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.
Effective July 15, University System of Georgia institutions will require all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear an appropriate face covering inside campus facilities/buildings. KSU will provide all students, faculty and staff a branded cloth mask for use on campus
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 will be cleaned multiple times per day. Faculty, staff and students will be 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. In response, we will be providing a KSU-branded cloth mask to every student, faculty and staff on both campuses.
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 will be available on both the Marietta and Kennesaw campuses.
COVID-19 Health Helpline
Beginning August 10, if you are experiencing a fever or COVID-19 symptoms, please call KSU's COVID-19 Health Helpline at 470-578-6644, and then choose option 1 for directions about what to do next. Please do not go to the Student Health Clinic without calling first. If a medical emergency occurs on campus (e.g., difficulty breathing), contact Public Safety at 470-578-6666.
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.