Ashtabula County Lowered to ‘Medium’ COVID-19 Community Level
Dear Kent State University Students, Faculty and Staff,
Ashtabula County, where Kent State’s Ashtabula Campus is located, was recently lowered from “high” to “medium” community level designation for COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As a result of this change in designation, face coverings are no longer required indoors at the Ashtabula Campus.
Cuyahoga County, where Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine, the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative are located, remains at a “high” designation.
As a result of this designation, face coverings continue to be required indoors at the College of Podiatric Medicine, the Cleveland Foot and Ankle Clinic and the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Masks are not required while working alone in an enclosed space, such as a private office or lab.
As we previously informed our university community, we are following CDC recommendations for counties at “high,” “medium” or “low” community levels when making determinations for safety precautions on our campuses.
In counties at a “high” community level designation, the CDC recommends:
- Wear a mask indoors in public.
- Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get tested if you show any virus symptoms.
- Those at high risk for severe illness may want to take additional safety precautions.
Summit, Portage, Trumbull and Geauga counties, where Kent State has campuses, are currently at the “medium” level. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 levels in all the counties where we have campuses or locations and will adjust our requirements and recommendations according to CDC guidelines.
Kent State will always make the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff our top priority as we strive to provide a healthy and safe environment for all to live, learn and work.
Melissa Zullo, Ph.D., MPH
Director, Pandemic Institutionalization Effort
Interim Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs
Program Coordinator – Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Public Health