Current Status of Indicators

Updated October 14, 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

Near Normal

Low Alert

Medium Alert

High Alert

Very High Alert

Infection Indicators

         

7-Day average of new COVID-19 cases within GVSU

less than 1

1-10

10-20

20-60

over 60

7-Day average % positivity rate within GVSU

less than 1%

1-4%

4-10%

10-20%

over 20%

Percent of students in isolation or quarantine

less than 1%

1-2%

2-3%

3-4%

over 4%

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

less than 1

1-5

5-10

10-25

over 25

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

less than 1

1-5

5-10

10-25

over 25

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

less than 1

1-5

5-10

10-25

over 25

7-Day average Ottawa County % positivity rates

less than 3%

3-5%

5-10%

10-20%

over 20%

7-Day average Kent County % positivity rates

less than 3%

3-5%

5-10%

10-20%

over 20%

7-Day average Michigan % positivity rates

less than 3%

3-5%

5-10%

10-20%

over 20%

CDC Level of Community Transmission -- Ottawa County

Low

Moderate

Substantial

High (low end)

High

CDC Level of Community Transmission -- Kent County

Low

Moderate

Substantial

High (low end)

High

Vaccination Indicators

         

GVSU Community

over 75%

65-75%

50-65%

25-50%

less than 25%

Kent County

over 75%

65-75%

50-65%

25-50%

less than 25%

Ottawa County

over 75%

65-75%

50-65%

25-50%

less than 25%

Capacity to Manage

         

GVSU Testing Programs

Minimal requests for testing

Sufficient capacity and limited use

Sufficient Capacity

Capacity adjusted due to need

Testing program is stressed

Availability of on-campus quarantine and isolation rooms

Nearly all rooms available

Sufficient capacity and limited need

Sufficient capacity

Limited Capacity

Capacity not supporting need

Contact tracing

Minimal need for tracing

Sufficient capacity and limited need

Sufficient capacity

Tracing program showing stress

Tracing program is highly stressed

Other Indicators

         

Governmental regulations affecting our operations

Little or no restrictions

Minor restrictions

Some restrictions

Significant regulation

High regulation

Level of concern in the community

Calm

Uncertainty

Some concerns

Increased Anxiety/Concern

Fear

Incidence of cases at comparable institutions of higher education

Minimal incidence

Limited incidence

Moderate incidence

High incidence

Very high incidence


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.