Kentucky State is open, but activities are heavily restricted.
New variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Kentucky
A new variant of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom has been confirmed in Kentucky, according to Governor Andy Beshear’s office. The variant is more aggressive and seemingly more contagious. 

As a result, Thorobreds should continue to be extra vigilant and consider doubling up on masks when you go out. Dr. Anthony Fauci told media outlets this week that wearing two masks instead of one is common sense, as it produces a more snug fit and reduces the amount of particles that enter or exit the mask. 

N95 masks are considered the gold standard, but KF94 masks are a good second choice. Cloth masks are also a good choice. As a reminder, masks are required on campus. 

In addition to good mask practices, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently, clean and sanitize your work and residential areas often, maintain social distancing of at least six feet and stay home if you don’t feel well. COVID-19 testing is available on campus and highly encouraged for members of the campus community.
Higher education personnel next up in distribution for COVID-19 vaccinations
According to the Council of Postsecondary Education (CPE), all personnel in higher education are classified as phase 1c along with other frontline essential workers as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kentucky is currently distributing to eligible members of phase 1b.

According to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Kentuckians within phase 1c can begin to register at regional vaccination sites on Jan 28. The sites will open the first week of February.
COVID-19 Updates

The central location for COVID-19 updates at Kentucky State University

BREDS Back on the Hill: A Safe Start to Spring 2021

Read the Kentucky State University reopening plan for Spring 2021. The comprehensive guidelines provide a blueprint for keeping the campus community safe and healthy.

Kentucky State University COVID-19 Communications Strategy

The Kentucky State University COVID-19 Communications Strategy provides valuable information about the University's phased reopening plan.

Your Campus and COVID-19: The Road Back

·    Every student and employee of our campus community must complete the mandatory Your Campus and COVID-19: The Road Back training. To begin training, please click here (detailed log-in instructions below).
·    Everyone on campus or reporting to campus must do the daily COVID-19 self-screening process
·    Every member of the campus community must also quarantine if they feel even slightly sick or show any symptoms related to COVID-19. 
All members of our campus community are responsible for COVID-19 safety. The actions we take will affect the lives of others and result in our own life or death. At Kentucky State University each person’s life, whether student, faculty or staff, is important. 
Failure to comply with the proper protocols can result in death, severe health problems, and the closure of our campus.
Please remain vigilant as we fight together against COVID-19. Do the right things!
To complete your mandatory training click here and please enter the credentials noted below: 
Username: Your KSU email address
Password: Kysu2021!
Everyone will be prompted by the system to reset their temporary password and set a security question. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources, human.resources@kysu.edu.
Wear a mask, protect others
COVID-19 Green and Gold Task Force members

Green Task Force (students)

Dr. Pernella Deams

Anthony Andrews
Sophia Ellis
Samantha Todd
Barbara Hayes
Kirk Miller
Walter Malone
Arlen Sims
Tiffany Brockington
Jacqueline Duvall
Shuo Han

Gold Task Force (employees)
Atty. Shuo Han

Candace Raglin
Will Reilly
Jason Keeler
Jasmin Thurman
Eric Robinson
Charles Holloway
Samantha Todd
Micah Glenn
Pernella Deams
Phillip Clay

Kentucky State University is updating its Emergency Alert system. Fill out the BRED Alerts form.
Questions or concerns?
Campus community members are encouraged to send COVID-19 questions and concerns to COVID19@kysu.edu or to the chair of your designated task force.