Health and wellness

The university is incorporating additional guidelines and protocols to protect the health and safety of all members of the K-State family.

Personal health responsibility

We are K-State. It is important that every Wildcat is a Wellcat.

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Face masks

Effective March 2, 2022, Kansas State University strongly encourages — but does not require — that everyone wear masks while indoors on university property.

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Cleaning and disinfecting

Cleaning and disinfecting efforts will be conducted in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, guidelines and coordinated at the university level with actions taken by the Division of Facilities, campuses, colleges, departments, units and individuals.

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Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds at multiple points throughout the day, especially before and after eating, after going to the bathroom and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based or other FDA- or CDC-recommended hand sanitizer. If your hands are visibly dirty, wash hands with soap and water.

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COVID-19 exposure, isolation and quarantine protocols

The university is following national, state and local guidance for its COVID-19 exposure, isolation and quarantine protocols.

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K-State has the capability for symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 testing of students, faculty and staff.

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Temperature checks

All students, employees, and visitors should check their temperature prior to reporting to work, attending class, or participating in other programs or activities, and should consult with a health care provider if they have a temperature over 100.4 degrees F.   

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Contact tracing

Contact tracing is conducted through state and local county health departments. The university only conducts contact tracing as coordinated through Lafene Health Center and in support of these public health departments.  

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Safety and training

Training is available.

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Travel and transit

The university has lifted the ban on out-of-state university-affiliated or sponsored travel for employees and students.

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Gathering size limits are lifted for all events and activities, both indoors and outdoors. Indoor gatherings may be held at the full capacity of the indoor space, including work, classroom and research space.

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COVID-19 in our communities

K-State has launched an online dashboard that tracks COVID-19 data in university-connected communities.

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Mental health and wellness

Find information and resources for students and employees involving mental health and wellness.

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Options for high-risk employees

Learn about options for employees who are at a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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Food service

University food establishments, or food establishments operating on university property, must follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety during Emergencies Best Practices as well as other university risk mitigation measures, as applicable.

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