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?

Stay home, isolate, and notify your faculty and/or supervisor AND any close contacts. If you live on-campus notify GVSU Housing: [email protected]

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

Self Tests: COVID tests are available for Campus Community Members and Student Residents

  • Campus Community Members (one test will be given per person) at the Kirkhof Center 20/20 Desk, Eberhard Center parking window, College of Health Professions Dean's Office (400 CHS) and Kirkhof College of Nursing Dean's Office (410 DCIH) on the Health Campus. 
  • Student Residents at the South Campus Residential Desk at the Blue Connection and at the North Campus Residential Desk at Holton-Hooker.  Both locations are open from 8am - 8pm on weekdays and 10am - 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.    

Other Options:


Contact Tracing

GVSU will no longer conduct their own contact tracing. If you test positive for COVID-19 it is your responsibility to notify any close contacts (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period).  This is regardless of whether a mask is worn or whether the contact is fully vaccinated.  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 9, 2022