Current Status of Indicators

Updated June 17, 2021

The Virus Action Team (VAT) monitors key campus and regional health metrics ("indicators") to detect changes in transmission of COVID-19 and in the capacity of the health infrastructure.  A comprehensive view of the indicators, together with guidance from the state and local government, determines the University posture ("alert level"), which provides guidelines for University operations.

The current status of our indicators can be found below. More details about indicators and alert levels can be found at the alert level information page.


Status of Alert Level Indicators

Italicized bold text is used to mark the current status of the indicators. Multiple highlights indicate borderline values.

Indicator

Low Level

Moderate Level

High Alert

Very High Alert

Incidence & Prevalence Indicators

       

7-Day average of new COVID-19 cases within GVSU (per 100K)*

< 1

1-10

10-25

>25

7-Day average % positivity rate within GVSU*

<3%

3-10%

10-20%

>20%

Percent of students in isolation or quarantine

<2%

2-2.9%

3-3.9%

4% or higher

7-Day average of new COVID-19 cases within Ottawa County (per 100K)*

< 1

1-10

10-25

>25

7-Day average of new COVID-19 cases within Kent County (per 100K)*

< 1

1-10

10-25

>25

7-Day average of new COVID-19 cases in the Grand Rapids region (per 100K)*

< 1

1-10

10-25

>25

7-Day average of new cases of COVID-19 in Michigan (per 100K)*

< 1

1-10

10-25

>25

7-Day average Ottawa County % positivity rates*

<3%

3-10%

10-20%

>20%

7-Day average Kent County % positivity rates*

<3%

3-10%

10-20%

>20%

7-Day average Michigan % positivity rates*

<3%

3-10%

10-20%

>20%

Capacity and Functioning of GVSU Clinics and Testing

       

Campus Health Center

Sufficient capacity and limited use

Sufficient Capacity

Limited Capacity

Capacity Not Supporting Need

Family Health Center

Sufficient capacity and limited use

Sufficient Capacity

Limited Capacity

Capacity Not Supporting Need

GVSU Testing Programs

Functioning as expected

Functioning as expected

Adjusted due to need

Testing program is stressed

Other Indicators

       

Availability of on-campus quarantine and isolation rooms

Sufficient capacity and limited use

Sufficient Capacity

Limited Capacity

Capacity Not Supporting Need

Governmental regulations affecting our operations

State Phase 5

State Phase 4

State Phase 4

State Phase 3 or lower

Level of concern in the community from survey data

Calm

Uncertainty

Increased Anxiety/Concern

Fear

Incidence of cases at comparable institutions of higher education

Low incidence

Moderate incidence

High incidence

Very high incidence

* Thresholds based on CovidActNow


Virus Action Team Pages

This page is maintained by GVSU's Virus Action Team (VAT). Navigate to the other VAT-administered pages using the buttons above. For questions, concerns, or to report a non-emergency health/safety issue, email us at virusactionteam@gvsu.edu.  For general questions contact the Lakers Together Call Center: (616) 331-INFO (4636), Mon. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. For personal health questions, call the 24/7 GVSU COVID Health Line (833) 734-0020.