Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

To report that you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 self-reporting.

If you are experiencing symptoms or have medical questions related to COVID-19, please contact the Health Helpline at 470.578.6644, Option 1. The Helpline is available 9am-7pm, 7 days per week.If you call after hours, please leave a message and a medical professional will return your call within 24 hours. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.


HEALTH & WELLNESS

COVID-19 Self-assessment
 
Take the COVID-19 self-assessment

We encourage you to self-monitor each day for symptoms and remain at home or in your dorm if you feel sick. If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 Health Helpline at 470-578-6644 and choose Option 1. The Helpline is available from 9 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week.  If you call after hours, please leave a message and a medical professional will return your call within 24 hours. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.

Covid-19 Testing

KSU is partnering with Wellstar Health System to provide testing services to all students, faculty and staff at facilities located on both the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses. Additionally, Cobb and Douglas Public Health and Community Organized Relief Effort are offering free testing on both campuses. Below are the COVID-19 testing options for students, faculty and staff. If you are student and are experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms, please make an appointment for testing at the WellStar Student Health Clinic at 470.578.6644, select option 2.

On-Campus Student COVID-19 Testing Calendar

On-Campus Faculty/Staff COVID-19 Testing Calendar

For more information on COVID-19 testing, visit https://campusservices.kennesaw.edu/coronavirus/student-health-services.php

Contact Notification 

Wellstar will work with our University and local health officials as we monitor and immediately respond to any positive tests that arise on campus. Specific procedures will be followed to isolate positive cases so that the spread of the virus can be mitigated. Any positive tests will activate our response team to identify other individuals who may have been in close contact with the individual who tests positive so that they may be provided with information based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Georgia Department of Public Health.

Face Coverings

As a reminder, all students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear an appropriate face covering inside campus facilities/buildings. For students and faculty, this includes the requirement to wear a face covering while in the classroom. Face covering use will be in addition to and is not a substitute for social distancing. Prior to the start of the academic year, we will mail you a branded cloth mask for use on campus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made for those who are unable to wear face coverings for documented health reasons. Such requests will be handled through the existing accommodations process for Student Disability Services (SDS). Visit our SDS website for information on how to request COVID-related accommodations.

Sanitization

KSU has taken great steps to train and equip the staff responsible for the cleaning and sanitization of facilities around campus and developed protocols that will allow for consistent, multiple cleanings daily for high-traffic areas including classrooms, restrooms, building lobbies and residence halls. Additional hand sanitizing stations have been placed throughout campus and cleaning supplies will be readily available in the classrooms so you can wipe down your desk before and after use.

LEARNING ON CAMPUS

Classroom Configuration & Course Delivery

Classrooms and learning centers around campus have been configured to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Ultimately, this means that learning this semester does not look the same as in the past. Some courses offer the opportunity for regular face-to-face engagement, some a hybrid of remote and face-to-face instruction, and some are fully online. 

Student Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) is always open to discussing changes in student circumstances and needs. For those students who have been adversely affected by COVID-19, KSU created the Moving Forward Fund. Such monies can be used for emergency support for various expenses, such as housing, food, travel and technology.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your financial aid, or would like to learn more about the Moving Forward Fund, please contact OSFA by email at finaid@kennesaw.edu or by phone at 770-423-6074.

LINK TO SITE: https://financialaid.kennesaw.edu/

University Stores 

The University Stores offer both in-store and online shopping options for students on both the Kennesaw and Marietta Campuses.

LIVING ON CAMPUS

Housing & Residence Life

Housing and Residence Life also has enhanced protocols regarding disinfecting common areas like building entrance doors, elevators and stairwells. It is still the responsibility of each residential student to maintain their health and wellness by washing their hands often, wearing a face covering outside of their room or suite, and disinfecting bedrooms, bathrooms and shared common spaces within their unit. Click here for more information.

Click here for a list of activities and events for students living on campus.

University Dining

As always, University Dining is committed to the safety of our campus community. On-campus dining locations are highly regulated, and our staff is trained in foodborne illness transmission and prevention. Personal protective equipment for all staff, along with enhanced cleaning protocols, have been implemented at all dining locations on campus.

Each Meal Plan that includes dining hall entries includes a complimentary Takeout Club membership, so students can take their favorite foods home using a reusable take-out container. The expanded Grubhub menu will now include combo meal options from the dining halls that cost one Meal Plan entry along with pre-order items from favorites like Moe’s, Starbucks and Chick-fil-A.

Click here for more information.

Parking & Transportation

The Big Owl Bus offers shuttle routes around and between both campuses as well as service to select apartments near the Kennesaw Campus. Buses are disinfected daily, and drivers are disinfecting high touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. Stairwells and elevators within the parking decks are all designated as one-directional, and increased measures have been taken to clean high-touch areas such as elevator panels and handrails.

Click here for more information.

CAMPUS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

Stay connected and involved with more than 1,000 campus events and activities -- some virtual and many in person -- while maintaining health and safety measures. 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

To support student success and wellbeing, Counseling and Psychological Services will continue to be offered virtually without interruption.

LINK TO SITE: https://counseling.kennesaw.edu/ 

Division of Student Affairs (DSA)

The Division of Student Affairs (DSA) exists to support student success by offering valuable services and unique opportunities to become active with the KSU campus community. Please visit the DSA website for a full list of staff and departments.

Housing and Residence Life

Click here for a list of activities and events for students living on campus.

NEW SPACES FOR STUDENTS 

OUTDOOR SPACES

In an effort to enhance outdoor space for students to study, lounge and socialize, KSU has installed swings and increased outdoor seating areas on both the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses. Solar powered tables will also be added, and large event tents will be erected to provide for a shady space to work and relax in between classes.

INDOOR STUDY SPACES

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

COVID-19 Health Helpline

We encourage you to self-monitor each day for symptoms and remain at home or in your dorm if you feel sick. If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 Health Helpline at 470-578-6644 and choose Option 1. The Helpline is available from 9 AM to 7 PM, 7 days a week.  If you call after hours, please leave a message and a medical professional will return your call within 24 hours. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Georgia Department of Health (GPH)

University System of Georgia (USG)

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