Testing and Contact Tracing

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

If you are up-to-date on your vaccine, review information from the CDC for next steps

If you are not up-to-date, notify your faculty and/or supervisor. Utilize the CDC quarantine calculator. GVSU requires that you get tested immediately if you have symptoms and 5-7 days after the exposure.

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: housingcovid@gvsu.edu

Click here to view GVSU's 'next steps' flowchart

Testing Site Recommendations

  • Starting May 2, at-home COVID tests will be available for 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.
  • Free COVID Test near me
  • Your health care provider
  • Campus Health Center - availability information coming soon
  • Free at-home COVID tests can be ordered via U.S. Postal Service
  • Self Testing: Self-Testing Fast Facts

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).



Page last modified May 19, 2022