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K-State Today Student Edition

March 13, 2020

Practice social distancing to mitigate spread of novel coronavirus

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

All Kansas State University students are strongly encouraged to practice social distancing while K-State suspends in-person classes and begins remote teaching or online classes. Students who are still at home during spring break are encouraged to stay home until in-person classes resume.

The concept of social distancing has been shown to slow a disease outbreak during times of concern with pandemics. This means we reduce the number of times and places that people gather in large numbers or spend extensive time together. By slowing the spread of the disease, medical facilities are better able to handle the demand, which saves lives in the long run.

These social distancing steps are admittedly inconvenient but have proven to be effective in other locations and will help safeguard the greater good for all.

Read through K-State Today for more information on changes, cancelations and closings for events and services. A list of changes, cancellations and closings is available at k-state.edu/covid-19/events.