GVSU COVID-19 Data Dashboard

This dashboard is updated weekdays.

Last update was Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 9:00 a.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.


Note: Data may be truncated or improperly displayed on mobile devices.

Daily Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in the GVSU Community (Last 10 Days)


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 Daily Case Reports
91 5 12 12 32 26 4 0.33 7.43

"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 3,920 cases have been confirmed in the GV community since August 1, 2020, including 96 Faculty members, 219 Staff, 578 on-campus students, 2,025 off-campus students in Ottawa County, 800 off-campus students in Kent County, and 202 students in other/unknown counties. As late case reports are received, these numbers may be adjusted.

On-campus Q&I Beds (10/19) --- Updated Tu/Fr


COVID-19 Vaccination of the 2021-2022 GV Community

All students, faculty, and staff are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by September 30th.

Reaching "herd immunity" and minimal virus transmission in our community will likely require a vaccination rate around 80%. However, the delta variant, which is more transmissible than prior variants, could raise this threshold.

Once you have received a vaccine dose, please report it on your daily self-assessment.




Individuals who have reported one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine on their self-assessment are counted as "Vaccinated", while those who have reported receiving a single-dose vaccine or completed a two-dose regimen are counted as "Fully Vaccinated".  Percentages are calculated with respect to the total number of individuals currently enrolled/employed for the Fall 2021 semester. 

Historical Trend of Cases in the GVSU community


Last six months of data displayed. For earlier data, see the archived 2020-2021 GVSU Data Dashboard.

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 94472 723 0.77 1215 1.32
GV Total 101364 1412 1.39 1512 1.98


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.

GVSU Cases in Ottawa and Kent Counties



Data from the Ottawa County and Kent County COVID-19 dashboards. Last six months of data displayed. For earlier data, see the archived 2020-2021 GVSU Data Dashboard.

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


Data from the MDHHS COVID-19 Metrics website and its archived versions. Note: dates are missing on horizontal axis, making it non-linear.

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)


Data taken from the Michigan.gov COVID-19 Vaccine DashboardRegion 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

F2020-W2021 Data Dashboard Graphs and Data

Archived versions of the GVSU Data Dashboard (Internet Archive "Wayback Machine")

* --- GVSU's Data Dashboard is rated A by the We Rate COVID Dashboards team.