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K-State Today

May 15, 2020

A recap of university changes and news related to COVID-19

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Here's a summary of changes and news published May 11-15 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

There is off-campus housing support for students facing housing issues.

Students living in off-campus housing in Manhattan may have the option to modify leasing options with their landlords. Read more in the May 13 article in K-State Today or on the off-campus housing support website

Facilities Storeroom can help purchase sanitation supplies.

The storeroom is waiving its normal service fee and may be able to provide departments/units with best pricing and shorter lead times by buying for multiple units at a time. Read more in the May 13 K-State Today article.

Signage for department reopening plans is available through university printing.

University Printing is offering social distancing graphics and other signage to help ensure the health and safety of K-Staters upon returning to campus.

The governor has extended updates to the State Employee Health Plan.

Gov. Laura Kelly extended updates to the State Employee Health Plan through June 30.

Many K-State researchers are working to tackle COVID-19.

From developing a road map for future COVD-19 research and finding new ways to fight COVID-19 to economic side effects of the pandemic, K-State researchers are using their expertise to identify and solve COVID-19 problems.

Kansas State University announces additional emergency furloughs

A second round of emergency furloughs will affect 58 employees from the College of Health and Human Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine and Parking Services. Read more in today's article

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Personnel changes
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