- Always wear your face covering.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Clean and sanitize.
- Stay at least 6 feet apart.
- Monitor your health every day.
- Have questions? Reach out.
- Flashes take care of Flashes.
Kent State will provide students with two washable face coverings. Individuals may have special circumstances that prevent them from wearing a face covering. Those individuals must submit a Pandemic Adjustment Request Accommodation Form.
All students taking face-to-face classes or working or visiting a Kent State University campus will receive a Flashes Take Care of Flashes Welcome Kit that provides all of the safety essentials.
The number of in-person courses is dependent on how we are able to best use our campus classrooms and learning spaces in accordance with physical distancing guidelines set forth by the state, while prioritizing those courses where curriculum dictates in-person learning.
Restrooms and classrooms will be deep cleaned twice daily by custodial staff using Environmental Protection Agency-approved disinfectants for killing the coronavirus. Custodians will also clean touch points frequently throughout their shifts.
To reduce the spread of the coronavirus, we have a reduced population density plan for the residence halls for the year ahead. Classrooms have been rearranged to allow six feet in all directions between students.
Fall Break has been eliminated, no classes will be held during Thanksgiving week, and classes will move to fully remote instruction for the two remaining weeks after Thanksgiving to reduce the amount of travel to and from campus.
The university is coordinating with local health officials and is prepared to respond with contact tracing, testing and quarantine/isolation plans. We have established a COVID Response Team to manage and trace the effects of the coronavirus on all Kent State campuses.