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October 8, 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 Oct. 4-8. 

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. 

Additional research backs the use of masks in controlling COVID-19 spread.
K-State leaders continue to look at the latest research involving the use of masks and other health measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.

A flu/COVID-19 vaccine clinic will take place Oct. 8 at the Rec Complex.
Lafene Health Center will host a vaccine clinic at the Chester E. Peters Rec Complex on Friday, Oct. 8. Flu shots and initial Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be available.

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.

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.