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September 4, 2020

A summary of university updates related to COVID-19

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University continues to provide updates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a summary of announcements from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. 

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 updated recently includes clarification to the process for requesting cleaning and disinfection following a positive COVID-19 case as well as clarification of the isolation and quarantine information in COVID-19 exposure protocol. The website continues to highlight the new online dashboard with COVID-19 data.

Wildcats are encouraged to stay in Manhattan, Salina and Johnson County during the holiday weekend.
K-State and local health departments are encouraging the Wildcat family to stay in Manhattan, Salina or Johnson County for the Labor Day weekend rather than travel to visit friends and loved ones.

The Riley County Health Department has identified additional COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Sept. 2 update from the Riley County Health Department reported 123 new positive cases and 53 more recoveries since the Aug. 31 update

The university responds to Greek housing outbreaks.
K-State is working closely with local health authorities to help manage recent COVID-19 outbreaks in Greek housing units. 

K-State administration describes the decision-making process for campus operations.
As COVID-19 cases are increasing, two of the university's key indicators — active cases and positive testing rate — continue to be carefully monitored

The university continues to track and evaluate COVID-19 data in our communities.
Every Wednesday, K-State is updating the online dashboard that tracks COVID-19 data in university-connected communities

A symptom tracker is now available through the Lafene Health Center portal.
K-Staters now have access to a tool that makes it easier to track symptoms of COVID-19

Learn more about COVID-19 terms and topics.
Throughout the week, K-State Today highlighted several important COVID-19-related terms and topics, including close contact, isolation and quarantine, contact tracing and testing. Read about tips to reduce your COVID-19 risk while still having a social life.   

Progress reports will replace midterm grades.
In a Sept. 4 letter, Vice Provost for Student Success Jeannie Brown Leonard shares information about the progress report campaign that replaces the traditional midterm grade submission for freshmen.