2022

Updated August 11, 2022

For the past two years, the Virus Action Team (VAT) has overseen the university's COVID-19 mitigation efforts. By the first day of Fall semester classes, the Community Health Advisory Team (CHAT) will oversee public health disease prevention and mitigation. CHAT will also oversee future communications regarding the status of COVID-19 and/or other community health information. 

Current Mitigation Efforts

·   As we have done the past two years, GVSU continues to follow CDC guidance and local public health departments recommendations. We continue to use a set of indicators that inform decisions about the current alert level and face covering requirements. Since May, we have been at Level 0, which means that masks are optional in all campus locations, although faculty members can request their students wear face masks in class. See the Face Covering Policy for more details. We expect to remain at Level 0 on August 29, the first day of classes.

·   At-home COVID tests are available for campus community members (one test will be given per person) at the Kirkhof Center 20/20 Desk, Eberhard Center parking window, College of Health Professions Dean's Office (400 CHS) and Kirkhof College of Nursing Dean's Office (410 DCIH) on the Health Campus.

·   Our COVID vaccine policy has been in effect for one year, leading to high vaccination rates in the GVSU community. We encourage everyone to be up to date with booster shots. For basic vaccination and boosters, GVSU will host COVID-19 vaccine clinics on September 9 and October 14. Details can be found on the Events Calendar.

·   The self-assessment tool is no longer required. We ask all Lakers to continue to self-monitor and engage in healthy social behaviors (i.e., handwashing, staying home when sick, testing for COVID-19 if symptomatic).

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Vaccine Information

Symptoms, Exposure, Testing

Face Covering Policy

Quarantine and Isolation

Policies and Additional Resources


Page last modified August 11, 2022