Coronavirus (COVID-19) information


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  • Indoor masking is required at Kentucky State University, regardless of vaccination status. 
  • The first day of classes for undergraduate students, and many graduate/professional programs will take place Saturday, August 14, 2021. Kentucky State will return to face-to-face instruction at that time. Only courses and course programs designated as “Distance”, “Online”, or “Hybrid will be delivered via online instruction. Face- to-face instruction and on-campus living will officially conclude on November 19, 2021. All final exams will occur online
  • Residence halls will open August 6 and will repopulate through a staggered process. Students will sign up for a move-in registration time, with options spread out over several days to keep the population density low. Further details will be provided by the Division of Student Engagement and Campus Life. Residence halls will officially close on Friday, November 19. Food service will operate per normal operations, until local guidance dictates otherwise. All dining facilities will be cleaned and sanitized per CDC guidance.
  • Kentucky State will be open for normal operations for the Fall 2021 semester. Essential personnel never left the campus and always had access to the physical campus. A small percentage of the workforce started returning back to campus on June 29, 2020. Per the Governor’s Executive Order 2021-386, released on June 11, 2021, all Healthy at Work Requirements have been rescinded. Kentucky State University’s workforce has returned to 100% capacity. It is strongly recommended that all Kentucky State University employees receive the vaccine. 
  • If there is a campus closure/shutdown, residence halls may close, and instruction will be delivered online synchronously using remote teaching and learning strategies. Faculty and staff may be designated to work remotely, depending upon their role and the severity of an outbreak. The campus community should monitor and University email for the most up-to-date information on the campus operating status and the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Food service will operate per normal operations, until local guidance dictates otherwise. All dining facilities will be cleaned and sanitized per CDC guidance.
  • Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, access to Kentucky State University buildings are closed to the public. This decision by Kentucky State University aligns with our goal to reduce the number of interactions on campus, slow the rate of transmission, and protect and care for the well-being of our campus community.

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This virus, which has caused an outbreak of respiratory disease, was first detected in China and is rapidly spreading worldwide. In the United States, most states have reported cases. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold or more severe illnesses. The coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China had not been previously detected in humans or animals and much is still unknown about it. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and include mild to severe respiratory illness with fever, cough and shortness of breath. Individuals who have these symptoms and who have traveled to places with community spread of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to onset of their symptoms, or who have been exposed to an individual with known COVID-19 in the 14 days before developing symptoms should contact their health care provider prior to seeking care. If you are a student and you believe you have been exposed to a known or suspected case of COVID-19, please call Health Services (502) 597-6271 or your primary health care provider in advance of your appointment.