COVID-19

The Kent City Health Department has notified 29 residents of Koonce Hall, ninth floor, on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until April 20 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19. The 29 students will remain in a separate section of Koonce Hall. Meals will be provided along with other university...

The Kent City Health Department has notified 33 residents of Olson Hall, 4th Floor, on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until April 13 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19.  The 33 students will remain in a separate section of Olson Hall. Meals will be provided along with other university...

Kent State student volunteer for Global Vaccine Poem project What would you say to the COVID-19 vaccine? Would you summarize your experience during the pandemic? Would you focus on your hopes for the future?   The Global Vaccine Poem project is a collaboration between the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University, housed in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the...

Medical professionals assist with vaccinations at the Kent State Field House More than 2,000 area residents, including some Kent State University employees, received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine March 23, during a mass vaccination event at the Kent State Field House.  The mass vaccinations will continue every Tuesday at the field house this spring and are led by the Portage County Combined General Health...

COVID-19 Virtual Town Hall If you have a chance to get a vaccine, do it. That was the message from city and university leaders during a March 22, 2021 virtual town hall meeting.  Participants included: Taryn Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, lecturer and clinical instructor, Kent State College of Nursing Joan Seidel, MA, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, Kent City Health Commissioner ...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor of...

Coaches and Players Stand for the National Anthem As student-athletes at Kent State University, Eva Nikolai and Raphael Rodriguez are keenly aware of the daily protocols that the athletic department practices to keep them and their teammates safe from COVID-19. Rodriguez, junior aerospace engineering major, said he and his teammates on the wrestling team are tested for COVID-19 three times per...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic Two Kent State University professors have conducted much-needed research on face coverings that use alternative textiles to protect the public from COVID-19 and how to keep those masks virus-free. Christopher J. Woolverton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the College of Public Health, and Richard E. Ferdig, Ph.D., the Summit Professor of...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic The Kent City Health Department has notified 19 residents of Centennial Court A on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until Oct. 10 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19.  The 19 students will remain in a separate section of Centennial Court A. Meals will be provided along with other university...

A student wears a Kent State mask during the COVID-19 pandemic The Kent City Health Department has notified 25 residents of Clark Hall on Kent State University’s Kent Campus that they must quarantine until Oct. 7 due to possible exposure to the communicable disease COVID-19.  The 25 students will remain in a separate section of Clark Hall. Meals will be provided along with other university resources...