What Meadows Crossing Is Doing to Fight COVID
We have been very proactive since the beginning of the pandemic, taking advantage of newly available technology to sanitize surfaces in our common spaces. We have electrostatically sprayed each of our amenity areas with MicrobeCare, a hospital grade disinfectant that chemically bonds to all surfaces and quickly kills viruses and microbes. MicrobeCare is a patented antimicrobial solution that is registered with the EPA. Once applied, it continues to kill bacteria and viruses for years into the future.
We have also installed state-of-the-art air purification technology in each of our indoor amenities, including the Leasing Office, Package Center, Study Center, Tanning Center, Rec Room, and Fitness Center as well as all common areas. This technology involves the use of ionic purification equipment in our heating and cooling systems to disinfect the air by killing all viruses and microbes. This is crucial for fighting an airborne virus.
We are monitoring all protocols from GVSU and the State of Michigan, and we will implement any that they mandate on our property. We encourage residents to mask up, get vaccinated, and take advantage of the newly available boosters.
What GVSU Is Doing to Fight COVID
GVSU requires that students and employees be fully vaccinated against COVID, unless they have been approved for an exemption. They also must complete an online self-assessment every day they are on campus. In addition, to be anywhere indoors on campus, all students, faculty, staff, and visitors must wear a face covering that covers both the mouth and nose. Testing for COVID has been ongoing throughout this year.
Grand Valley has a Virus Action Team (VAT) that is available to answer any questions students or parents may have about their COVID safety policies.
What GVSU Students Can Do To Protect Themselves
In addition to the above precautions, we encourage students to be smart in protecting their own health. This would include following CDC guidelines on masking, hand washing, and social distancing. More general advice to eat right, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, maintain good hygiene, and regulate stress is always helpful for getting through cold and flu seasons.
By staying the course and following the above recommendations, we believe that we can beat the COVID pandemic and keep ourselves healthy over the winter and into 2022. If you have any questions about the measures we have taken or how we communicate with GVSU or our residents, do not hesitate to contact us. Our staff cares about our students here. We want them to remain healthy and enjoy a great year here at Grand Valley.