By Breegan Petruska
On June 17, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that all Michigan COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted on June 22, nine days earlier than the previously announced July 1 date. For Grand Rapids Community College, this means another reevaluation of current COVID-19 protocols.
GRCC administrators announced Monday that the college’s current protocols will remain in place until further guidance from state authorities.
“We know there is much discussion in our community and state about easing the pandemic health and safety protocols,” wrote Dave Murray, GRCC’s Communications Director in an email to GRCC staff on Monday. “GRCC’s current protocols – such as wearing face coverings if unvaccinated, daily health screenings and social distancing — will remain in place through this week. We are awaiting guidance from state authorities, and expect to have additional information to share by the end of the week.”