First let me say, again, thank you for your commitment to excellence as we continue to advance the mission of Kentucky State University during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is your hard work during these challenging and unpredictable times that has allowed Kentucky State to remain open and operational. I cannot thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to our students and the communities in which we serve.
Kentucky State appreciates your patience. We know that you have questions in regard to next steps for our campus community due to the impact of COVID-19 and President Donald Trump’s announcement on Sunday, March 29, to extend nationwide social distance guidelines for another 30 days (April 30, 2020).
Pursuant to the guidance of our state and federal leaders, Kentucky State will continue to operate under restricted access. Classes will continue under remote, modified instruction for the remainder of the semester as approved by SACSCOC. Again, there will be no face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the spring 2020 academic semester.
As recommended by health professionals, Kentucky State has been sanitized and only essential, credential employees can access campus.
Employees, please do not return to campus and continue to work with your supervisors as you telework. Presently, students’ access to campus and residence halls is restricted. Please do not return to campus. All students will be notified via their official email accounts and via University communication channels when it is safe to return to campus to retrieve belongings and vacate campus housing.
Please know we are working diligently to address your questions and concerns as quickly as we can. Please continue to monitor your campus email and www.kysu.edu/COVID19 for updates. Below, you will find some new FAQs concerning questions submitted to COVID19@KYSU.EDU.
Thorobreds, we must remain vigilant, stay quarantined, and practice social distancing. Let me close by encouraging each of you to do your part to help flatten the curve and keep yourselves and your family safe. I have never been prouder to be a member of the Thorobred family. Together, I truly believe we will defeat COVID-19.
Kentucky State is asking students to NOT return and move out of the residence halls at this time. Pursuant to the guidance of the local, state and federal government, we will continue restricting campus access for essential personnel ONLY.
There will be no more face-to-face instruction this semester to ensure we are abiding by instructions by local, state and federal government. Kentucky State University will continue delivering remote, modified instruction, which has been approved by SACSCOC.
The University remains optimistic that the curve will flatten, and we will welcome students and families back to campus to celebrate this hard-earned achievement. The campus community will be notified via official University channels should changes to commencement occur.
M. Christopher Brown II, Ph.D.