Grand Valley State University students ordered to stay home for two weeks due to COVID-19

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich.—The Ottawa County Department of Public Health issued a “Stay in Place” order for all Grand Valley State University students living and studying in Allendale Township to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the school said on its website.

The two-week order starts September 17 and lasts through October 1.

Students are ordered to stay in their on-campus or off-campus housing except to attend class, utilize food services, obtain groceries, medicine and medical care, for worship and religious practices, intercollegiate medically supervised athletic practices, or for employment.

The order also mandates that students were a face mask at all times, indoors and outdoors, if in public both on and off campus.

A total of 766 cases have been confirmed in the Grand Valley State University community since August 1, according to the school’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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