Kentucky State University is instituting a required daily, electronic COVID-19 self-screening process for its campus community to help reduce the risk of transmission. All campus visitors, vendors, and contractors will be subject to this process, and required to implement similar measures with their employees.

Personal responsibility will be critical to our success as a campus community. We expect those with access to Kentucky State campus to engage in practices that promote the health, safety, and wellbeing of the entire Kentucky State community.

In accordance with CDC business guideline recommendations, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky State is implementing a COVID-19 self-screening process for all employees returning to campus for work.  Each employee will complete and log their results daily.

  1. The Kentucky State campus community will have a daily temperature check and record results.
  2. Individuals will answer the following questions daily:

Screening Questions

    If no, please note that your temperature will be taken prior to gaining access to campus. If you do not have a temperature then you will report to Temporary Health Services, located at the Exum Center (old Campus Police office location) to complete the self-assessment process for entrance to campus. *Employees, vendors, and contractors should plan enough time to report to the Temporary Health Services location for screening and still arrive to their work location on time.
  • Do you have any of the following symptoms?
  • YesNo
    Fever (99.9°F or higher), or a sense of having a fever (shivering or chills)
    New cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition
    New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition
    New sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition
    New muscle aches (myalgias) that you cannot attribute to another health condition, or that may have been caused by a specific activity (such as physical exercise)
    Headache
    New loss of taste or smell

If you answer yes to any of the above questions, please notify your supervisor for further review.

  1. If your temperature is 99.9 F or greater, you will not be allowed on campus and advised to return home and contact your primary care physician for further screening.
  2. If you answer yes to any of the questions, you will not be able to access campus and must contact your immediate supervisor. The supervisor will review the question results and make recommendations for exclusion from campus and advise you to follow up with a primary care provider.
  3. If you answer no to all questions, you will be admitted to campus and encouraged to practice strong infection control practices to include:
    • Do not come to work when sick.
    • Wear a cloth face mask on campus at all times, to the greatest extent practicable.
    • Cover cough or sneeze with an elbow or tissue, then place tissue in trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Keep 6 feet between yourself and other people (social distancing).