What is social distancing?
"Social distancing" is a term used by public health officials to describe a best practice recommendation to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious virus like coronavirus (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has referenced social distancing as one of the best strategies in preventing the spread of COVID-19 by reducing the opportunities for close contact between people. KSU is taking the following actions to encourage social distancing:
- Beginning on Wednesday, March 18, delivering all classes remotely until further notice;
- Where feasible, coordinating telecommuting options for employees;
- Cancelling all events that are not able to be held virtually until after April 6th at the earliest; and
- Suspending all non-essential university-related travel.
Additionally, KSU encourages students, faculty, and staff to practice social distancing by:
- Limiting in-person meetings by using telephone/conference calls, email, and videoconferencing as much as possible;
- Keeping at least six feet between yourself and another person in all public places; and
- Avoiding close contact, including handshakes and hugging.