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January 15, 2021

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 Jan. 11-15.

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.

Preparing for the spring semester.
Provost Charles Taber and Vice President Thomas Lane answer FAQ about the start of the spring semester for faculty and staff and students

Spring 2021 guide for students.
View the one-stop shop to find all the answers to your key questions about university guidance this spring. 

Returning to K-State checklist. 
Before returning to a K-State campus, every student needs to take steps to help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Students must complete face covering, COVID-19 training.
All students are required to complete a mandatory face covering training that also covers COVID-19 transmission, risk mitigation and the Every Wildcat A Wellcat pledge.

What to do before returning to campuses for the spring semester.
As K-State students prepare for the spring 2021 semester, know how to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19 before returning to campuses.

K-Staters are encouraged to complete the COVID-19 vaccine request forms. 
Students, faculty and staff who live in Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties are encouraged to complete COVID-19 vaccine request forms for their counties.

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

Every Wildcat A Wellcat employee kits are available for spring.
The Every Wildcat A Wellcat, or EWAW, employee kits for spring 2021 have arrived. Contact your representative to find out if your kits are ready.

Lafene Health Center is prepared for vaccine administration.
The university will be receiving and administering vaccines for students, faculty and staff based on the state and local priority groups and vaccine availability. Read more about how Lafene Health Center is preparing for vaccine administration. 

K-State medical director contributes to research behind updated CDC quarantine guidance.
Kyle Goerl, the medical director of Kansas State University's Lafene Health Center, is part of a collaborative team that is providing research-based guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic.