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COVID-19 Past Protocols

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

  • Masks are optional for students and employees on campus.
  • If you don’t feel well, stay home.
  • Students who have any known COVID-19 symptoms should not come to campus. Please follow normal absence reporting procedures and notify your instructor.
  • Read more GRCC Protocols for Returning to Campus.

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control website.

After June 29, 2021 and implementing phase 5.1

As of June 29, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and MIOSHA has lifted COVID-19-related restrictions. As a result, GRCC is moving into Phase 5.1 of our Re-Opening and COVID-19 Response Plan.

What does this mean for GRCC's community?

As of Tuesday, June 29:

  1. The GRCC mask policy for all individuals is eliminated.
    • Masks are not required to wear on campus.
  2. Daily health screenings are not required for employees, students, visitors or guests to campus.
  3. Plexiglass barriers will remain in place as a precautionary safety measure.
  4. Facilities will begin to remove existing COVID signs over the weekend. We are developing new signs and messaging focusing on keeping the GRCC community healthy and well and encouraging the behaviors that we now know help reduce the spread of the virus – frequent hand washing, staying home when ill or not feeling well, distancing as feasible, wearing a mask if preferred, getting a vaccine to protect yourself and others!
  5. Many people may still be more comfortable with social distancing or continued mask wearing and they should continue to do so.

Read Phase 5.1 of GRCC's Re-Opening Plan

Before June 29, 2021 and phase 5.1

Required health screenings

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.

COVID-19 Protocols

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 (6/14 - 6/20) TOTAL SPRING/SUMMER 2021 TOTAL WINTER 2021 SEMESTER CONFIRMED CASES TOTAL FALL 2020 SEMESTER CONFIRMED
Students 0 7 47 107
Employees 0 2 17 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
  • 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.

What if ... ?

We're here to help you navigate!

As these scenarios arise during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make sure you feel confident in taking the necessary next steps.

If you're a student or employee and you've had any of the following:

  • A fever greater than 100F/37.8C or chills.
  • A severe cough that started or has gotten worse in the last 48 hours.
  • A screening or test for any of the above within the last 48 hours.
  • A positive COVID-19 test in the last 10 days.
  • Close contact with a confirmed or probably COVID-19 case.
  • Have had two or more of the other known symptoms, such as loss of taste or smell, headache, congestion, runny nose, sore throat, muscle aches, etc.

Do not come to campus. Students contact Student Affairs: (616) 234-3925. Employees contact  Kathy Kubiak: (616) 340-2810, cathykubiak@grcc.edu.

If you're a faculty member who:

  • Has a student come to class visibly ill OR
  • Has a student refuse to wear a face covering
  • Has a student refuse to complete the daily health screening

That student should be asked to leave. Contact Student Affairs: (616) 234-3925.

If you are a faculty member who:

  • Has a student who reports to you they have COVID-19 OR
  • Has a student who reports that they have been in close contact with a positive COVID-19 patient in the past 14 days

The student may not come to campus. Both faculty and student contact Student Affairs: (616) 234-3925.

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