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Virus Action Team Update (Oct. 30)

Updated October 30

Efforts by the GVSU community to fight COVID-19 are making a difference and continued vigilance is important. These preventive measures continue to be key:

  • Wear a face covering, wash your hands, social distance. 
  • Maintain social distance as much as possible even with family and friends.
  • Individuals with COVID are contagious two days prior to symptoms. 
  • Due to the high rate of COVID in the community anyone could be contagious. 
  • Avoid contact with friends and family who are sick, even those with minor symptoms.
  • Avoid exposing others when you are sick, even if you only have minor symptoms. 


  • Please complete the self-assessment daily. The information provided helps direct support for those with symptoms or exposure and helps the Virus Action Team make decisions about managing COVID-19 on campus.
  • On a typical weekday, more than 9,000 members of the GVSU community complete the self-assessment.
  • Since September 18, more than 4,000 students have completed the self-assessment for at least 36 out of 40 days, and 1,680 students have completed it every day.

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

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.


Lakers Together Handbook

Grand Valley has developed a handbook, “Lakers Together Protecting Each Other.” This handbook contains all the decisions we have made to date, and we will update the information as decisions are made and requirements change.

Lakers Together Handbook

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