Frequently Asked Questions

The responses to these questions below are subject to change and will be updated as the situation and related policies and procedures evolve.

General

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.

  • Plain white reusable cloth face coverings are located at various locations on campus:

    Kennesaw Campus 

    • Student Center Information Desk
    • Talon Center
    • Clinic on Loop Road
    • Clinic in Village
    • Library Front Desk
    • KSU Center Registration Desk
    • Office of Emergency Management – Chastain Pointe 312

    Marietta Campus

    • Student Center Information Desk
    • Talon Center
    • Clinic at Rec Center
    • Library Front Desk
    • Office of Emergency Management – Norton Hall 
  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.

  • As long as they remain asymptomatic, fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine following a known exposure to COVID-19.  If you have been fully vaccinated and are identified by the KSU COVID Response Center as a close contact to a confirmed case, please email proof of your vaccination to covidresponse@kennesaw.edu to avoid the quarantine requirement.

  • During the week of June 12 to June 18, there were 2 reported cases of COVID-19. Please note that this number includes individuals working or studying remotely.

  • We have established a response team of trained professionals to respond to confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus.  

    Students

    • Students will be provided with the necessary medical care as well as educational and other support services. The student will be instructed to self-isolate away from campus and, with their consent, their information will be reported to their professors so that they are made aware that they will miss class.  Impacted areas on campus will be decontaminated by professional cleaning staff who have been trained on COVID-19 decontamination practices. The individual will be asked to share a list of any of their close contacts at KSU (6-feet or less for 15 minutes or more). In coordination with Cobb-Douglas Department of Public Health, close contacts will be instructed to quarantine.

    Faculty/Staff

    • Faculty or staff who test positive for COVID-19 or are diagnosed by a doctor should immediately notify the Office of Human Resources at return2campus@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-8559. The employee will be instructed to self-isolate at home in accordance with DPH guidance and will be asked to share a list of any of their close contacts at KSU. In coordination with Cobb-Douglas Department of Public Health, close contacts will be instructed to quarantine

    KSU is working with Cobb-Douglas DPH to ensure proper notification protocols are followed. Any faculty, staff or student who is determined to be at a high-risk of exposure will be contacted and instructed to quarantine. High-risk exposure is defined as having been within 6 feet of a confirmed case for 15 minutes or longer. You do not need to quarantine unless you are given specific instructions to do so by either Cobb-Douglas DPH or KSU. All faculty, staff and students should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and call the KSU COVID-19 Health Helpline if they begin to experience symptoms.

    HR will also coordinate with Environmental Health & Safety to determine if additional cleaning and decontamination of affected work areas is necessary.

  • If you are an incoming student, you will receive an email to your KSU student account after you complete Orientation with instructions for submitting a photo for your Talon Card.  Once you have submitted your Talon Card photo, you will receive more information about picking up your Talon Card. If you need to replace your Talon Card, please contact the Talon One Service Center at 470-578-8663 (T-ONE) or email talonone@kennesaw.edu.

    For questions about parking on campus, your on-campus housing, and more we encourage you to call or visit Talon One Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. 

    Contact: 470-578-8663 (T-ONE) | talonone@kennesaw.edu 

  • Yes.

Students

University Dining

  • As always, we are 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. Our team continues to follow sanitization procedures outlined by the health code and is adding other measures to help keep the campus community safe in accordance with CDC and Department of Health guidelines, including the elimination of self-service in the dining halls. For more information about the safety measures University Dining is taking, click HERE.

Health and Safety

  • The USG has indicated that summer courses may continue to observe appropriate levels of social distancing as determined by the institution.  For in person summer courses, KSU will limit class size to allow social distancing in the classroom for those individuals who are not vaccinated; however, classroom setups and chairs will be returned to pre-covid conditions.  Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.   Fully vaccinated individuals will not have to physically distance or wear a mask in the classroom. 
  • Students who contract COVID-19 will be allowed to withdraw using regular university means prior to the published withdrawal date. Withdraw petitions submitted after the midpoint because of COVID-19 will be approved on the grounds of emergency/hardship just as occurs with any other medical situation. 

  • Students who are at high-risk should contact Student Disability Services at https://sds.kennesaw.edu/ or Phone: (470) 578-2666 (Kennesaw Campus) Phone: (470) 578-7361 (Marietta Campus)

  • Students should contact Student Disability Services at  https://sds.kennesaw.edu/  or Phone: (470) 578-2666 (Kennesaw Campus)  Phone: (470) 578-7361 (Marietta Campus)

  • The Division of Student Affairs is committed to supporting student health and well-being, with all counseling and support services open and available. In keeping with social distance guidelines and CDC recommendations, many services will be provided virtually during Spring semester. Student appointments and services are available in the following manner:

  • KSU is working with Cobb-Douglas Department of Public Health to ensure proper notification protocols are followed. Any faculty, staff or student who is determined to be at a high-risk of exposure will be contacted and instructed to quarantine.

