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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.