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K-State Today

January 20, 2021

University launches employee self-reporting form to better understand COVID-19 in K-State communities

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University continues to track and evaluate COVID-19 data in our community. K-State will launch an updated online dashboard on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to include data on employees who have been affected by COVID-19.

To understand the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community, K-State is encouraging all employees to self-report close contact with a positive COVID-19 individual, positive COVID-19 testing results or diagnosis of COVID-19 by a health care provider even in the absence of testing. Employees can fill out the COVID-19 self-reporting form

Completion of this form is voluntary and anonymous. The university risk and compliance officer is collecting this information to be displayed in the COVID-19 dashboard. 

This process does not take the place of reporting absence or leave to the employee's supervisor. Any information reported will not affect an employee's ability to use leave, vacation or sick time. 

Questions about the self-reporting form should be directed to Elliot Young, university risk and compliance officer, at ecyoung@k-state.edu

Updates on COVID-19 in K-State communities
The newest data will be uploaded to the current K-State online dashboard on Wednesday, Jan. 20. 

The Friday, Jan. 15, update from the Riley County Health Department indicates:

  • 130 new positive cases and 64 additional recoveries since the Wednesday, Jan. 13, report.
  • 545 active cases in Riley County.
  • 5,029 recovered cases in Riley County.
  • 23 deaths in Riley County.
  • Age summary of positive cases in Riley County.
  • Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is caring for 23 COVID-19 patients at this time. Three patients are in intensive care.

Find the latest COVID-19 data on K-State's online dashboard

K-State is using 10 indicators and additional data to determine if and when changes to the university's operating status are necessary for the health and safety of the community. Data for each topic and indicator is collected and analyzed multiple times per week to provide updated information so leadership can make proactive decisions as quickly as possible.

For a more complete picture of the COVID-19 situation in campus host communities, visit websites from the Riley County Health Department, the Saline County Health Department and the Johnson County Health Department.