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March 12, 2020

SVSU update on coronavirus and large gatherings

Rendering of Coronavirus COVID-19

Dear campus community,

We have updated information to share with you regarding SVSU’s response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

Effective immediately, we are canceling all large gatherings of 50 or more people through Sunday, April 19. This includes all public events and any classes that include 50 or more students. Students in such classes should contact their instructor for any special instructions. Registered Student Organizations or other groups that would typically draw 50 or more people should make alternate arrangements.

We have no home contests for SVSU Athletics this weekend. Our varsity teams who are scheduled to travel will do so, unless they receive guidance from the host institution advising them not to travel. We will work with those institutions on any special instructions, such as limiting spectators. Our Athletics Department is coordinating athletics activities with our conference and the NCAA to assure that appropriate measures are in place to protect participants and spectators.

Our Campus Dining locations are implementing changes, such as new seating configurations to reduce communal dining, and the removal of certain menu items and/or food stations. Dining services will remain open; they encourage people to download and use the GrubHub app for ordering from retail facilities.

We expect to share additional information later today, but we wanted to share the news of canceling large gatherings without delay.


Donald J. Bachand, President