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COVID-19 Campus Protocols

Before coming to campus

Wearing a face covering and completing a brief health assessment is required by our college policy before coming to campus. If you don't have a face covering, you can pick one up from Campus Police or Student Life!

Students

Before coming to campus, students are required to complete a health assessment through the Online Center or by downloading Rave Guardian in your mobile app store.

Employees

All employees are required to complete a health assessment through the Online Center before coming to campus.

College Guests

Please complete our paper assessment.

Spring Break Travel

Spring break begins next week and many people have travel plans. We want to provide some additional travel-related information:

  • Everyone traveling internationally is now required to provide proof of a negative COVID or proof of recovery from COVID-19 prior to returning to the United States. 
  • The CDC last week updated travel guidance that is more cautionary regarding post-travel recommendations. The state of Michigan currently does not have travel-related restrictions. 
  • GRCC will continue to work with state and local authorities and is monitoring CDC recommendations. At this time, GRCC is not requiring post-travel quarantine.
  • If you are planning travel, please continue to exercise caution and practice the behaviors known to reduce the spread of the virus. This is especially important to reduce the spread of the B117 variant. 
  • In order to keep our GRCC community safe, our safety protocols are more important than ever.  We must continue to:
    • Complete the daily health screening – If you don’t feel well or develop ANY type of symptoms, please do not come to campus.
    • Adhere to our face-covering policy and wear them properly.
    • Maintain strict social distancing.

Continue hand-washing and hygiene behavior.

We want to assure that our second seven-week session is as successfully safe as the first!  Be Smart.  Be Safe!

COVID-19 Reporting

GRCC is reporting confirmed cases within the active employee and registered student populations for individuals who have physically been on any GRCC property within the past 14 days.

These numbers will differ from numbers reported by the Kent County Health Department due to reporting time frames and because they report ALL students, including those who have not been on the GRCC campus. They define an "outbreak" as two cases within a week.

 

Demographic Confirmed Cases (2/15-2/21) Total Winter 2021 Semester Confirmed Cases Total Fall 2020 Semester Confirmed
Students 1 5 107
Employees 0 9 29

Student information

Employee information

Safety protocol for employees returning to campus

  • Daily health and symptom screening are required through the Online Center.
  • Face coverings will be required of all employees when in public areas (hallways, restrooms, shared spaces, etc.)
  • Face coverings and work surface cleaning supplies will be delivered to the areas where personnel have been approved to work.

If you have specific questions regarding returning to campus, please email the team at: covidresponseteam@grcc.edu.

If you have questions or concerns of a personal nature regarding returning to campus, please direct those questions to Human Resources.

GRCC's reopening and cleaning protocols

Campus Building Hours

See our revised building hours.

COVID-19 Response Team

The GRCC COVID Response Team has been established to assist with the coordination, logistics, recommendations and communications regarding all things COVID related and our return to campus operations.

Members of the GRCC COVID Response Team are:

  • Misty McClure Anderson – Executive Deputy to the President and Board Liaison
  • Kimberly DeVries – Director of Equal Opportunity Compliance
  • Kelli Fedder – Faculty
  • Vicki Janowiak – Executive Director, Operational Planning
  • Theresa Kent-Williams – Administrative Assistant to VP for Finance & Administration
  • Cathy Kubiak – Executive Director, Human Resources
  • Amy Mansfield – Dean, School of Workforce Development
  • Kurt Meinders – IT Customer Support Director
  • Eric Mullen – Dean, Student Success and Retention
  • David Murray – Communications Director
  • Todd Tiano – Faculty
  • Jim Vandokkumburg – Executive Director, Facilities
  • Rebecca Whitman – Chief, GRCC Police
  • Grant Snider, Associate Dean SAS
  • Sandy Gregory, APSS

The COVID Response team recommended an update to the Phased Return to Campus plan to reflect changes allowed under Exec Order 2020-77 and the Provost’s decision to allow certain School of Workforce Development and Job Training programs that were suspended during winter 2020 to complete during summer 2020.

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