Students wearing masks

Health and Safety

Practice 5

It is up to all of us to support the health and safety of our campus community. Do your part by “Practicing 5:”

  1. Complete your daily health screening using the #CampusClear This is also your first step in reporting COVID-19 symptoms or exposure; you cannot come to campus without completing and passing your #CampusClear screening!
  2. Wear a face covering. Face coverings that cover your nose and mouth are required indoors and outdoors when six feet of distance cannot be maintained.
  3. Practice social distancing. COVID-19 is spread easily from person to person, especially within close contact (six feet or less). Maintain a safe distance of six feet between yourself and anyone you do not live with.
  4. Wash your hands. Hand hygiene is critical to reducing your risk of contracting COVID-19.
  5. Be considerate of others. Safety measures are put in place to protect you and others. So, be mindful of the health and safety of your peers, and do the right thing.

Pledge to Practice 5 and receive a free SVSU face mask at this link!

University Policies for COVID-19

Saginaw Valley State University has established a number of policies and guidelines that members of the campus community must follow. These policies and guidelines are in line with directives from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Failure to adhere to these policies could result in disciplinary action.

Testing Flowcharts

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for Residential Students

Quarantine Guidance for Non-Residential Students

General Resources for the Campus Community

NEST Ambassadors

A team of your peers is ready to assist the campus community in adhering to health and safety guidelines and to provide critical information related to our COVID-19 response. These NEST ambassadors have been trained and specialize in the areas of health and safety, student experience and technology. Make sure to follow them on Facebook (SVSU NEST) and Instagram (@svsunest) for regular health and safety updates and campus events.

On-campus medical services

Students in need of medical attention may visit Covenant MedExpress located at 2970 Pierce Rd. (Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sun. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.).

Students who fail their daily health screening due to symptoms or exposure to COVID-19 may be directed to seek testing at this MedExpress location during limited hours - or at a testing site that is convenient for them - by the Covenant Health Hotline.

Always call 9-1-1 or visit the E.R. in a medical emergency!

Other medical and mental health resources

Covenant Health Hotline

  • Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • 989-583-3568

NEST Infoline

  • Monday- Friday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday & Sunday 10 am. - 6 p.m.
  • 989-964-2110

SVSU Counseling Center (click here for hours and information)

  • 989-964-7078

24-hour Emergency Mental Health Services

  • 989-792-9732


NEST Info Line
(989) 964-2110

Undergraduate Admissions
(989) 964-4200

Graduate Admissions
(989) 964-6096