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“New Expectations for a Safer TODAY” — NEST

In response to potential COVID-19 disruptions, SVSU developed the Cardinal NEST Plan, which offers us the flexibility to adapt to changing demands for your health and safety — today and tomorrow, in classrooms and dining halls, and among friends and faculty alike.

Mask Requirements

Effective SPRING TERM: Monday, May 9, 2022

Masks will NO LONGER BE REQUIRED in any campus setting, including classes and labs. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so, and we all should be respectful of our colleagues and classmates.

We will continue to monitor health conditions and remain in regular communication with Covenant HealthCare and others, and we are prepared to make additional adjustments, as necessary.

COVID-19 Booster Status

We encourage everyone who is vaccinated to get their booster shot as soon as they are eligible. Students, faculty and staff can upload their proof of a booster shot below.

Report Your COVID-19 Booster Status


If you need to submit your primary COVID-19 Vaccination / Testing Status, please use one of these links: STUDENTS or FACULTY & STAFF

COVID-19 Testing

We continue to strongly encourage testing for unvaccinated individuals, but it is not required.

Testing requirements will remain in effect where necessary, such as for NCAA student-athletes and Athletics staff, students with clinical placements, and the like.

Quarantine/Isolation Update

The Saginaw County Health Department has updated its guidance for the quarantine period for individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are exposed to COVID-19. We are revising our policies and procedures accordingly, effective Monday, Jan. 10.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • You must isolate for at least 5 days and notify If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving (no fever for 24 hours) after 5 days, you may return to campus -- upon receiving notice from SVSU’s contact tracing team -- and adhere to strict mask usage for an additional 5 days.

If you are exposed to COVID-19, you should continue to strictly mask, but you do not need to quarantine if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have received a booster shot
  • Received your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the past 5 months
  • Received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the past 2 months
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 90 days

If you are exposed to COVID-19 and do not meet the above criteria:

  • You must quarantine for at least 5 days.
  • If you develop symptoms, call the Covenant Hotline at 989-583-3568.
  • If you do not develop symptoms, you may return to campus -- upon receiving notice from SVSU’s contact tracing team -- and continue to follow SVSU’s mask requirements.

Get the NEST App

Stay updated on the latest NEST information by using our NEST App (offered through Guidebook).

Access NEST information, links and resources in one convenient location!

  • COVID-19 vaccination and testing events on campus
  • schedule your appointment for testing
  • contact the Covenant hotline
  • contact information for mental health assistance
  • upload your vaccination information

Download the App

COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard
Ask a Question

Call the NEST Info Line:
(989) 964-2110

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


For more information about COVID-19 visit the CDC and the State of Michigan COVID Information page for more information about COVID-19.

Donald Bachand Portrait

The primary emphasis of the SVSU experience has always been, and will always be, on student success.

— Donald J. Bachand

Stay Informed, Stay Engaged, Stay Safe

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NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096