We continue to encourage members of the University community to take precautions and exercise good health practices.

  • Practice social distancing. Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Do not attend class or work.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe. The university is engaging in enhanced cleaning of common areas.
  • Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask.
    • The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wearing a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
    • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of face masks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Hand sanitizer is readily available for use in common spaces across campus for your health and convenience.

If you feel sick, stay home and seek health care services.

Symptoms of COVID-19 may include fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. If you have recently traveled to a country with a widespread outbreak of COVID-19 and are experiencing these symptoms, please contact your health care provider and the Betty White Health Center. Do not visit your provider until you have first contacted them, as they may need to make special arrangements for your visit.

  • 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.

Please monitor this website, for additional information.

If campus operations are disrupted, anyone who has registered for a visit, tour or other admissions event will be notified.

For health-related questions, contact Student Health Services at (502) 597-6271.

For academic-related questions, students should contact their instructors, and faculty should contact their dean.

For general student-related questions, contact Dr. Pernella Deams at (502) 597-6283 or pernella.deams@kysu.edu.

For questions related to student organizations and other activities, contact Katianna Yates at (502) 597-6785 or katianna.yates@kysu.edu.

For staff questions, contact the Office of Human Resources at (502) 597-6667 or human.resources@kysu.edu

For information technology questions, contact the IT Help Desk at helpdesk@kysu.edu.

For campus facilities questions, contact Paul Cable at (502) 597-6429 or paul.cable@kysu.edu.

For health, safety and environmental questions, contact Eric Robinson at (502) 597-6646 or eric.robinson@kysu.edu.

For student account questions, contact the Office of the Bursar at (502) 597-6278 or bursar@kysu.edu.

For campus safety and security questions, contact Chief Barbara Hayes at (502) 597-6878 or barbara.hayes@kysu.edu.

For questions related to novel coronavirus, email COVID19@kysu.edu.