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Kent Wired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Effective April 19, masks are not required on PARTA buses.

“No Mask, No Problem” says PARTA bus company

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 26, 2022

Face coverings are no longer required for riders or bus drivers on Portage Area Regional Transportation Authority buses or at its transit center in downtown Kent, following a federal court ruling Monday. U.S....

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...

Silver fork in plate mixed salad fresh vegetable seasoned with olive oils closeup. Raw food vegetarian in modern society popular concept.

Two dead from Listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads, CDC says

Amanda Sealy CNN February 4, 2022

(CNN) -- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Listeria outbreak linked to Dole packaged salads that has resulted in two deaths.The outbreak has also sickened 17 people...

Kent State COVID-19 vaccine exemptions as of Oct. 29. 2021. 

Kent State’s COVID-19 plan for the 2022 spring semester

Haley Kisling Reporter December 6, 2021

Kent State is planning for a full array of in-person classes where faculty can meet with students, testing for unvaccinated individuals will take place and people will have to still wear masks inside. “Those...

Crawford Building

Crawford Building

A rendering of Crawford Hall, what will be the new building for the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, formerly known as the College of Business Administration. The Kent State...

President Todd Diacon sent an email press release requiring vaccinations for student, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses. 

Kent State announces COVID-19 vaccine requirement, plans for December deadline

Emma Andrus Reporter August 27, 2021

A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students, faculty and staff at all Kent State campuses will be phased in over the fall semester, according to an email sent by President Todd Diacon Friday.“As the delta...

Kent State is encouraging anyone who is eligible to be vaccinated to do so.

KSU fall 2021 COVID-19 preparations

Alexandra Golden Reporter May 14, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to Kent State and many of the safety precautions will continue into the fall. KSU and the city of Kent will be working together to ensure safety for residents...

KSUs DeWeese Health Center.

KSU to resume vaccines after 2-week pause

Ethan Cohen April 28, 2021

Kent State announced that it’s resuming COVID-19 vaccinations at the DeWeese Health Center April 30. Both the Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccine will be offered to all university students, faculty...

Porthouse theatre

Porthouse Theatre to host full summer 2021 season

Lindsey Vlasic Reporter April 25, 2021

Kent State’s professional theater, Porthouse Theatre, will host a full season this summer. The season will take place in-person in compliance with the Flashes Safe Eight and state guidelines. “We...

Senior nursing student Courtney Shutt administers the first dose of the Moderna vaccine to senior sport administration major Ginny Weavill on March 30, 2021. Following April 13’s recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to pause the administration of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, Kent State paused the distribution of this vaccine to students, which began April 8. 

Kent State to pause all distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines

Sara CrawfordOpinion editor April 13, 2021

Kent State is postponing all distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to recommendations by the CDC and FDA.This decision follows the announcement from the CDC and FDA stating they are currently...

Screenshots of an email sent to KSU faculty explaining the plan for 3-foot distancing.

Petition against 3-foot distancing circles around Kent State students

Ethan Cohen and Olivia Perry Reporters April 9, 2021

Updates to the COVID-19 safety guidelines changes distancing requirements from six feet to three feet and are met with mixed opinions as KSU prepares for fall semester registration.An email was sent to...

Maria Lyttle (left) and boyfriend Canon Lamb (right, another member of her spring break group) on vacation last year.

A look into Kent State students’ plans for spring break

Jessica Ames and Madisyn Woodring Reporters April 8, 2021

Visions of tall palm trees, white sand beaches and clear blue skies fill the mind of senior business management major Maria Lyttle as she dreams about what her spring break will entail this year. “I...

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