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September 17, 2021

A summary of university updates related to COVID-19

Submitted by 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 Sept. 13-17.

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. 

K-State is offering COVID-19 vaccination incentives for students, faculty and staff. 
K-State faculty and staff can win prizes — including Apple Watches, Apple MacBook Pros, K-State Union gift cards and more — by getting the COVID-19 vaccination. K-State is also offering a student COVID-19 vaccination incentive program and students can win prizes — including grand prizes of $1,000 cash, a Sony PlayStation 5 or a MacBook Air.

K-State shares an update on federal government vaccine requirement.
On Sept. 9, President Biden announced new vaccine requirements and recommendations that could impact millions of individuals in the United States.

Research shows why masks work in university settings. 
K-State leaders are pointing to a recently published study that shows universal masking and other health measures can help limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in university settings.

The latest COVID-19 compliance survey results are available.
The results from the most recent COVID-19 compliance survey for faculty and staff are available. Read more and view the survey results.

Student organizations can earn funds by participating in Kansas Beats the Virus campaign.
The Center for Student Involvement shares an opportunity for student organizations on campus to be part of the solution to increase COVID-19 vaccination and testing rates.

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.

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.