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August 13, 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 Aug. 9-13.

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. The following pages have been recently updated: 

Lafene Health Center continues offering COVID-19 vaccines.
Lafene Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 vaccine opportunities for students, faculty and staff. Appointments are required and can be made on the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544. 

Preparing for an in-person fall semester.
In an Aug. 9 K-State Today letter, President Myers shares university updates and asks students, faculty and staff to work together to keep each other safe during the upcoming fall semester. 

K-State offers COVID-19 vaccination incentive program for students.
Kansas State University students can win prizes — including grand prizes of $1,000 cash, a Sony PlayStation 5 or a MacBook Air — by getting the COVID-19 vaccination

Well-being and communication reminders.
In a PDF memorandum, Provost Taber offers reminders as everyone formalizes courses, experiences and services for the academic year.

The facilities storeroom is offering free COVID-19 PPE supplies for K-State units.
The Division of Facilities is Kansas State University's central source for COVID-19-related personal protective equipment supplies.

On-demand training is available for supervisors and provides guidance on COVID-19-related situations.
Human Capital Services and the Office of General Counsel have partnered to develop an on-demand training module to provide guidance to supervisors specific to COVID-19 related situations that may arise at Kansas State University.

K-Staters can voluntarily upload their COVID-19 vaccine cards.
K-State students, faculty and staff are encouraged to voluntarily upload their COVID-19 vaccine cards to the myLafene+ patient portal. By uploading the cards, K-Staters can help Lafene Health Center continue to track vaccination rates at the university.

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.