Symptoms, Exposure, & Testing

The CDC issued an update on 8/11/2022.   As a result, GVSU's 'next steps' flowchart has been removed.  Please note the CDC quarantine calculator is also being updated.

More info can be found here: Isolation and Precautions for People with COVID-19 | CDC

What should I do if I have symptoms of COVID-19?
Stay home, isolate and/or mask around others, get tested notify your faculty and/or supervisor.

What do I do if I test positive for COVID-19?

Grand Valley State University continues to endorse  CDC guidelines. However, we also ask that students follow-up with the campus health center and/or their local primary care provider. GVSU is no longer sending out emails to faculty when students test positive for COVID-19. Instead, we ask that students communicate their status to their professors and work with them to make a plan for classwork. We also recommended isolating in place or traveling home when possible.

Here is a link for more resources on campus: 

What should I do if I have been exposed to COVID-19?

If you are EXPOSED to COVID-19 (regardless of vaccination status).  No quarantine is required unless you develop symptoms.  Stay home if you have symptoms or feel sick.  This is the same for people who tested positive within the past 90 days.  Test 5 days after exposure, or sooner if you have symptoms.

Take action if you're exposed to COVID-19

Testing Site Recommendations

Testing Options 

Contact Tracing

GVSU will no longer conduct their own contact tracing. If contact tracing needs to be done it will be done in partnership with Kent and/or Ottawa County Health Departments.

Page last modified September 11, 2023