Health and Safety
Kennesaw State University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work and learning environment for all students, faculty and staff. As such, we are adhering to health and safety guidelines set forth by the Georgia Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, under guidance from the University System of Georgia.
We encourage you to self-monitor each day for symptoms and remain at home or in your residence hall room if you feel sick. If you are experiencing symptoms or have questions about COVID-19, please call 470-578-6644 to speak to a medical professional. Students can also schedule a testing appointment online by visiting the Student Health Services website. 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.
KSU has partnered with Wellstar Health System to provide diagnostic testing for Covid-19 for all students, faculty and staff. Testing for the spring semester is available on both the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses.
To report that you have tested positive for COVID-19, please complete the COVID-19 self-reporting.
All University System of Georgia institutions require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering inside campus facilities/buildings.
KSU has established a rigorous protocol for classrooms, labs, food service areas, residence halls and office buildings. These plans adhere to CDC guidelines and use EPA-approved disinfectants. Most areas of campus are being cleaned multiple times per day. Faculty, staff and students have been provided with supplies to clean their desks and workstations in between use. Additional training has been provided to custodial staff, University Dining staff, Housing & Residence Life (HRL) staff as well as athletics training staff. Custodial staff also have allotted greater time to focus on high-touch, high-traffic areas. In addition, guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and the CDC indicates that masks are an effective strategy in limiting the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
If you have any illness – common cold, flu, cough – please stay home and take care of yourself until you are better. If you are experiencing symptoms of the coronavirus:
- Students should contact Student Health Services at (470) 578-6644.
- Faculty and staff should contact their primary care physician.