Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

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  • The move in process will begin on August 10, 2022 for freshman and August 17, 2022 for upperclassmen.
  • We are NOT requiring you to take a covid test at move in.
  • We are NOT requiring you to bring a negative covid test at move in
  • We are NOT requiring a vaccination, but strongly recommend it as it lessens the symptoms if you are positive with covid. 
  • Student health services is available for covid testing if you have symptoms. 
  • If you have a positive covid test, we are requiring you to isolate for 5 days per CDC guidelines.
  • Masks are NO LONGER REQUIRED but are optional for indoor/outdoor activities and classroom.
  • The first day of classes for undergraduate students, and many graduate/professional programs will take place Saturday, August 20, 2022. Kentucky State will have 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. 
  • Residence halls will open August 10 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. 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 2022 semester. Essential personnel never left the campus and always had access to the physical campus.  
  • 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.

Report travel information on our COVID-19 self-reporting travel form


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.