WHAT HEALTH PRECAUTIONS CAN I TAKE?
We continue to encourage members of the University community to take precautions and exercise good health practices.
- Practice social distancing. Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick. Do not attend class or work.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. The university is engaging in enhanced cleaning of common areas.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Hand sanitizer is readily available for use in common spaces across campus for your health and convenience.
WHAT IF I FEEL SICK?
If you feel sick, stay home and seek health care services.
Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you have recently traveled to a country with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and are experiencing these symptoms, please contact your health care provider and the Betty White Health Center. Do not visit your provider until you have first contacted them, as they may need to make special arrangements for your visit.
WILL KENTUCKY STATE CANCEL CLASSES OR CLOSE CAMPUS?
- Pursuant to the guidance of our state and federal leaders, Kentucky State will continue to operate under restricted access. Classes will continue under remote, modified instruction for the remainder of the semester as approved by SACSCOC. Again, there will be no face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020 academic semester.
- The campus will not host any formal on-campus assemblies and convocations for the remainder of the spring 2020 academic semester. Regarding Spring 2020 Commencement Convocation, the University remains optimistic that the curve will flatten, and we will welcome students and families back to campus to celebrate this hard-earned achievement. The campus community will be notified via official University channels should changes to commencement occur.
- The campus will also suspend participation in spring intercollegiate and/or intramural athletic competitions for the remainder of the spring 2020 academic semester.
Please monitor this website, www.kysu.edu/covid19, for additional information.
WHAT SHOULD PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS KNOW?
If campus operations are disrupted, anyone who has registered for a visit, tour or other admissions event will be notified.
For health-related questions, contact Betty White Health Center at (502) 597-6277.
For academic-related questions, students should contact their instructors, and faculty should contact their dean.
For general student-related questions, contact Dr. Pernella Deams at (502) 597-6283 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions related to student organizations and other activities, contact Katianna Yates at (502) 597-6785 or email@example.com.
For staff questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at (502) 597-6667 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information technology questions, contact the IT Help Desk at email@example.com.
For campus facilities questions, contact Paul Cable at (502) 597-6429 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For health, safety and environmental questions, contact Eric Robinson at (502) 597-6646 or email@example.com.
For student account questions, contact the Office of the Bursar at (502) 597-6278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For campus safety and security questions, contact Chief Barbara Hayes at (502) 597-6878 or email@example.com.
For questions related to novel coronavirus, email COVID19@kysu.edu.