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November 13, 2020

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 Nov. 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. Content that has been added this week includes a checklist for students preparing to leave campus for fall and winter breaks. The checklist guides students in reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 and preparing for the move to remote learning.

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.

Riley County Health Department identifies new COVID-19 outbreaks.
The Riley County Health Department has identified new COVID-19 outbreaks. As of the Nov. 11 report, outbreaks associated with the university include one fraternity, one scholarship house, the K-State track and field team and the K-State football team.

The university scales back commencement plans due to COVID-19 surge.
Due to a current and projected surge in statewide COVID-19 cases, K-State is streamlining commencement ceremonies planned for Nov. 20-22.

Students are encouraged to get tested before leaving for break.
All students are invited and encouraged to participate in voluntary COVID-19 testing before leaving for fall and winter breaks. The testing at Lafene Health Center is offered at no cost to students. Appointments are required and can be made through the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544.

Know how to travel safely when leaving campuses.
Read tips for traveling safely when leaving for fall and winter breaks.

Remember to get a flu vaccine before fall and winter breaks.
K-Staters can get a flu vaccine at Lafene Health Center before leaving campuses for fall and winter breaks. Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever since the flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses. An appointment for a flu vaccination can be made on the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling 785-532-6544.