Kentucky State is open, but activities are heavily restricted.
More than 9,000 have died in Kentucky
due to COVID-19
Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear updated the Commonwealth recently, reporting more than 9,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. Kentucky is averaging 37 COVID-related deaths per day. Beshear reported an overall decline in cases and hospitalizations, but urged Kentuckians to remain vigilant to stop the spread. 

“In the emergency room, we’re packed full. There are days when there are 20 to 30 people out in the lobby waiting for a bed. We’re trying our best to prioritize the patients that need to be seen,” said Rebecca Harper, RN, emergency room nurse at KDMC in a press release from the governor. “People are not getting vaccinated for COVID, they’re not social distancing and not wearing their mask and they’re coming in sicker than I’ve ever seen before. It’s emotionally draining when you see people that are young, that you know would’ve lived a full life if they just made a different decision and maybe would’ve gotten the vaccine. People who look at you and are smothering essentially, and they literally say, ‘If I could’ve done anything differently, I would’ve gotten the vaccine.’”

As always, masks are required in classrooms and all indoor spaces at Kentucky State University regardless of vaccination status. If PPE is needed for classrooms, please submit a request to COVID19@kysu.edu.
Wild Health vaccination and
testing dates
Wild Health will provide testing and vaccinations on campus on the following dates:

Monday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
William Exum Center 

Monday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
William Exum Center 
COVID-19 Updates

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

BREDS Against the Spread: A Safe Start to Fall 2021

Read the Kentucky State University reopening plan for Fall 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.

Mandatory COVID-19 training for all campus community members

Kentucky State University is using Vector LMS, Higher Education Edition to offer training courses online for your convenience.

  • Every student and employee of our campus community must complete the mandatory “Coronavirus 103-Managing Stress and Anxiety/ Coronavirus 108-The Basics of Vaccines” 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 in this environment are life and death decisions. 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:

If you are a Student, click the following link: https://kysustudents-ky.safecolleges.com/login

If you are an Employee, click the following link: https://kysu-ky.safecolleges.com/login

You will be required to enter a username and password in order to access your training.
Enter your Username: Kendra.Herve@kysu.edu
Enter your password: Your password is the first five letters of your username (all lowercase).

If you need to reset your password, please click the Forgot Login button on the login page and enter your email address to receive a Password Reset Email from Vector LMS.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Human Resources, human.resources@kysu.edu.

The hyperlink for the training platform is https://kysu-ky.safecolleges.com/.
Wear a mask, protect others
Wild Health vaccination and testing dates

Monday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
William Exum Center 

Monday, Nov. 13
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
William Exum Center 
COVID-19 Green and Gold Task Force members

Green and Gold Task Force

Dr. Pernella Deams
Atty. Shuo Han
Danielle Barber
Tiffany Brockington
Phillip Clay
Micah Glenn
Hannah Hale
Barbara Hayes
Charles Holloway
Candace Raglin
Wilfred Reilly
Eric Robinson
Jason Robinson
Arlen Sims
Samantha Todd

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.