    You do not need to quarantine unless you are given specific instructions to do so by either Cobb-Douglas DPH or KSU. All faculty, staff and students should self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and call the KSU COVID-19 Health Helpline if they begin to experience symptoms.

Events and Activities

  • Please visit the respective website for updated information on location for programming:

 

Faculty

Health and Safety 

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.
  • The University System of Georgia (USG) is composed of Georgia’s public colleges and universities, Georgia Archives and the Georgia Public Library Service. Georgia’s Constitution grants the Board of Regents the exclusive right to govern, control and manage the USG and USG institutions. The Board exercises and fulfills its constitutional obligations, in part, by promulgating rules and policies for the governance of the USG and its constituent units. The board elects a chancellor who is its chief executive officer and the chief administrative officer of the University System.

    Kennesaw State is one of the 26 colleges and universities that comprise the USG, and the presidents of USG institutions report to the Chancellor. USG institutions are required to follow the policies and procedures established by the USG.

  • KSU will continue to coordinate with the USG in order to implement all relevant guidance and to update policies and procedures as circumstances warrant. 
  • You should remind your coworker about the University’s guidelines and that they should report this information to their supervisor. If the employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19, they should report this information through the KSU self-reporting form found here.

    • You should not ask the employee health-related questions due to confidentiality and privacy laws.
    • Any employee who is ill should stay home and contact their health care provider. 
  • Faculty should not come to campus if:

    • The faculty member has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or;
    • The faculty member has been contacted by the Georgia Department of Public Health and has been advised/directed to self-quarantine due to close contact with anyone outside the home who has a confirmed COVID 19 diagnosis. Faculty or staff members who begin to experience COVID 19 symptoms while at work should leave work and contact their supervisor and Human Resources by emailing return2campus@kennesaw.edu
  • No. KSU follows the guidance from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health which states that persons who have had COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive may discontinue isolation when all of the conditions below are met:

    • At least 10 (ten) days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

    Persons who have NOT had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive and are under isolation may discontinue isolation when At least 10 (ten) days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have NOT subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.  

Cleaning and Sanitation

  • KSU cleaning protocols align with CDC and USG guidance. High-traffic/high-touch areas will be professionally cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day. Employees should wipe down equipment that is commonly used (e.g., copiers, printers, fax machines) before and after use.  Employees will be encouraged to clean their workstations daily. We will provide disinfectant and paper towels to each department. Cleaning supplies are limited and for office use ONLY.   

    Building Services will only be vacuuming private offices weekly and will not be entering private offices daily to empty trash and recycling bins.  Trash and recycling bins are being placed in central locations in each suite/building for self-service.  

  • Faculty who are not vaccinated and come to campus are encouraged to bring their own face coverings and wear them when in public places on campus or in areas where social distancing is not possible.  In addition, disposable masks can be picked up at the Office of Emergency Management (Kennesaw Campus) and the Office of Public Safety (Marietta Campus). Supplies are limited and are for office use only. 

  • Employees should continue to wash their hands using soap and water frequently, washing for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public/common area; after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Additional guidance on handwashing is available from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html.

Alternate Work Arrangement Requests

  • Alternate Work Arrangements (AWA) or accommodations granted to employees for fall 2020 or spring 2021 in response to Covid-19, will end on June 1, 2021. All employees are expected to return to their previous work arrangement at that time. Current summer teaching assignments are excluded from this transition deadline. Lack of vaccination will not be considered for a request for an accommodation. 

    Faculty or staff who have been given instruction from their supervisor to return to campus but have medical concerns with being on campus, may request accommodation by following the formal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) process.  Information and the detailed process can be found here.  Please note that supporting medical documentation will be required by HR to support your request.  Personal medical information does not need to be shared directly with your manager or co-workers.  

  • It’s important you discuss your concerns with your department chair or supervisor as soon as possible. Our goal is to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible within the parameters of the policies and procedures established by the USG. 

  • Because of the logistics involved and the need to establish a firm course schedule for students and departments, instructors should submit requests as soon as possible.

  • Adjustments can be made in their FPA to account for changes in workload percentages. As in any situation, the faculty should discuss these changes with their Department Chair/Dean. 

