COVID-19 Response


The health and safety of our campus communities continue to be a top priority here at KCU. The university's Health and Safety Committee leads the efforts in mitigating risks associated with COVID-19, and provides this website as a consolidated resource for information about the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have tested positive for or suspect you may have any respiratory illness like Covid-19, flu or RSV,  please observe the following guidelines.

    • Phase 1 - Stay home until both your fever resolves for 24 hours and your symptoms improve.
      • This time period is when you are most contagious.
      • Not all infections result in a fever, so pay close attention to other symptoms such as cough, muscle aches, etc.
      • Symptom improvement means you no longer feel ill, you can get through your daily routine just as you did before you were ill, and any remaining symptoms, such as a cough or runny nose, have been very mild, or infrequent over the last 24 hours.
    • Phase 2: Use caution by adding additional preventative strategies for five days after your symptoms have resolved
      • This is important because people remain contagious beyond the “stay-at-home” period.
      • Additional precautions include steps for cleaner airhygiene, masksphysical distancing, and/or testing when you will be around other people indoors.
      • If you develop a fever or you start to feel worse after you have gone back to normal activities, stay home and away from others again until, for at least 24 hours, both are true: your symptoms are improving overall, and you have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication). Then take added precaution for the next 5 days.
    • For additional information and resources, please use the following link:

Respiratory Virus Guidance (