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Kent State's Current Phase in the Reopening Plan

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Sept. 17, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced a COVID-19 Risk Level 3 Red status for Portage County, as communicated by the Office of the Provost. The Kent Campus resides in Portage County, and as such, must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties at a COVID-19 Risk Level 3 status. We have anticipated and planned for a change in COVID-19 Risk Level status, and we are prepared to take the necessary measures to ensure the safety of our campus and community. In keeping with our university’s reopening plan and with the state's guidance for counties at a Level 3 Risk Level, we are implementing several changes in our Kent Campus operating procedures in order to decrease in-person interactions with others and limit gatherings. Find information in the email notification, which has been posted online, or in our FAQs.

Please note, these changes do not affect in-person classes. The delivery mode of all in-person courses remains the same unless your instructor tells you differently.

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. 

We will continue to work to slow transmission of the virus. Consistent with recommendations from state and local health authorities, it is imperative that everyone follow the Flashes Safe Seven on and off campus, wear a face covering at all times, avoid large gatherings and limit in-person contact with others as we continue in:

Phase 4: Aug. 27-Dec. 20

  • Students – Students on campus for fall semester classes. In-person and remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20.
    • Fall Break will be eliminated.
    • No classes will be held Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
    • Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be held via remote instruction only.
    • Information about moving out of residence halls will be forthcoming.
  • Academics – Fall semester classes in session. In-person and remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20.
    • Fall Break will be eliminated.
    • No classes will be held Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
    • Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be held via remote instruction only.
  • Employees – Employees needed to maintain campus operations. Faculty and staff necessary for on-campus operations and student support. Student workers on campus.
  • Research and Creative Activities – Researchers/Artists whose Request to Return to Research form has been approved by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Athletics – Continue phased return to athletic activities. However, MAC university presidents, voted to postpone all scheduled fall contests, as well as MAC championships, due to continuing concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
  • Events/Student Activities – Select events in accordance with state guidelines and the Flashes Safe Seven. Virtual events ongoing; check the Event Calendar.
  • Visitors – Must follow state guidelines, wear cloth face covering and maintain physical distance. Those experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should not visit campus. Scheduled campus tours.
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    If emergency conditions should cause disruption to university operations, this guide will help you continue to provide uninterrupted service.

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Flashes Forge Ahead

Kent State is providing the research, experts and resources to help the fight against COVID-19 as the Kent State community and the world continue to move forward during this unique time.

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