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Kent Wired

Kent State reinstates indoor mask requirement at Cuyahoga County campuses

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 27, 2022

All Kent State-affiliated locations within Cuyahoga County will have an indoor face mask requirement due to a “high” community level designation for COVID-19, according to an email sent by the university...

Mask mandate is back at Kent State’s Ashtabula campus

Kennedy Gotham, Reporter May 23, 2022

Kent State’s Ashtabula campus announced it will be requiring masks to be worn indoors on its campus. The university also said masks are not required when working alone in a confined space such as...

Kent State removes weekly COVID-19 testing requirement for unvaccinated individuals

Zaria Johnson, Editor-in-chief March 15, 2022

Kent State University will no longer require weekly COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff according to a Thursday email press release from Chief University Physician Lisa Dannemiller...

University relaxes mask mandate, with masks still required in classrooms and select campus locations

Alexandra Golden and Zaria Johnson March 3, 2022

Effective immediately, masks are still required on Kent State’s campuses during scheduled classes, labs and studios. Masks will also be required at DeWeese Health Center, on PARTA buses and in the...

Free masks available to those in Kent

Madeleine Majikas, Reporter February 21, 2022

Residents of Kent are able to protect themselves and slow the spread of COVID-19 with free masks around the city. Government initiatives have given residents access to free N95 and KN95 masks in pharmacies...

The Visit Healthcare testing center at Eastway is one of several walkup COVID-19 testing centers on campus. Feb. 4, 2022.

Kent State to freeze registration of students not in compliance with vaccine mandate

Owen MacMillan Digital Content Manager February 5, 2022

Starting next semester, Kent State University will place a registration hold on any student who has not been fully vaccinated or been granted an exemption.The university’s vaccine mandate has been in...

As of Dec. 20, all Kent State students, faculty and staff were required to be vaccinated unless they received an approved exemption. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Kent State releases COVID-19 vaccination rates for all campuses

Joshua Bailey Reporter February 4, 2022

In an email sent to the Kent State community, President Todd Diacon addressed vaccination rates and where the university stands in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I can say without hesitation that...

Kent State COVID-19 cases increased after the spring semester began. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Spring semester begins with fewer on-campus COVID-19 cases than fall

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor January 27, 2022

  Kent State reported 161 positive COVID-19 cases on campus for the week of Jan. 16, 2022. As students return for the spring semester, the number of cases are slightly lower than the end of...

Kent State COVID-19 cases increased after the spring semester began. The university updates the Coronavirus Dashboard weekly.

Spring semester begins with fewer on-campus COVID-19 cases than fall

Alexandra Golden Assigning Editor January 27, 2022

Kent State reported 161 positive COVID-19 cases on campus for the week of Jan. 16, 2022.  As students return for the spring semester, the number of cases are slightly lower than the end of the fall semester,...

Kent State university announces COVID-19 plan for spring semester

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 13, 2021

Kent State University announced its COVID-19 plans for the 2022 spring semester in an email to students, faculty and staff Monday.Face coverings will still be required in all university buildings. It is...

Lisa Dannemiller, Kent State’s interim chief university physician, explains how booster shots work.Courtesy of Kent State University

COVID-19 booster shot available for everyone 18 and older

Haley Kisling Reporter December 12, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the expansion for booster shots for everyone ages 18 and older that have received their full COVID-19 vaccine.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

The COVID-19 vaccine registration is through Med+Proctor. Kent States vaccine deadline is Dec. 20.

Register your COVID-19 vaccination card using Med+Proctor by the Dec. 20 deadline

Haley Kisling Reporter November 11, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine registration begins before the Dec. 20 deadline. Kent State’s students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 20.  At your first COVID-19...

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