Working with Students in Face-to-Face Classrooms

  • The USG has indicated that summer courses may continue to observe appropriate levels of social distancing as determined by the institution. For in person summer courses, KSU will limit class size to allow social distancing in the classroom for those individuals who are not vaccinated; however, classroom setups and chairs will be returned to pre-covid conditions. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask. Fully vaccinated individuals will not have to physically distance or wear a mask in the classroom. 
  • For in person summer courses, KSU will limit class size to allow social distancing in the classroom for those individuals who are not vaccinated; however, classroom setups and chairs will be returned to pre-covid conditions.  Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask.   Fully vaccinated individuals will not have to physically distance or wear a mask in the classroom.

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.

  • Faculty should use their own discretion when students have questions about attendance. Students who need accommodations should be directed to the Dean of Student Affairs. 

  • Students who contract COVID-19 will be allowed to withdraw using regular university means prior to the published withdrawal date defined here. Withdraw petitions submitted after the midpoint because of COVID-19 will be approved on the grounds of emergency/hardship just as occurs with any other medical situation.

  • Student accommodations for medical conditions related to COVID-19 will be processed through Student Disability Services at the link below. Students should not be given an accommodation without going through the formal process. 

    https://sds.kennesaw.edu/

  • No. Students may be coughing because they have allergies, asthma or any number of conditions that are not contagious to others. You can ask the student privately if he or she is okay and encourage him or her to seek medical attention if necessary. In no case should you call out a student during class for coughing or discuss his or her medical issues publicly.

  • The university will not be conducting temperature checks to enter campus facilities/buildings. Students, faculty and staff, as mandated by the USG, are required to wear face coverings inside all campus facilities/buildings where 6 feet social distancing may always not be possible.

  • The University System of Georgia (USG) utilizes the “eduroam” system that allows KSU students, to access their university accounts wirelessly from other participating institutions, including all 26 member schools of the USG. As an example, if a KSU student lives in Brunswick, Georgia, the student would be able to utilize the wireless network at the College of Coastal Georgia in order to securely log in to their individual KSU network account. This system also allows for similar access at public libraries around the state. Students who may have questions or need information on how to utilize this service may contact the UITS student help desk at studenthelpdesk@kennesaw.edu or call 470-578-3555.

  • A student should be directed to stay home from class and self-isolate. Please also direct the student to the KSU COVID-19 Health Helpline through the student health clinic at 470-578-6644 (Option#1). This will begin the process for medical absence notification, contact tracing and additional resource support for the student. Pending consent from the individual students, faculty members should then anticipate hearing from the COVID Response Team once verification of a COVID-19 case and known dates for the student’s absence are obtained.  We request that you accommodate the student with remote learning during their self-isolation period.

    Because student health information and privacy are protected by federal law, you should NOT contact the other students in your classroom to report a COVID-19 case. We will follow DPH guidance as it relates to notification of COVID-19 cases on campus.

  • Please direct the student to the KSU COVID-19 Health Helpline through the student health clinic at 470-578-6644. Student Health Services will determine if the student needs to quarantine and, if so, begin the process for medical absence notification. Faculty members should then anticipate hearing from the COVID Response Team once verification and known dates for the student’s absence are obtained.  

  • Should you begin showing any symptoms, you are required to stay home, notify HR and contact your health professional. If you’re unable to teach your courses, you should immediately inform your department chair so alternate arrangements can be made. Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 must follow CDC and Department of Public Health guidelines which state they must meet all three of the below criteria before they can return to work:

    • At least 1 day (10 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications; AND
    • Improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); AND, 
    • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

Testing and Contact Tracing

  • KSU has partnered with Wellstar Health System to provide diagnostic testing for COVID-19 for all students, faculty and staff. Testing for the fall semester is available on both the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses. Furthermore, Wellstar is also providing a Health Helpline where KSU students, faculty and staff can call seven days a week if they have questions about symptoms related to COVID-19.

    Click here for the on-campus faculty and staff testing calendar.

International Students

  • Students are encouraged to contact the KSU International Student & Scholar Services Office (ISSS@kennesaw.edu) regarding questions about their visa requirements and status, and to contact their academic program advisor regarding questions about enrolling for courses

  • Students will be required to follow CDC guidelines concerning self-quarantine.

Meetings and Events 

Please consider a virtual format for your event.  For an in-person event or for a location to film/host your virtual event, please place your request through http://reservations.kennesaw.edu.  Your Event Coordinator will work with you to choose a location and plan to assist in following the appropriate social distancing protocols. Due to space limitations, events with an expected attendance of 250 or greater will not be scheduled until further notice with the exception of Academic Classes, Athletic Competitions, and Signature Events.

  • Meetings and events on campus are permitted but must align with the Governor’s Executive Orders on COVID-19. Please visit https://events.kennesaw.edu/index.php for detailed guidance. 

