Self-Assessment

  • Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
  • Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
  • Visitors to campus must complete the self-assessment prior to arrival.

While not required off-campus, it is expected that all members of the GVSU community will complete the self-assessment daily, whether on campus or not, to support efforts to protect the health of the community. It is strongly suggested that the self-assessment be completed before noon.

Details of the fall 2020 semester incentive program are available on the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships web site.  In addition, a "view self-assessment submissions" feature has been added when you log in to the self-assessment.

More information below:

Image of the self-assessment form on a laptop computer screen


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


Self-Assessment FAQ

  • To collect daily information about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, in order to promote public health and make sound decisions.  (For example, if there is a spike in employees reporting symptoms on Saturday, it will be critical for the Virus Action Team to know this information, and to know before Monday.)
  • To support individuals in the GVSU community to get care if experience symptoms or exposure to others who are infected.  (Those who get the red “X” will be directed to contact the GVSU COVID Resource Center at 833-734-0020 OR log into the Spectrum Health MyChart app to complete a 2nd level screening to determine if they need to be tested for COVID-19.  Spectrum Health will contact individuals who do not call the resource center or conduct the screening.)
  • To allow us to evaluate this data against actionable benchmarks.  (Have we reached relevant benchmarks that will lead to adjusting university plans?
  • For employees, a daily self-assessment is required in an executive order from Governor Whitmer (EO 2020-161):
    • "All businesses or operations that require their employees to leave the homes or residences for work must, at a minimum ...  conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19.“
  • Employees must complete a self-assessment on any day they are working on campus.
  • Students coming to campus for class or work must complete a self-assessment before coming to campus.
  • While not required while off-campus, it is expected that all members of the GVSU community will complete the self-assessment daily to support efforts to protect the health of the community. It is strongly suggested that the self-assessment be completed before noon.

The screen with the red “X” will provide next steps and resources depending upon the reason for not passing the assessment. Individuals who report symptoms that may be related to COVID-19, or an exposure will be directed to contact the GVSU COVID Resource Center at 833-734-0020 OR log into the Spectrum Health MyChart app to complete a 2nd level screening to determine if they need to be tested for COVID-19.  Spectrum Health will contact individuals who do not call the resource center or conduct the screening.

On August 12, the data disclosure statement in the self-assessment was updated with current information:

  • As a part of the individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, individuals are required to conduct a daily check and self-report using an app provided by the University.
  • The data is for the purpose of campus health and safety.
  • The data will not be commingled with personnel or student records and shall not be used for any health plan purposes.
  • Data is stored in a secure manner, and accessible only by staff responsible to review self-assessments and related processes.
  • Positive test results will be shared with GVSU Human Resources, Supervisors, Student Affairs and Faculty on a need to know basis to facilitate academic support, continuity of operations and contact tracing.
  • Also, the law requires it be shared with the local health department.
  • For purposes of contact tracing, names will not be provided when alerting others who may have come in contact with the individual who has reported symptoms or a positive test.
  • In addition, GVSU will provide self-assessment data to Spectrum Health who has been contracted by the university to operate a COVID-19 Resource Center for the purposes of education, clinical necessary COVID-19 testing, and monitoring symptom progression for individuals in quarantine and isolation.

The language was changed as we updated our processes with Spectrum Health and the sharing of COVID-19 medical records.  The new language moves any consent to share records from the self-assessment to Spectrum Health.  Here is the new language:

Working with Spectrum Health allows GVSU to have a comprehensive response to COVID-19 in an effort to keep our students, faculty, and staff healthy. If and when you seek a clinical assessment with Spectrum Health, you will be asked to identify yourself as a current GVSU student, faculty, or staff and will be asked to give consent for Spectrum Health to share your medical records related to COVID-19 with GVSU. It is your choice. GVSU and Spectrum Health value your privacy. You are encouraged to consent to this sharing as it will allow GVSU to have an effective response to COVID-19 and to do its best to protect its students, faculty, and staff.

HIPAA stands for the “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996”.  Technically, it provides safeguards for protected health information that is in the possession of health care providers.  It does not apply to employers acting in their capacity as employers. 

More information about HIPAA and employers is available.

 


Rationale for the Daily Self-Assessment

Creating a safer environment is a shared responsibility among all who come to GVSU and its off-campus partners. The university is encouraging personal responsibility by providing education, supplies, and resources to assist individuals in following public health guidance and university policy. As part of our work toward a safe environment, the daily self-assessment (accessed by smartphone, tablet or computer) is available for faculty, staff and students. This is required for anyone coming to campus. To assist in monitoring the health of the community in real-time, it is expected that members of the GVSU community will also complete the self-assessment on days that they are not on campus.

The daily self-assessment is simple and quick to complete. It is the primary means for the Virus Action Team to collect daily information – including on weekends – about how the virus is affecting the GVSU community, minimize its spread, promote public health and make sound decisions. For example, if there is a spike in employees reporting symptoms on Saturday, it will be critical for the Virus Action Team to know this information, and to know before Monday.


Details on the Self-Assessment Form and Process

You will be asked on the self-assessment whether you are experiencing (new or worsening) specific symptoms that are known to be related to COVID-19. You will also be asked if you have been exposed (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) to an individual known to be infected. In these cases you will be asked to stay home until you have been assessed by a health care professional. You will receive instructions on how to contact Spectrum Health, and they will automatically follow-up with anyone who is experience symptoms or has been exposed. Spectrum Health will provide options for testing, and will provide check-ins following positive tests.

Some other questions asked on the self-assessment are:

  • Have you recently been tested for COVID-19, and what was the result?
  • Will you be at a GVSU location today?
  • Have you recently traveled out of state?

Add a shortcut to your phone

iPhone/iOS

  1. Navigate to the self-assessment login screen and load that page
  2. Tap the share button (square with arrow point up) at the bottom of the screen
  3. Scroll down and tap “Add to Home Screen”
  4. Adjust the bookmark name if needed and then tap “Add” at the top right

Android

  1. Navigate to the self-assessment login screen and load that page
  2. Tap on the 3-dots icon from the upper-right corner to access the menu
  3. Tap on the option labeled as “Add shortcut to Home screen”