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.
Current University Status
Based on the current COVID-19 Community Level and the sustained trend of low COVID Community Levels in our surrounding areas, masks are now optional in all settings including for all Score 1, mock clinical and/or simulated patient events.
- Anyone who wants to wear a mask during these or any other event should feel encouraged to do so.
- Masks will remain available where and whenever possible for those who still choose to wear a mask despite not being required to do so.
- Masking is required for any student, SP, faculty or staff member who feels sick but does not yet have COVID-19 test results per CDC isolation precautions and guidelines.
- When any of these events are taking place in an environment where masks are still required, the policy of the facility and/or community partner will take precedence.
- We will continue to monitor conditions, and revisit masking guidelines in the future as warranted.
- We are seeing moderate increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in our surrounding communities presenting an increasing risk to all faculty, staff and students as we begin the semester.
- Due to the increased infectiousness of the most recent variants, it is critically important that if you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with COVID that you get tested using any of the resources listed below.
- Your willingness to continue to play your part in protecting our community is allowing us to continue to stay operational with as little disruption as possible.
- Masks are only required during Score 1/clinical events and during mock clinical events that include simulated patients.
- Anyone who wants to wear a mask in addition to the events listed above should feel encouraged to do so.
- We will continue to track the number of positive cases on campus and impact in our surrounding communities and use that information to adjust policies as necessary.
- Please be mindful that individuals will be at varying degrees of comfort.
COVID-19 Testing, Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines
- Get tested if you have symptoms.
- If you test positive to COVID-19 or suspect that you may have COVID-19 and are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, please observe the latest Quarantine and Isolation guidelines from the CDC.
- Please complete the KCU COVID Intake Form if you test positive.
- You can find Community-Based Testing Sites in your area using the link here.
Vaccinations and Boosters
- Now is the time to get your COVID booster if you are eligible to do so.
- If it has been more than 5 months since you completed your two-dose primary series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, please consider getting a booster.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Get answers to frequently asked questions and bust myths about vaccines.
- The best way of preventing disruptions to your academic journey due to complications of a COVID-19 infection is to get and remain up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.