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Kent State's Current COVID-19 Response
Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We must all do what’s right to stop the spread of the virus in our community. As part of our ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our return to the Kent Campus will be managed in phases this spring to allow us to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community and best ensure the health and safety of all.
University Shares Important COVID-19 Updates on March 16
- The Portage County Combined General Health District will hold a mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Kent State Field House on Tuesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. , and continuing every Tuesday at the field house this spring.
- The clinics are open to anyone who lives in Portage County and who meets the state eligibility requirements for a vaccine. The health district expects to be able to administer 1,600 shots per day at these clinics. Registration is required and must be made through the county health district.
- The Ohio Department of Health approved University Health Services to become a COVID-19 vaccine provider. To date, however, University Health Services has not been notified if or when any vaccine will arrive for distribution at the DeWeese Health Center.
- With spring break approaching, it is important to note that the CDC still recommends against all travel unless absolutely necessary.
- Even after being fully vaccinated, it is important to continue to follow the Flashes Safe Eight principles for the safety of all in our community.
- Read the full email for additional information.
University's Plan for Spring Semester
- Spring semester courses are being delivered through both remote and in-person classes.
- Some in-person classes that require special equipment or interactions that cannot be delivered remotely began the semester in-person.
- Other classes designated to be delivered in-person for the spring semester began with remote instruction for the first two weeks and transitioned to in-person delivery beginning the third week (week of Feb. 1).
- We will move to fully remote instruction for the remaining weeks in the semester after Spring Break to reduce the amount of travel to and from campuses, which reduces the potential spread of the virus.
- We resumed residential living with mandatory COVID-19 testing for any student living in university housing upon move-in and throughout the semester, mandatory random screening testing of students registered for in-person classes or working on campus.
Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level
The Kent Campus resides in Portage County, and as such, must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties. Campuses may adjust operations when the state of Ohio COVID Risk Level status for their county is changed, including the addition of restrictions when the county risk level is raised, or the return to previous operations when the county risk level is lowered.