Stark Campus COVID-19 Information & Updates

Updated Jan. 3, 2022:

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY'S SPRING SEMESTER PLANS

During the 2022 Spring Semester, most aspects of university life to be very close to pre-pandemic normal, with a return of all in-person classes, engaging activities and residence halls that are at capacity. 

Face coverings will continue to be required inside all buildings, and are strongly recommended outdoors where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.

Because of the ever-changing nature of the pandemic, our plans are always subject to change to adapt to new pandemic conditions that might arise, including the rise of the COVID-19 omicron variant.

For the health and safety of our entire university community, on Aug. 27, 2021, Kent State implemented a COVID-19 vaccine requirement which now extends to all students, faculty and staff. While booster shots are not yet part of this requirement, they are strongly encouraged.

All our decisions will continue to be guided by the best public health science and recommendations from federal, state and local health agencies, as they have since the beginning of the pandemic.

KENT STATE COVID-19 UPDATES   COVID-19 DASHBOARD   COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS & GUIDELINES


STARK CAMPUS SPRING 2022 OPERATIONS

  • Face coverings will continue to be required inside all buildings, and are strongly recommended outdoors where six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Kent State Stark community members and visitors should follow Flashes Safe Eight to ensure the safety of our community.
  • Open office hours are posted on each office's website. See below.

STARK CAMPUS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

 
CLEANING & DISINFECTING

Campus areas will be cleaned and disinfected daily. 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:

COVID-19 SELF-TEST KITS

Self-test kits are available for free to any member of the Kent State community and can be picked up at the Kent State Stark Library. View website for hours.

COVID-19 VACCINE EXEMPTION

On Aug. 27, 2021, Kent State issued a COVID-19 vaccine requirement effective Dec. 20, 2021. Exemptions to this requirement will be granted for medical, religious or personal conscience reasons. Anyone seeking an exemption must submit the appropriate request form (see below) and accompanying documentation. Submitting the request form and appropriate documentation does not grant you an automatic exemption. Exemption requests will be individually reviewed for completion, accuracy of information and direct relevance to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Please do not assume that because you have requested an exemption that it is or will be approved. Submitting your request starts the review process. You will be notified, in writing, whether your request is approved or denied. Denials cannot be appealed, but you may submit a new exemption request if additional supporting documentation becomes available. The review process is expected to take up to four weeks, after the submission of the appropriate request form and documentation.

COVID-19 VACCINE EXEMPTION


STARK CAMPUS ASSISTANCE 

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

ACADEMIC ADVISING

ACADEMIC SUCCESS CENTER

ADMISSIONS

BOOKSTORE

CAMPUS TOURS

COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS

COMPUTER LABS

CONFERENCE CENTER

CORPORATE UNIVERSITY

COUNSELING SERVICES

  • www.kent.edu/stark/counseling-services
  • 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.

EVENTS

FINANCIAL AID

     VETERANS BENEFITS & MILITARY CALL-UP GUIDELINES

FIRST STEP - FIRST-YEAR ADVISING & REGISTRATION

FLASH BISTRO

FLASHCARD STUDENT ID

  • www.kent.edu/stark/flashcard
  • New Stark Campus students can request a FLASHcard online; follow instructions on website
  • Students can also visit Student Services, 132 Main Hall, for a FLASHcard

FLASH'S FOOD PANTRY

GLOBAL EDUCATION INITIATIVES

INTERNSHIP & CAREER SERVICES

LIBRARY

PARKING SERVICES

RECREATION & WELLNESS CENTER

SENIOR GUESTS

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER 

STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT & ORGANIZATIONS

STUDENT SERVICES OFFICE

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

TESTING SERVICES

TUTORING SERVICES

WRITING CENTER


CONTINUE TO TAKE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

FLASHES COVID-19 PREVENTION INFORMATION
It is imperative that we take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 - 8:44am
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Kent State University at Stark