Amended: October 9, 2020
Limiting face-to-face interactions is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19. At Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU), we aim to do this in multiple ways, including the limitation of non-essential visitors, volunteers and activities involving external groups or organizations. Virtual interaction and programming is encouraged, especially where visitors are involved.
Visitors are defined as non-SVSU students, faculty and/or staff.
This policy supports compliance with SVSU’s NEST polices and guidelines and current guidelines from federal, state-wide and local health agencies.
Visitors are not permitted to enter SVSU’s indoor facilities, including:
Limited exceptions to this policy include:
Visitors to outdoor spaces other than areas to the west and north of the nonmotorized pathways on the west and north sides of campus must register with The Conference Center so the University can maintain an understanding of the scale of visitors accessing campus and to provide safety information. Visitors who wish to engage in Expressive Activities must comply with the Expressive Activity Policy.
See map to view campus areas for which this policy applies.
Proposed activities and events must be scheduled through The Conference Center in accordance with the COVID-19 Conference Center Scheduling Policy.
All visitors must abide by the University’s COVID-19 policies, found at this site: https://www.svsu.edu/nestplan/policiesguidelines/. This includes the University’s face covering, social distancing and daily screening policies.
Visitors will use the CampusClear app to complete a health screening assessment before coming to campus. The directions are available at https://www.svsu.edu/nestplan/sharedresponsibility/campusclear/ All other University policies and procedures remain in effect, whether or not specifically referenced in this COVID-19 – related policy.
Individuals are encouraged to call the NEST information line (989-964-2110) to report concerns about visitors; from there a referral will be made to an appropriate administrative official for investigation.
NEST Info Line