Kentucky State is open, but activities are heavily restricted.
As public health experts predicted, cases of COVID-19 are on the rise as we head into the winter. As a result, Kentucky State University has moved to a red operational alert status and will maintain this status until more Kentucky counties begin to move out of the red zone (25 or more average daily cases per 100,000 people). 

For students, a red operational alert status means:

  • Instructional will be nearly all virtual except for select clinicals and labs
  • In-person campus life activities are not permitted
  • Shared spaces are open only to support on-campus students and staff

For employees, a red operational alert status means: 

  • Only essential staff report to work on campus
  • Only those who support essential operations are permitted on campus
  • Research restrictions are in effect
  • Visitor access is restricted

For counties in the red zone, Gov. Andy Beshear has recommended limiting non-essential travel. Don’t go to the grocery unless it’s necessary. Telework if possible. Stay at home as much as possible.  

Breds have risen to the occasion and have helped stop the spread. However, the work is not done. We must continue to protect each other, especially now. 

  • Wear a mask
  • Practice social distancing of at least six feet
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, eyes, face
  • Sanitize often
  • Get tested

President Brown is recommending all students be tested before returning home for Thanksgiving for the safety of their families and themselves. Schedule your test today via Health Services by calling (502) 597-6271.

Don’t forget to attend the virtual For The Record Town Hall Friday at 1 p.m. Topics include residence life, academics, operations, COVID-19 and more. The Zoom meeting ID is 997 6290 5933. The passcode is 974681. For The Record questions may be sent to townhall@kysu.edu

Finally, don’t forget to exercise your right to vote. All registered Kentucky voters are eligible for early in-person voting. If you requested an absentee ballot in Kentucky, you can’t vote in person unless your ballot doesn’t arrive by October 28. If you vote in person, don’t forget to bring an acceptable form of ID. Absentee voters must have their vote postmarked by Nov. 3. Election officials are urging voters to not procrastinate in this election to minimize the likelihood of large crowds on Election Day. 

Stay safe, Breds. Make your voice heard and vote. Check out the For The Record Town Hall Friday.
COVID-19 Updates

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

BREDS Back on the Hill: A Safe Start to Fall 2020

Read the Kentucky State University reopening plan for Fall 2020. 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

As part of Kentucky State’s University’s effort to remain safe during these unique times and in compliance with federal and state guidelines/recommendations; we want to ensure that you are aware of all health and safety precautions regarding the return back to campus. Therefore, we present: Your Campus and COVID-19: The Road Back, our new mandatory online training course. This interactive course will:

– Explore some of the challenges associated with, and strategies for approaching, reopening colleges and schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.


– Learn more about COVID-19 and what faculty, staff, and students should expect, and do, as in-person operations resume

Again, we want to equip everyone by making you alert and mindful of the essential precautions, thereby, safeguarding our beloved campus. Please ensure that this mandatory course is completed PRIOR to your return on campus. To begin training, please click here.

Please enter you login credentials:


Username: Your Kentucky State or primary/preferred email address

New Student Password: Ksu2020! (newly enrolled students only)

Returning Student Password: Password that was created in 2019. If you did not complete the training in 2019, your temporary password is KSU123 (If you have forgotten your password, please “click” forgot password to reset)


Username: Your Kentucky State email address

Password: The previous password you created for EduRisk (if you have forgotten the password, please “click” forgot password and follow the prompts)

The first time you log in, the system will prompt you to reset your temporary password and set a security question. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact https://portalhelp.ue.org/ or the University’s Training and Development Manager Chiffon.Robinson1@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

Gold Task Force (employees)
Dr. Rachelle Johnson

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

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.