Kentucky State campus community members have no known cases of COVID-19 at this time.
- Kentucky State officials have suspended in-person classes until April 13.
- Classes are canceled from Monday, March 16 through Sunday, March 22 so faculty and staff can prepare for remote delivery of course instruction.
- Classes will resume remotely Monday, March 23. Students will hear directly from their respective professors soon about how to prepare for class.
- Students should not return to campus if at all possible. Housing will be made available for students with appropriate circumstances.
- The dining center is closed in order to prevent crowds larger than recommended by the Center for Disease Control. Meals will be provided twice per day from the Underwood Cafeteria in the Carl M. Hill Student Center. Lunch will be available from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and dinner will be available from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Students can pick up a meal during those times and return to their rooms to eat; no meals may be eaten inside the cafeteria.
- Non-essential employees are highly encouraged to telecommute until April 13.
- The campus will not host any formal on-campus assemblies and convocations prior to April 13, 2020.
- Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, access to Kentucky State University buildings are closed to the public. Only essential staff with a valid Kentucky State ID may enter University buildings. This decision by Kentucky State University aligns with our goal to reduce the number of interactions on campus, slow the rate of transmission, and protect and care for the wellbeing of our campus community.
- The campus will also suspend participation in spring intercollegiate and/or intramural athletic competitions prior to April 13, 2020.
KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT COVID-19
This virus, which has caused an outbreak of respiratory disease, was first detected in China and is rapidly spreading worldwide. In the United States, most states have reported cases.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold or more severe illnesses. The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China had not been previously detected in humans or animals and much is still unknown about it. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Individuals who have these symptoms and who have traveled to places with community spread of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to onset of their symptoms, or who have been exposed to an individual with known COVID-19 in the 14 days before developing symptoms should contact their health care provider prior to seeking care. If you are a student and you believe you have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, please call Health Services (502)597-6271 or your primary health care provider in advance of your appointment.