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.
Members of the Campus Community,
With statewide COVID-19 restrictions set to expire and case counts and positivity rates in rapid decline, we are adapting our policies at SVSU.
Starting Wednesday, June 23, we will not require masks to be worn indoors. However, we strongly recommend those who are unvaccinated to continue to wear masks indoors to protect their health and the health of the campus community. We also strongly encourage members of the campus community to get vaccinated, as this is the most effective way to minimize the impact of COVID-19.
However, we will continue to require masks in classrooms and labs for the remainder of the spring term to continue the learning environment that has been in place. The spring term concludes Saturday, June 26.
Beginning Monday, June 28, masks will not be required in classrooms and labs, and all indoor capacity restrictions will be lifted.
Several important health and safety protocols will continue, including:
We understand some individuals may be fully vaccinated and still uncomfortable in certain settings. In those situations, individuals may choose to wear a mask for additional protection.
We have had no reported cases of COVID-19 among our campus community during the month of June. I want to thank everyone who has worked so diligently to implement and follow our NEST guidelines over the past 15 months. We have done an admirable job of caring about one another’s health and well-being; that will continue because that is who we are.
Donald J. Bachand, President
REQUIRED daily health self-screening for anyone coming to campus.
As part of the NEST Plan, all staff, faculty, students who need to physically be on campus or in SVSU residences, will be required to complete a brief, online assessment of symptoms and exposure risk prior to entering campus.
The primary emphasis of the SVSU experience has always been, and will always be, on student success.
NEST Info Line