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K-State Today

September 4, 2020

Wildcats encouraged to stay in Manhattan, Salina, Johnson County this holiday weekend

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Monday, Sept. 7, is Labor Day. This means a three-day weekend for students, faculty and staff as K-State campuses are closed until Tuesday.  
This extended weekend, K-State and local health departments are encouraging the Wildcat family to stay in Manhattan, Salina or Johnson County rather than travel to visit friends and loved ones.  
Positive COVID-19 cases are steadily increasing — particularly among campus communities — in Riley CountySaline County and Johnson County. Positive case numbers also are on the rise in Kansas, according to the Kansas Department of Health. 
While it's true that a majority of young people who get COVID-19 only experience mild symptoms, it's also true that we don't know which person may have an immune system that cannot fight the virus or what the long-term side effects of having the virus are. Additionally, being around older family members and friends while unknowingly positive exposes someone at-risk to have a worse outcome.
This Labor Day, do your part to help protect othersWash your handswear your face covering if you're going to be within 6 feet of your friends and if you're feeling sick, stay home and keep track of your symptoms.  
Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay home. Every Wildcat A Wellcat