Information for researchers

Effective Monday, Aug. 2 Kansas State University will require that everyone must wear masks while indoors on university property. New guidance from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) recommends that fully vaccinated people now wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. CDC also recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.

What this means for researchers is:

  • Labs, offices and other research spaces can return to pre-pandemic occupancy but masks must be worn indoors.
  • There are no restrictions any longer on human subjects research beyond standard IRB-approved practices.
  • There are no restrictions on involving undergraduate students in research.
  • It is no longer required to have approvals or revised reawakening plans to add new students or other personnel to research teams.
  • As per general university guidance, individual labs, offices and shared research spaces are designated as spaces where face coverings are required. Employees who have concerns regarding health conditions may work with the university ADA coordinator regarding accommodations.

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