Weekly Check-In | Aug. 28, 2020
In order to keep our campus residents up-to-date on policy changes and information regarding COVID-19, we'll be sending weekly emails throughout the fall semester.

Please feel free to contact a member of our staff if you have questions or concerns. At the bottom of this message you'll find a list of helpful resources.
In consideration of the current status of COVID-19 on campus and with the intention of continuing to be able to have in-person classes, the decision has been made to extend the current guests and visitors policy indefinitely.

The Policy
You can have residents from within your residence hall in your room but no guests or visitors are allowed from other halls or off campus. Even for residents from within the building, the following rules apply:

  • Residents from within the hall can be in rooms other than their own from 8 a.m. to midnight Sunday-Thursday and 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • The number of people in a room cannot exceed double the typical assignment level of the room. So if you are in a two-person room, the max number of people would be four.

Face Covering
Overall, students in the residence halls have done an exceptional job of following the COVID-19 guidelines. Face covering compliance and social distancing has been very good with only a handful of issues. We appreciate this and ask residents to continue to make these good choices to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. 

One area that could use improvement is eating in groups. While it’s acceptable for groups of students to eat together, please practice maintaining a 6-foot distance as much as possible since you are without a face covering while eating. We have also, on occasion, observed lines to enter the dining center where 6 feet is difficult to maintain. Face covering observance in those situations has been excellent, but we do recommend that if the line for the dining center is a bit long, please step outside and wait a few minutes to enter. Staggering the times you eat also may help, as well as making sure you are considering all the options you could use, such as the Kramer Meadowlark Room for dinner Monday-Friday, Cornerstone Café at Wefald for lunch, or Fast Track in the K-State Student Union for lunch and dinner. The options are available Monday-Friday. View our Campus Dining Guide for more information.
This week, Housing and Dining Services deployed wrist temperature scanners at the dining centers to give students an easy way to monitor their temperature each day. These will be set up at entrances and are required for entry into the dining centers during selected meal times.

The temperature scanners are turned on via motion recognition in front of the device and then you simply place your wrist near the reader on the right hand side. You will get an instant result of your current temperature.

If you happen to have a temperature above 100.4 degrees, you should step out of line for three minutes and then re-test your temperature. If it reads above 100.4 degrees a second time, please ask the checker to call a dining services manager to assist you, then return to your room and contact Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544 to discuss your fever and get advice from a health professional on what you should do. You may see these same scanners at the K-State Student Union and the K-State Rec Center.
The new Link Scooters on campus appear to be a hit! We’re glad you're enjoying them. One request we have is that you refrain from parking them in front of building entrances, on narrow sidewalks or on curb cut ramps. This blocks the path for students who may use a wheelchair as well as golf carts and gators that our staff have to drive on sidewalks. We appreciate you being mindful of this need.

Campus life can be stressful, especially when class assignments and tests intensify as the semester continues. Don’t forget you have access to awesome resources on campus!