Kentucky State is open, but activities are heavily restricted.
Breds, stay safe this Labor Day weekend
A thank you is in order to the campus community for being Thorobred Strong and keeping campus safe by following BREDS Back on the Hill, wearing a mask outside of your room and around campus and, in general, adhering to COVID-19 guidelines. 

As you know, no classes will be held Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. It is our hope that everyone will remain on campus, but if you plan to travel, be Thoro and stay safe. Take every precaution you have learned and practiced on campus with you if you decide to travel over the Labor Day holiday. 

As a reminder, wear a face covering while in public or around others, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing and monitor yourself for symptoms. If you feel sick or develop COVID-19 symptoms while traveling, contact your healthcare provider. 

Prior to your return to campus, you are required to fill out the COVID-19 Self-reporting Travel Form. The Kentucky Department for Public Health issued a travel advisory with the recommendation of a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who visit any state reporting a positive testing rate of 15 percent or higher. It is recommended to use extra precaution traveling to states reporting a positive testing rate of 10 percent or higher. 

States with a current positive testing rate of 15 percent or higher are: 

  • Alabama
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Nevada

Thorobreds, you have worked hard to keep each other safe. Let’s stay the course over the holiday weekend. Stay vigilant. If you decide to travel, continue practicing what you’ve learned and practiced on campus for the duration of your time away.
COVID-19 Safety Week
is extended and underway
Back by popular demand and made possible by campus compliance with COVID-19 guidelines, COVID-19 Safety Week is underway until Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

As President Brown and University officials have expressed, the campus community should continue to do things the Bred Way and adhere to guidelines and healthy practices. 

Everyone that enters the Kentucky State campus is responsible for the health of one another. Everyone that sets foot on these historic and hallowed grounds must be wholly committed to the effort to limit the spread of the virus. Continue to look out for one another and make choices that serve the public good. 

As a reminder, we ask that you — wear a face covering while on campus, wash your hands frequently, practice social distancing of six feet or more, monitor your symptoms and complete the daily screening process, and if you are sick stay home or in your residence hall. If your symptoms get worse, contact your healthcare provider or go to the emergency room. If you test positive, please call (502) 507-6271.

Campus compliance with the mandatory EduRisk training is required before restarting in-person activities. Click here for more information on the mandatory training

Students may receive COVID-19 testing at any point during the extended COVID-19 Safety Week. To receive testing, students must contact Health Services at (502) 597-6277.
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.