Spring 2021

Protecting the Nest and staying vigilant with our safety protocols are our top priority. Please remember:

  • All University System of Georgia institutions require faculty, staff, students and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering while inside campus facilities. Face coverings must be worn in addition to and not as a substitute for social distancing. However, face coverings aren’t required in one’s own residence hall unit or suite, when alone in an enclosed office or study room or in campus outdoor settings where social distancing requirements are met.
  • Our vaccine page is updated with the latest information. Please click on the link above to find out more about the various phases and other important information.
  • Information for students, faculty and staff can be found by clicking on the links below. Along with direct links at the top of this page to specific resource guidelines.
  • Frequently asked questions can be accessed via the link above or scroll down and find a link to questions by category.
  • If you have tested positive for COVID, please click on the self-reporting form link at the top of this page.
  • The CDC recently provided updated guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated. If you have been fully vaccinated, please click here to review the guidance. Given that a majority of KSU’s campus community has not yet been vaccinated, KSU’s health and safety guidelines and mitigation strategies will remain in place. All individuals on campus are required to wear a mask and should practice social distancing. We will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and Georgia DPH as it relates to COVID-19 protocols. 

Health and Wellness

Enhanced cleaning protocols have been developed in accordance with CDC guidelines. Building Services is disinfecting common and high-touch areas in classrooms, 2-3 times per day. In between classes, students and faculty have been provided with EPA approved disinfecting wipes for use in wiping down personal areas and workstations. Here are a few things we are asking you to do in an effort to keep us all safe while we are on campus: 

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Self-monitor for a fever above 100.4° and COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus each day.

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Wear a face covering on campus in areas where 6-feet social distancing may not be possible. 

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Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use the hand sanitizing stations across campus.

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Maintain a 6-foot distance from others, even when wearing a face covering.

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Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

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Avoid large crowds and gatherings

It is up to everyone in Owl Nation to help each other stay healthy. You can do your part by abiding by the guidelines issued from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the CDC, the University System of Georgia and KSU to contain the spread of the coronavirus. We are doing everything within our power to maintain a healthy and safe environment for you to learn. Your ongoing cooperation makes a difference in the academic success of both you and your classmates as you find your wings for the future.

Thank you all for doing your part to help Owl Nation #KeepSafeandUnited.

REMINDER: 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

 

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