Watch Kent State Experts Answer Questions About Face Coverings on Campus

Face Coverings

Experts from Kent State University’s College of Public Health answer your COVID-19 questions.

You have questions? We have answers about face coverings, COVID-19 and the Flashes Safe Seven principles as our experts from Kent State University’s College of Public Health return in this third and final campus reopening video. 

We are excited to welcome students, faculty and staff back to all Kent State University campuses and locations this fall. Kent State is committed to the success – and safety – of every student and everyone in our Kent State family. 

Ask an Epidemiologist: Episode 2 of 2

In this video, epidemiologists from Kent State’s College of Public Health, Tara Smith, Ph.D., and Christopher Woolverton, Ph.D., provide answers to some of the most-asked questions about face coverings, COVID-19 and how you can protect yourself and others. 

Health and Safety Updates

For the most recent updates about Kent State’s health and safety measures, you can always visit This page also provides links to university resources and support. 

Your Return to Campus

It’s important to remember that when you return to campus, face coverings must be worn on all Kent State campuses and locations as part of Kent State’s Flashes Safe Seven principles; the KSU Student Pledge, which is available on FlashLine; and the Return to On-Campus Work Guidelines

Also, all students must sign the KSU Student Pledge on FlashLine, acknowledging adherence to safety guidelines, before returning to campus. Employees must acknowledge the Return to On-Campus Work Guidelines before returning to campus. 

Kent State will provide students and employees with two washable face coverings. A face covering must be worn in all areas of campus. For students living in the residence halls, if it is just you and your roommate in your room, you are not expected to wear a face covering while you are in your room. However, when there is a guest present in the room, everyone in the room must wear a face covering. 

Individuals with special circumstances that prevent them from wearing a face covering must submit a Pandemic Adjustment Request Accommodation Form.

Flashes Take Care of Flashes – always. 

Keeping everyone informed – with advice from experts – is an important part of our unwavering commitment to everyone in our Kent State family.

POSTED: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 3:31pm