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GRCC sees it’s first spike in COVID-19 cases in the student population

Grand Rapids Community College students walking on campus on the first day of the 2020 fall semester. (Sabrina Edwards/ The Collegiate)

By Sabrina Edwards

Grand Rapids Community College has seen an increase in student population COVID-19 cases within the past week. Other schools around the state are also dealing with increased cases, with some athletic programs being impacted by the virus.

GRCC reported 12 student cases during the week of Sept. 21-27. The total case count as of last week was 18 students and one faculty member.

Saginaw Valley State University has canceled team activities for all of the athletic programs after multiple athletes contracted COVID from an off-campus party. The school reported 20 cases linked to the party.

Michigan State University surpassed Grand Valley State University in COVID cases. MSU has doubled the number of cases over the past week. The school is now at 1,295 total cases. MSU now has the most cases at a university in Michigan.

This week GVSU has 922 total cases linked to the campus. GVSU reported 143 active cases, 29 of them being on-campus while 79 are off-campus. The stay at home order impacting the college will be lifted on Thursday Oct. 1. The school has seen a decrease in daily cases reported.

Western Michigan University currently has growing numbers on their campuses. They currently are ranked third-highest for cases on campus with 452 total cases.