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July 31, 2020

A summary of university changes related to COVID-19

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas State University has made several changes to operations. The following is a summary of the changes announced July 27-31. 

Read a full list of communications related to COVID-19

Come back, 'Cats.
Updates continue to be posted on the COVID-19 website, which includes guidance and frequently asked questions about the return to university campuses. Guidance and FAQ content that has been added recently includes COVID-19 exposure protocol, isolation and quarantine, cleaning and disinfecting, hand-washing, temperature checks, contact tracing, meetings, food service, options for high-risk employees who cannot work remotely and other guidelines. Additional updates have been posted throughout the website.

The second Community Action Talk of a two-part series will focus on COVID-19 and K-State.  
The next Community Action Talk, "COVID-19 Panel Discussion Part 2: K-State Campuses," will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, via YouTube Live. 

President Myers encourages everyone to work together and meet the challenges of COVID-19.
In an op-ed that was shared with area media, President Richard Myers asks community policymakers to support plans to help the K-State and Manhattan communities move forward. 

Employees can find information for returning to K-State campuses.
As the start of the fall semester nears, Provost Chuck Taber and Vice President Jay Stephens have provided employees with updates.  

University operations preparations continue for the fall semester.
In a July 31 letter, Vice President Cindy Bontrager shares preparations for reopening K-State campuses.

Students can fill out an Every Wildcat A Wellcat survey.
As part of K-State's Every Wildcat A Wellcat initiative, the Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students is surveying students to identify behaviors to stop the spread of COVID-19 at K-State

University Printing is taking orders for health and wellness graphics and signage.
Kansas State University has finalized health and wellness graphics and signage to display across campuses. The signage reminds K-Staters to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by following health and wellness guidance in important areas, such as face coverings, physical distancing, hand hygiene, traffic flow and more.  

Hale Library's first floor, the Weigel Library and the Math/Physics Library will open Aug. 3.

The first floor of Hale Library and the Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning and Design will open on Aug. 3. The Math/Physics Library also will open on Aug. 3. Visitors to Hale Library should enter using the first floor.

Incoming students should follow new procedures to request a K-State ID.
The K-State ID Center has new online procedures for incoming students to request a Wildcat Card before arriving on campus.