Coronavirus / COVID-19 Questions

  • If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634) or email coronavirus@kent.edu

If you are experiencing symptoms, email the CPM COVID-19 team at CPMCovid@kent.edu

Submit your questions about CPM operations.

Explore the Flashes Safe Eight reopening plan for this Fall.

College of Podiatric Medicine COVID-19 Policy


COVID Adjustments

Please complete the following online COVID Adjustments Request Form if you will be needing an adjustment because of the COVID-19 pandemic for the Fall 2020 semester. Click the button below to access the form to request adjustments for the Fall 2020 semester, including remote participation in face-to-face classes or an alternative face covering. After you complete the form, someone from Kent State will contact you regarding your request. Be sure to monitor the email address you provide, for additional information, as we may request additional information or documentation, depending on your circumstances. Completion and submission of this form does not guarantee that your request can be fulfilled. 

Adjustments Request Form

Modified Business Operations

The following modifications to campus operations have been put into effect:

  • All students, faculty and staff should conduct daily self-checks prior to coming to campus to ensure the health of the KSUCPM community:
    • Take your temperature.
    • If you feel sick, stay home.
    • If you are experiencing fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, stay home.
    • If you have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19, stay home.
    • If you have been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results, stay home.
    • If you have been asked by a medical or public health professional to isolate/quarantine, stay home.
    • If you are experiencing any symptoms, stay home, isolate yourself, call the University COVID-19 response team at 330-672-2525, or email the college at CPMCovid@kent.edu and begin remote instruction.
  • The college will open on Monday, Aug. 3 with normal operating hours (6 a.m. - 12  a.m.). Public operating hours will remain 8:00AM - 5:00PM.
  • The dining cafe will open Monday, Aug. 3 for usual operating hours of 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., with a small mid-morning break to switch from breakfast to lunch service. The cafe will offer a streamlined process and additional "grab and go" offerings.
  • Course delivery methods for classes of 2023 and 2024 have been provided to students. Courses for the class of 2022 will continue to be offered remotely until further information is given. Class of 2022 rotations will, of course, be held in person when possible.
  • The college has followed CDC guidelines for physical distancing and indicated spaces throughout the building which are open with limited capacity for classes, studying, etc. Students will also notice additional cleaning/sanitizing stations.
  • The library is currently open to 3rd- and 4th-year students in rotations and clerkships. In addition, until the library fully reopens we are providing Curbside Pickup - a new, contactless service that allows you to check out or return library materials. Contact the library at cpmlibrary@kent.edu for more information. Upon reopening, library hours may change and will be communicated.
  • Some staff and faculty members may continue to work remotely, while others will be on campus. Keep in mind that staff and faculty working on campus are also required to maintain 6-foot physical distancing. If you would like to meet in person with a professor or staff member, please call or email first so they can arrange for a space to meet, if necessary.
  • Dan Ridgway, Director of Operations & Satellite Facilities, and his team (maintenance and custodial) will be operating with a daily skeleton staff (generally one staff member from both functional areas). If you need any assistance with a maintenance or custodial concern, please reach out to the department phone or contact Dan Ridgway.
  • All incoming shipments are being directed to the loading dock and will be processed by the maintenance team.  Critical outgoing FedEx shipments can be scheduled at any time. Please contact Alice Cummings, Madalynne Stanic Fitzgerald or David Dixon for assistance with urgent items.

CPM Event Updates

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM) is actively monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. CPM wants to assure you that we will always make the best decisions for the health and safety of our event attendees, as well as for the professional development of the podiatric medical community.

At this time, the following CPM events will be taking place in 2021:

  • August, 2021: Alumni Reunion Weekend events in Cleveland, Ohio. Format announcements coming Spring, 2021:
    • North Coast Foot & Ankle Symposium
    • 2021 Hall of Fame & Alumni Awards Dinner
    • 2021 Alumni Reunion
    • OPMSA Annual Golf Outing
  • Fall, 2021: The Foot & Ankle Renaissance in Florence, Italy
  • November, 2021: The Southeast National Conference at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL

Continue to Take Preventative Measures

It is imperative that we take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Avoid large gatherings and follow social distancing recommendations of 3-6 feet.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your arm or a tissue.
  • Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
  • Stay at home while you are ill (except to visit a healthcare professional) and avoid close contact with others. 
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals to ensure a healthy immune system.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Ohio Department of Health Fact Sheet: How do you know if it is the cold, flu or COVID-19?