Every Wildcat A Wellcat Pledge

At K-State, we are committed to putting others first. Right now, this means taking small steps to stay well and protect others. Therefore, I will take responsibility for my own health and keep my Wildcat Family safe by helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 and other infections. A Spanish-language version of the pledge is also available.

I voluntarily commit to:

Care for myself

  • Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and contact my primary care physician, Lafene Health Center, or another medical professional if I experience any one of the following symptoms: a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, dry cough, difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea*.
  • Wash my hands often with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  • Be honest and forthcoming with Lafene Health Center or other medical professionals if I have been exposed to COVID-19 or am experiencing any symptoms.
  • Get vaccinated for the flu each fall.
  • Know campus health and well-being resources and access them when needed.

Care for fellow wildcats

  • Maintain appropriate social distancing, especially in the classroom or in the presence of higher-risk community members.
  • Stay home if I feel ill or after exposure to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Wear an appropriate face covering and other protective gear as directed by the university.
  • Stay positive, sensitive, and helpful to anyone around me who may be troubled or struggling.

Care for K-State and surrounding communities

  • Keep my clothing, belongings, personal spaces, and shared common spaces clean.
  • Participate in COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to preserve community wellness if requested.
  • Follow all university policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 and other infections.
  • Abide by all city, county, and state guidelines, including quarantine and isolation procedures, to protect our K-State host communities.

Download a printable version of the pledge (pdf).