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Winter 2022

Updated January 14, 2022

  • Reminder: All GVSU students and employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have been approved for an exemption or postponement. 
  • Report or update your vaccination status by clicking the plus sign on the GVSU home page ribbon (next to the search box).
  • If you are eligible, get your COVID-19 booster. Boosters and vaccine shots are available at local pharmacies, including Meijer pharmacies, and also at local health departments. Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics can be found on the Lakers Together website
  • We encourage all Lakers to get tested in the first two or three weeks of January as part of the campus repopulation. Testing sites resumed regular hours as of January 10. 
  • Grand Valley has obtained 10,000 KN95 masks and 10,000 medical procedure (ASTM 1) masks for campus community members who wish to wear these. Departments can order these masks through the normal PPE requisition process through Facilities Services. More masks are on order and expected soon. We will do everything possible to ensure adequate mask availability despite supply chain pressure.

    Students can pick up these types of masks at the following locations beginning Friday, January 14, at 10 a.m. Supplies will be replenished each weekday.

    • Allendale Campus: Recreation Center, Mary Idema Pew Library, Kirkhof Center

    • Pew Grand Rapids Campus: Eberhard Center, parking services desk. 

    • Nearly 200,000 non-medical three-ply disposable masks continue to be available (these are the masks that have been supplied since the pandemic began). For most people on campus, these masks are sufficient, as are the washable cloth masks (two-ply). 

Have a question?

If you have additional questions about new COVID policies, please email virusactionteam@gvsu.eduThe Virus Action Team will get back to you within one to two business days. 

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


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.
  • 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.