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Kent State's Current Phase in the Reopening Plan

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

On Oct. 8, 2020,  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that Portage County’s COVID-19 Risk Level has been raised to a Level 3 Red status. The Kent Campus resides in Portage County, and as such, must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties.
 
We must all do what’s right to stop the spread of the virus in our community. It is imperative that everyone follow the Flashes Safe Seven on and off campus, wear a face covering at all times, avoid large gatherings and parties and limit in-person contact with others. Visitors to Kent Campus residence halls will continue to be limited to Kent State students living on the Kent Campus. The delivery mode of all in-person courses remains the same unless your instructor tells you differently.
 
The city of Kent has instituted measures to deter students and other residents from holding large gatherings and parties. The City of Kent Council passed a new ordinance that allows for civil penalties to be levied against anyone who holds or attends gatherings of more than 10 people. Additionally, certain behaviors may be subject to discipline in accordance with Code of Student Conduct. 

Find information in the email notification, which has been posted online, or in our FAQs.

Please note, these changes do not affect in-person classes. The delivery mode of all in-person courses remains the same unless your instructor tells you differently.

Campuses may adjust operations when the state of Ohio COVID Risk Level status for their county is changed, including the addition of restrictions when the county risk level is raised, or the return to previous operations when the county risk level is lowered. 

We will continue to work to slow transmission of the virus. Consistent with recommendations from state and local health authorities, it is imperative that everyone follow the Flashes Safe Seven on and off campus, wear a face covering at all times, avoid large gatherings and limit in-person contact with others as we continue in:

Phase 4: Aug. 27-Dec. 20

  • Students – Students on campus for fall semester classes. In-person and remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20.
    • Fall Break will be eliminated.
    • No classes will be held Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
    • Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be held via remote instruction only.
    • Information about moving out of residence halls will be forthcoming.
  • Academics – Fall semester classes in session. In-person and remote instruction through Friday, Nov. 20.
    • Fall Break will be eliminated.
    • No classes will be held Monday, Nov. 23, through Friday, Nov. 27.
    • Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, and will be held via remote instruction only.
  • Employees – Employees needed to maintain campus operations. Faculty and staff necessary for on-campus operations and student support. Student workers on campus.
  • Research and Creative Activities – Researchers/Artists whose Request to Return to Research form has been approved by the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs.
  • Athletics – On Friday, Sept. 25, The Mid-American Conference (MAC) Council of Presidents voted unanimously on Friday to resume football in the 2020 season. The announcement is a reversal of the MAC Council's decision to postpone the entire 2020 fall season on Aug. 8. While football will return to play, all others (M/W Soccer, M/W Cross Country, Field Hockey, Volleyball) are tentatively scheduled to return during the spring sports season when their respective NCAA Championships will occur. Find more information and details about the forthcoming schedule.
  • Events/Student Activities – Select events in accordance with state guidelines and the Flashes Safe Seven. Virtual events ongoing; check the Event Calendar.
  • Visitors – Must follow state guidelines, wear cloth face covering and maintain physical distance. Those experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms should not visit campus. Scheduled campus tours.
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