GVSU COVID-19 Data Dashboard

This dashboard is updated weekdays in the afternoon*.

Last update was Friday, February 26, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Grand Valley is committed to transparency in the testing and trends of the virus within our entire community of faculty, staff, and students – including those who live on and off campus. Cases shown in the charts below include data obtained from: reports on self-assessment, notifications from the Ottawa and Kent County Health Departments, and the GVSU testing program.

Daily Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the GVSU Community


Current Active and Cumulative Cases in the GVSU Community (Population ~28,000)

Current Active Cases Faculty Cases Staff Cases On-Campus Students Off-Campus (Ottawa) Off-Campus (Kent) Off-Campus (other) Current GVSU population % positive 7-day Average of New Cases
24 1 3 3 7 9 1 0.09 2.71

"Current active cases" is the count of positive cases reported to the Virus Action Team over the past ten days.  This is an estimate of those currently in isolation, assuming a ten day symptomatic period following the reporting of a positive test result. Actual periods of isolation are specific to the individual and determined by the county health department.

A total of 2,382 cases have been confirmed in the GV community since August 1st, including 53 Faculty members, 118 Staff, 369 on-campus students, 1,270 off-campus students in Ottawa County, 432 off-campus students in Kent County, and 140 students in other/unknown counties. As late case reports are received, these numbers may be adjusted.

On-campus Q&I Beds (02/26) --- Updated Tu/Fr


Historical Trend of Cases in the GVSU community


GVSU Testing Program

Testing Category Total # of Tests Total # Positive Cumulative Positivity Rate (%) Total Tests (last 7 days) Positivity Rate (%, last 7 days)
GV Surveillance 52858 456 0.86 3766 0.11
GV Total 55315 812 1.47 3791 0.21


Note: Erroneous positivity peaks --- due to the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks, when no surveillance testing was performed --- have been truncated to aid display.


"GV Surveillance" data are based on invitations to various groups: (1) regular (weekly or bi-weekly) testing of groups such as resident assistants and faculty teaching face-to-face courses; (2) students in specific residence halls or apartment complexes, on a multi-week rotation; (3) targeted testing of specific groups in a given week due to current COVID conditions; and (4) students and staff chosen randomly each week.  About 1 in 7 students who are attending at least one course on campus are invited each week.  More details are available about the GV testing program.  "GV Total" includes surveillance testing plus all symptomatic/exposure tests administered on campus by Spectrum Health. The GV testing program began on August 21, 2020.

COVID-19 Vaccinations in the GVSU Community

The Virus Action Team is working with regional and state health authorities and the West Michigan COVID-19 Vaccine Collaborative to set up a vaccination program for the GVSU community. As details are finalized, information will be sent to the community via email and posted on the new vaccine webpage on Lakers Together, where you can find COVID-19 vaccination information from the CDC and the State of Michigan. See also the COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics for West Michigan, below.

Although Grand Valley has not yet received any vaccine doses, community members have begun reporting vaccinations on their self-assessment, due to their professional role or membership in a high priority group.



GVSU Cases in Ottawa and Kent Counties



Data from the Ottawa County and Kent County COVID-19 dashboards.

COVID-19 Hospital Statistics in West Michigan (Region 6)


Data from the MDHHS COVID-19 Metrics website and its archived versions.

Approximate prior peak values (from mid-May 2020): In-patient Total, 140; ICU Patients, 55; Ventilated, 30; ER Visits, 125.

COVID-19 Vaccination Statistics in West Michigan (Region 6)


Cumulative Vaccines Doses Distributed in Region 6 as of 24 Feb 2021: Pfizer 208,650; Moderna 133,100; Other 0.

Cumulative Vaccines Doses Administered in Region 6 as of 24 Feb 2021: 333,623 (equivalent to 11.1% of population with two doses)

Data taken from the Michigan.gov COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard. Plotted is the number of vaccines distributed/shipped to Region 6 Enrolled Providers, not doses actually administered. Region 6 includes the counties: Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Ionia, Montcalm, Newaygo, Clare, Isabella, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Oceana, and Osceola. The region is served by 22 hospitals and has a population of approximately 1.5 million (with 655k in Kent, 290k in Ottawa, 175k in Muskegon).



Grand Valley's Alert Level is based on a number of different considerations and factors. A full breakdown of alert level considerations and indicators is available, as well as the current status of our indicators.

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). For personal health questions, call the 24/7 GVSU COVID Health Line (833) 734-0020.

Overview of data collected and monitored

For our tracking and reporting efforts, the Virus Action Team vigorously monitors data on COVID-19 at the campus, regional, state, and national levels.

Campus Level

  • All students, faculty and staff are expected to complete the daily self assessment, including weekends.  The assessment is required for those coming to campus.
  • We conduct regular and randomized testing of selected campus populations, and provide access to symptomatic/exposure testing through Spectrum Health.
  • We track the number of individuals in the GV community who are in quarantine or isolation (on and off campus), and the availability of on-campus Q&I rooms.

Regional/State Level

National Level

Archived versions of the GVSU Data Dashboard

* --- GVSU's Data Dashboard is rated A+ by the We Rate COVID Dashboards team (one of 7 colleges and universities nationwide to have an A+ or A++ rating).