COVID-19 Dashboard

This COVID-19 dashboard provides data on positive COVID-19 cases related to Kent State University’s eight-campus system.

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Kent State's Current COVID-19 Response

Kent State applauds Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proactive approach to keeping our state safe during the ongoing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We must all do what’s right to stop the spread of the virus in our community. As part of our ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our return to the Kent Campus will be managed in phases this spring to allow us to mitigate the spread of the virus in our community and best ensure the health and safety of all.

University's return to campus plan for spring

  • Spring semester courses will be delivered through both remote and in-person classes. 
  • Some in-person classes that require special equipment or interactions that cannot be delivered remotely began the semester in-person.
  • Other classes designated to be delivered in-person for the spring semester began with remote instruction for the first two weeks and transitioned to in-person delivery beginning the third week (week of Feb. 1). 
  • We will move to fully remote instruction for the remaining weeks in the semester after Spring Break to reduce the amount of travel to and from campuses, which reduces the potential spread of the virus. 
  • We will resume residential living with mandatory COVID-19 testing for any student living in university housing upon move-in and throughout the semester, mandatory random screening testing of students registered for in-person classes or working on campus.


Return to Campus Phases Spring Testing Information  Return to Campus Email Communications


Ohio COVID-19 Risk Level

The Kent Campus resides in Portage County, and as such, must adhere to the state's guidelines for counties. 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. 


Flashes in Motion

  • Keep on Teaching

    Keep on Teaching

    We are committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy. This guide will help facilitate your classroom at a distance.

  • Keep on Learning

    Keep on Learning

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

  • Keep on Working

    Keep on Working

    If emergency conditions should cause disruption to university operations, this guide will help you continue to provide uninterrupted service.

  • Kent State of Wellness

    Kent State of Wellness

    Information to support the university community during the pandemic regarding mental health, physical fitness, nutrition and more.