As campus leaders, we are looking to you to model Kent State’s core values of kindness and respect. We ask that you remind your staff to be mindful of others’ feelings and respect each other's concerns.
We want to share with you our protocols for keeping the Kent State community safe. The information below follows the best science-based advice available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our state and local health departments and the experts from our College of Public Health.
Some key elements of our strategy for maintaining a healthy campus community amid COVID-19 are below. These items should be shared with your staff.
- As of May 19, face coverings will be required in all of our healthcare settings and the Child Development Center on the Kent Campus.
- There will be no physical distance requirements for events, gatherings and classes.
- All must have received a COVID-19 vaccine and reported it to the university or must have secured an approved exemption from the university.
- Those who have an approved exemption must participate in regular screening testing.
- Those who fail to comply with our vaccine requirement will face disciplinary action.
These requirements are provided for the health and safety of the university community, should be viewed as temporary in nature and are subject to change based on appropriate medical advice and the needs of the university.