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For Faculty/Staff

Samhita Rhodes poses for a photograph wearing a face covering.

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Vaccination Clinics

The best avenue toward a new “normal” campus environment for fall 2021, with more in-person classes and experiences, is getting as many campus community members vaccinated as possible.

All GVSU community members are strongly encouraged to schedule a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as soon as possible and then record your vaccination status on your daily online self-assessment. Walk-in opportunities and appointments are available at these clinics:

How many Lakers are vaccinated? Check out the Data Dashboard. More information about vaccinations is available online.

Planning to visit campus?

For everyone’s safety, all visitors, guests and vendors who are coming to any Grand Valley campus must follow campus safety protocols.

Click here for information on the steps you must take before visiting GVSU

Virus Action Team Update

The Lakers Together website contains information about our academic plans, housing, athletics and recreation, and more. 

Updated June 8, 2021

For the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the GVSU alert level dropped to Level 1, or low level, on June 7.

The GVSU alert level is a reflection of the campus level and trajectory, as well as local and regional indicators, of the spread of COVID-19. All indicators on the GVSU Data Dashboard support being at Level 1. 

The low number of cases on campus can be attributed, in part, to students, faculty and staff members getting vaccinated. We continue to urge everyone to get the vaccine as soon as possible and record the status in your online self-assessment.

Walk-in opportunities and appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine are available at these clinics:

Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

  • If you are exposed to COVID-19, you do NOT need to isolate or quarantine unless you have symptoms and/or test positive
  • You do NOT have to participate in GVSU COVID testing unless you have symptoms

GVSU’s face covering policy remains in effect. Further adjustments to policies will be considered as we see the student vaccination rate rise within the campus community. A full breakdown of alert level considerations and indicators is available, as well as the current status of GVSU indicators

The Virus Action Team, along with the Campus Readiness Team, will continue to keep the campus community updated as we work on preparations for the Fall semester.

Widespread vaccination will allow us to adjust our response to COVID-19. Remember to report your vaccination in your online self-assessment.


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.


Person getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Virus Action Team update: Alert level drops to Level 1

For the first time during the COVID-19 pandemic, the GVSU alert level dropped to Level 1, or low level, on June 7.

Jun 8, 2021

Student studying with mask on.

Virus Action Team update: Revisions made to GVSU face covering policy

Face coverings will continue to be required indoors at all campus locations, including classrooms; face coverings are NOT required outdoors.

May 21, 2021

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