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May 22, 2020

A summary of university changes related to COVID-19

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the university has had to make several changes to operations. Here's a summary of the changes announced May 18-22. 

Kansas State University moves to Phase 2 in the reopening plan.

In accordance with the State of Kansas guidance, the university advanced to Phase 2, which allows gatherings of up to 15 people provided social distancing restrictions are maintained, such as remaining six-feet apart or wearing face masks. All employees returning to campus are required to complete the EHS Slow the Spread training.

Drinking water fountains and other drink dispensing stations will be disconnected.

To reduce the risk of disease spread, the Division of Facilities is disconnecting all drinking fountains, water bottle refill stations and drink dispensing stations on campus. All individuals on campus should bring their own water. Read more in the May 21 K-State Today article.

Health requirements are necessary for new students enrolling in on-campus classes.

Any new student planning on attending on-campus classes in the fall will need to complete health requirements before arriving on campus instead of before enrollment. Read the article from Lafene Health Center.

Student Access Center moves to a new letter of accommodations system.

The Student Access Center has moved to a new online system for managing accommodations called Accessible Information Management, or AIM. In the fall, the center will also change the test center operations through this system. Read more in the May 20 article.

Provost discussed the forming of a new academic working group.

On May 18, Provost and Executive Vice President Chuck Taber wrote to the university about a new Academic Instruction Working Group to make recommendations for the coming academic year.