Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

KCU continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and provide regular updates to you as the situation evolves. 
 
The public health guidance available at this time continues to emphasize not only good hygiene practices but also minimizing close contact among groups of people as a means of limiting the spread of COVID-19.  
 
While there are no campus-associated cases of COVID-19, we know there are confirmed cases in Kansas and Missouri, and we expect that there will be more. We are being proactive in an effort to prevent illness and continue the important work of the University. We understand that our policy guidelines will cause measurable disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. The safety of our campus community is always our top priority. Your cooperation and collaboration will help to ensure an appropriate response across our institution to this rapidly changing matter.
 
Effective immediately, we are transitioning to virtual instruction and suspending face-to-face instruction in all lectures, seminars, and other similar classroom settings through at least Tuesday, March 31. The campus will remain open and operational, but programs will transition to web-based instruction for all classes. Students will not be allowed on campus during this interim period.
 
Students will receive communications in the coming days from their respective programs as to expectations and the path forward. KCU will continue to deliver curriculum that meets the academic requirements of our programs.  
 
Employees and various departments across our campuses have already begun exploring ways to continue their efforts in a remote way. We are committed to providing the support necessary to help faculty and staff in this effort. Information Technology and Human Resources have created resources and tools for your use during this temporary measure.
 
While you are home, be aware of your health, particularly if you are a student or employee who has recently traveled to an endemic area or been exposed in some way.
 
It is important that we also take an opportunity to thank the KCU team for all of the preparatory and mitigating efforts during this challenging time. 
 
If you have any questions, please submit email to  covid-19.info@kcumb.edu .


Sincerely,