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.

  • The host/client is responsible for providing attendees with any required PPE.

  • At this time, KSU is not taking temperatures of people on campus.

    If this changes, your event coordinator will update you before the event date.

    • KSU Catering must be utilized for all food service requirements on campus, at this time.
      • KSU Catering is staying up to date on the FDA’s Best Practices and Guidelines.
    • Outside food is not allowed at this time.
  • Building Services has a thorough checklist which they utilize when cleaning every facility

  • Parking & Transportation are putting a new plan into action which includes rider limits and full wipe-downs at specific checkpoints

  • Internal and external meetings should continue to be held virtually, even if staff are in the office, unless appropriate social distancing (6 feet apart) can be ensured.

    All non-essential, KSU-sponsored travel is prohibited at this time. Exceptions must be approved by the President or the Provost.

For more information on event preparedness, please visit the CDC’s website at the link below.

  • https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/mass- gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html

Staff

General Campus Operations

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without physically distancing. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue socially distancing from others when possible.

  • Pursuant to updated guidance from the University System of Georgia (USG) and the CDC, fully vaccinated individuals can resume campus classes and other activities without wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a face covering while inside campus facilities.

  • All breakrooms, kitchens and common areas are open and may be used.

  • In accordance with the USG and state government, all non-essential work-related travel is still suspended until further notice. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Travel Hotline at (470)578-4391 or send an e-mail request to travel@kennesaw.edu 

  • All Covid-19 related telework assignments should end no later than June 30, 2021.  Pursuant to USG policy, department heads or their designees have the authority to establish teleworking arrangements for their departments as long as the position lends itself to remote work without impacting service and the employee’s performance and productivity support a teleworking assignment.  If an employee will be telecommuting in any capacity after June 30, 2021, a new teleworking agreement should be completed.

  • Employees who wish to have some form of teleworking after July 1 should speak with their manager.  Managers should work with their HR Business Partner to determine if the employee is eligible to telework. Your manager will determine if your position and performance lend itself to remote work.

    If an employee is identified as telework-eligible, the employee will be notified by their supervisor. The notification will include the expected schedule. Final decisions will be made by the Cabinet member in the event of an escalation. If the employee is not eligible to telework, and the campus remains open, the employee is expected to report to work as normal. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.

  • Meetings and events on campus are permitted but must align with the Governor’s Executive Orders on COVID-19. Please visit https://events.kennesaw.edu/index.php for detailed guidance. 

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Yes, all faculty, staff and students will continue to be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on campus. Please call 470.578.6644 to schedule an appointment. 

  • The USG has now updated its policy on masks and social distancing in accordance with the guidance provided by the CDC on May 13, 2021. Effective immediately, fully vaccinated individuals can resume in-person campus classes and other activities without physically distancing or wearing a mask. Unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to continue socially distancing from others when possible and wearing a mask while inside campus facilities.

  • Staff and faculty who are not vaccinated and come to campus are encouraged to bring their own face coverings and wear them when in public places on campus or in areas where social distancing is not possible.  In addition, disposable masks can be picked up at the Office of Emergency Management (Kennesaw Campus) and the Office of Public Safety (Marietta Campus). Supplies are limited and are for office use only.

  • Employees should continue to wash their hands using soap and water frequently, washing for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public/common area; after coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose or touching your face.  If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Additional guidance on handwashing is available from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html 

High-Risk Employees

  • Alternate Work Arrangements (AWA) or accommodations granted to employees for fall 2020 or spring 2021 in response to Covid-19, will end on June 1, 2021. All employees are expected to return to their previous work arrangement at that time. Current summer teaching assignments are excluded from this transition deadline. Lack of vaccination will not be considered for a request for an accommodation.

    Faculty or staff who have been given instruction from their supervisor to return to campus but have medical concerns with being on campus, may request accommodation by following the formal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) process.  Information and the detailed process can be found here.  Please note that supporting medical documentation will be required by HR to support your request.  Personal medical information does not need to be shared directly with your manager or co-workers. 

Leave Policies Related to COVID-19

  • All available leave will be allowed during this time.  Additionally, employees may be able to request time from the institutional shared sick leave pool.  These requests should be submitted to Human Resources by emailing return2campus@kennesaw.edu 

Exposure to COVID-19

  • You should remind your coworker about the University’s guidelines and that they should report this information to their supervisor. If the employee has a confirmed case of COVID-19, they should report this information through the KSU self-reporting form found here.

