What to do if...

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
Stay home, isolate and/or mask around others, get tested notify your faculty and/or supervisor.

What should I do if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you are up-to-date on your vaccine, review information from the CDC for next steps

If you are not up-to-date, notify your faculty and/or supervisor. Utilize the CDC quarantine calculator. GVSU requires that you get tested immediately if you have symptoms and 5-7 days after the exposure.

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Stay home, isolate, and notify your faculty and/or supervisor AND any close contacts. If you live on-campus notify GVSU Housing: [email protected]

Click here to view GVSU's 'next steps' flowchart

Vaccine Information

Testing and Tracing

Face Covering Policy

Quarantine and Isolation

Policies and Additional Resources


Spring/Summer 2022

Updated May 3, 2022

Grand Valley moved its COVID alert level to Level 0, effective May 4. This means that face masks will be optional in all campus locations, including classrooms and other academic spaces. Faculty members can request their students wear face masks in class but cannot make it a requirement. There still may be unique situations where face masks are required, such as those regulated by the government.

We understand this will be a significant change to what we are accustomed to. Some members of the campus community will choose to continue to wear face masks, and they should be supported by all Lakers for doing so. Faculty and staff can require masks  be worn in their private offices.

The health indicators used to inform the university's COVID-19 response have been revised. They were last revised in the summer, and some indicators are no longer useful because of the VAT transition and evolving guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health experts.


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Page last modified May 6, 2022