Stark Campus COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated April 12, 2021:

KENT STATE COVID-19 UPDATES & QUESTIONS

COVID-19 DASHBOARD    UPDATES     VACCINE CLINICS     FLASHES SAFE EIGHT


STARK CAMPUS SPRING 2021 OPERATIONS

  • FLASH YOUR ARM!  View information about COVID-19 vaccine clinics
  • Spring break takes place April 12-18. Classes resume April 19 and will be delivered remotely through the last day of instruction on May 4.
  • No classes in session or final exams held on reading day, May 5.
  • Final examinations will be delivered remotely May 6-12.
  • Most Stark Campus offices and services are operating remotely. Employees who can work from home should do so.
  • The LibraryBookstore, Recreation & Wellness Center and Main Hall East Wing Computer Lab are open.
  • Student Services and the Academic Success Center are open with limited in-person services available.
  • All Kent State Stark community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Eight principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required.
  • Employees who have acknowledged “On-Campus Work Procedures” can work on campus. Working remote is preferred option for those who can. Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.

STARK CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

 
LIMITED SERVICES AVAILABLE; SOME CAMPUS BUILDINGS CLOSED

To limit the spread of COVID-19, we ask that you not come to campus unless you need to use a campus service such as the Library, Bookstore, Main Hall East Wing computer lab or wi-fi. Most campus services will continue to operate remotely. Face coverings must be worn while on campus. Continue to practice Flashes Safe Eight.

CLEANING & DISINFECTING

Campus areas will be cleaned and disinfected twice per day. Cleaning and disinfecting stations are located throughout campus. Please do not move cleaning supplies from room to room. Plexiglass barriers have been installed in high traffic offices and areas.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU FEEL YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), get emergency medical care immediately and/or call 911 and:


STARK CAMPUS ASSISTANCE 

  • Email starkinfo@kent.edu or call 330-499-9600. Emails and messages will be returned usually by the next business day.
  • Campus Security can be reached at 330-244-3333. Save this number as a favorite in your phone.

KEEP ON LEARNING / TEACHING / WORKING

 
STUDENTS - KEEP ON LEARNING

Under unusual and difficult circumstances, your instructors and campus staff are working hard to make sure your education has as few interruptions as possible.

Many face-to-face classes are being offered via remote instruction. The learning management system, Blackboard, will be the primary platform used for delivering your class remotely. Your instructor may choose to deliver synchronous (real-time) video-conferences or may post content for you to read or watch asynchronously. 

FACULTY - KEEP ON TEACHING

  • Remote instruction resources for faculty can be found at www.kent.edu/keeponteaching.
  • A Stark Campus Blackboard course has been created as a faculty resource. In Blackboard, view RESOURCE - Stark Faculty Remote Instruction under My Courses.
  • For technology issues, contact TechHelp by either submitting a support ticket or via Live Chat with support staff. You can also call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 330-672-HELP.
  • Visit Inform@DoIT for faculty and staff.

STAFF - KEEP ON WORKING


ACADEMIC ADVISING


ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER


ADMISSIONS


BOOKSTORE


CAMPUS TOURS


COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS


COMPUTER LABS

  • The Stark Main Hall East Wing Computer Lab is open. View hours
  • The Network Services staff continues assist students, faculty and staff remotely, with limited in-person services available.
  • www.kent.edu/stark/network-services

CONFERENCE CENTER


CORPORATE UNIVERSITY


COUNSELING SERVICES

  • The Stark Counseling Services staff is assisting students remotely.
  • For counseling services questions, email starkcounseling@kent.edu. Questions will be answered as soon as possible.
  • Students can also contact counselors Emily Ribnik at 330-244-5048 or Kelsey Kalgreen at 330-244-3408.
  • Faculty and staff may contact Kent State University’s Employee Assistance Program, IMPACT, at 1-800-227-6007, for live, immediate assistance.
  • There are several 24/7 professional support services available that can also connect you to local resources. You can reach the Crisis Text Hotline by texting 741-741. You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website for a live chat.
  • www.kent.edu/stark/counseling-services

EMPORIUM GRILLE & MARKET

  • The Stark Emporium Grille & Market is closed for the remainder of the spring semester and will reopen in August 2021.
  • www.kent.edu/stark/emporium

EVENTS


FINANCIAL AID

     VETERANS BENEFITS & MILITARY CALL-UP GUIDELINES


FIRST STEP - FRESHMAN ADVISING & REGISTRATION


FLASHCARD STUDENT ID


FLASH'S FOOD PANTRY & FLASH'S PROFESSIONAL CLOSET


GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES


INTERNSHIP & CAREER SERVICES


LIBRARY


PARKING SERVICES

  • Stark Parking Services is issuing parking hang tags to new students. Follow vehicle registration instructions on website.
  • Returning students are to reuse their orange parking hang tag from 2019-20. 
  • www.kent.edu/stark/parking-services

RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER


SENIOR GUESTS


SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER & CANTON SCORE


STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES


STUDENT INVOLVEMENT & ORGANIZATIONS


STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE


STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES


TESTING SERVICES


TUTORING SERVICES


WELCOME KITS

  • Students should contact the Office of Student Services for information.
  • Faculty and staff should stop by Jim Biehl's office, 117A Main Hall, to pick up your items.

WRITING CENTER


CONTINUE TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

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

  1. Always wear a double-layer cloth face covering in public.
  2. Practice good hand hygiene.
  3. Clean and sanitize your workspaces and common spaces throughout the day.
  4. Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others.
  5. Self-monitor your health daily for COVID-19 symptoms, and do not go to class or work if you are ill. 
  6. Reach out to the COVID Response Team at 330-672-2525 to report symptoms, ask health questions, seek treatment or arrange for a COVID-19 test. 
  7. Demonstrate kindness and respect in all that we do – it’s the best way to show that Flashes Take Care of Flashes.
  8. Get a COVID-19 vaccination to protect yourself and others.

Additional information can be found here:

We take all of these steps to ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to be proactive in an effort to prevent illness while continuing the academic mission of the university.

We will continue to monitor the outbreak and will align our recommendations with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization and other city, state and federal agencies.

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 3:56pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 12, 2021 - 7:50pm
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Kent State University at Stark