    • You should not ask the employee health-related questions due to confidentiality and privacy laws.
    • Any employee who is ill should stay home and contact their health care provider. 
  • Persons who have had COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive may discontinue isolation when all of the below conditions are met:

    • At least 10 (ten) days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since the last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

    Persons who have NOT had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive and are under isolation may discontinue isolation when at least 10 (ten) days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have NOT subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test. 

  • Staff or faculty members who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should not come to work if:

    • If the staff or faculty member has been contacted by the Georgia Department of Public Health and has been advised/directed to self-quarantine due to close contact with anyone who has a confirmed COVID 19 diagnosis they should remain at home and follow DPH guidance. Faculty or staff members who begin to experience COVID 19 symptoms while at work should leave work and contact their supervisor and Human Resources.
    • If the staff or faculty member has been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, they should monitor their health for fever, cough and shortness of breath during the 14 days after the last day they were in close contact with the sick person with COVID-19. If the staff or faculty member that has been in close contact with a positive individual has been vaccinated, they may continue to come to campus as long as they remain without symptoms.  If they have not been vaccinated, they should not go to work or school and should avoid public places during their quarantine period.   While the CDC still recommends 14 days of quarantine for a person who has been identified as a close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives:
      • Quarantine can end after Day 10 without testing and if no symptoms have been reported during daily monitoring.
      • When diagnostic testing resources are sufficient and available, then quarantine can end after Day 7 if a diagnostic specimen tests negative and if no symptoms were reported during daily monitoring. The specimen may be collected and tested within 48 hours before the time of planned quarantine discontinuation (e.g., in anticipation of testing delays), but quarantine cannot be discontinued earlier than after Day 7.

     The Department of Public Health defines close contact as:

    • Living in the same household as a sick person with COVID-19;
    • Caring for a sick person with COVID-19;
    • Being within 6 feet of a sick person with COVID-19 for a total of 15 or more minutes in a 24-hour period; OR
    • Being in direct contact with secretions from a sick person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on, kissing, sharing utensils, etc.)

    If they do not meet any of the criteria above, the employee should return to work as scheduled and monitor for symptoms for 14 days.

  • Staff should notify HR if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 by completing the self reporting form, emailing HR at return2cmapus@kennesaw.edu or by calling 470-578-5889.  The COVID Response team will arrange for any needed deep cleaning of the impacted work area.   The KSU COVID Response Team, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), will determine if it is necessary to reach out directly to any employee who has come into close contact with the staff member who has tested positive. If determined to be necessary, the employee will be provided with specific instructions on testing and self-quarantining.  KSU will follow the direction of DPH if notified that an employee has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Employees diagnosed with COVID-19 must meet the CDC/DPH criteria regarding returning to work following a COVID-19 diagnosis before returning to campus. 

  • Faculty and staff should not come to campus if:

    • The staff or faculty member has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or;
    • The staff or faculty member has been contacted by the Georgia Department of Public Health and has been advised/directed to self-quarantine due to close contact with anyone outside the home who has a confirmed COVID 19 diagnosis. Faculty or staff members who begin to experience COVID 19 symptoms while at work should leave work and contact their supervisor and Human Resources.  
  • If an employee tests positive for COVID 19, they will be asked to provide a copy of the positive results when contacting the KSU COVID Response Team. A physician’s note is not required.

  • No. KSU follows the guidance from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health which states that persons who have had COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive may discontinue isolation when all of the conditions below are met:

    • At least 10 (ten) days have passed since symptoms first appeared AND
    • At least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications AND
    • Symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath) have improved

    Persons who have NOT had COVID-19 symptoms but tested positive and are under isolation may discontinue isolation when At least 10 (ten) days have passed since the date of the first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test assuming they have NOT subsequently developed symptoms since their positive test.

Testing

  • Testing for staff and faculty will continue to be provided on campus. Call 470.578.6644 to schedule a test at the Student Health Clinic. 

Cleaning Protocols

  • KSU cleaning protocols align with CDC and USG guidance. High-traffic/high-touch areas will be professionally cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day. Employees should wipe down equipment that is commonly used (e.g., copiers, printers, fax machines) before and after use.  Employees will be encouraged to clean their workstations daily. We will provide disinfectant and paper towels to each department. Cleaning supplies are limited and for office use ONLY.   

    Building Services will only be vacuuming private offices weekly and will not be entering private offices daily to empty trash and recycling bins.  Trash and recycling bins are being placed in central locations in each suite/building for self-service.  

  • You may discontinue the use of plexiglass in lower traffic areas at any time.   We will continue to utilize the plexiglass barriers in high traffic areas such as the Bursar’s Office, etc.  Please contact the Facilities Department for pick up at facilities@kennesaw.edu

 

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