In order to comply with the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Healthy At Work guidelines, Kentucky State University officials have extended employee telework through May 15. The previous guidelines will expire April 30.
While the Commonwealth will begin reopening some sectors of the economy during the first phase of Healthy At Work, Kentucky State University is not included in the first phase and will continue to practice staying healthy at home.
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear has established guidelines that must be met before the Commonwealth economy can resume, which include: 14 days of decreasing cases, increased testing capacity and contact tracing, personal protective equipment (PPE) availability, ability to protect at-risk populations, ability to social distance and follow the CDC’s guidelines on large gatherings, preparedness for a future spike and status of vaccine and treatment.
According to the Healthy At Work website, “When it is safe to begin reopening closed businesses, each industry sector will have a list of requirements that they must meet in order to safely reopen. If a business fails to comply with those requirements, it will not be able to reopen.”
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 should not return to campus and should continue to work with supervisors to telework. Presently, students’ access to campus and residence halls is restricted.
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.
Kentucky State University officials are working diligently to address questions and concerns as quickly as possible. Continue to monitor campus email and www.kysu.edu/COVID19 for updates.