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August 14, 2020

A summary of university updates 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 Aug. 10-14. 

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 guidance for university events and a face covering pocket card. Additional updates have been posted throughout the website. 

The university is offering flexibility guidance for supervisors, faculty and staff.
In an Aug. 13 letter, Vice President for Human Capital Services Jay Stephens shares guidance for flexibility as a new semester begins. 

Every Wildcat A Wellcat student wellness kits are available for distribution.
As part of the Every Wildcat A Wellcat, or EWAW, campaign, every student will receive a free wellness kit. The EWAW kits will be distributed to students in several ways

Federal funding is available to assist with COVID-19 expenses.
Chief financial officer Ethan Erickson has shared information about federal funds available to assist state universities in covering COVID-related costs. 

A university-community partnership is easing the COVID-19 testing shortage and has received commendation from the state.
Dr. Lee Norman, Kansas secretary of the Department of Health and Environment, has commended a Kansas State University-community partnership for efforts to make COVID-19 testing supplies available.­­­