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Kent State amends mask mandate amid changes to safety protocol

Fully vaccinated Kent State students, faculty and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors on any Kent campuses, according to new changes in university health and safety practices released...

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...

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...

A description of Phase 2D of vaccine distribution.

COVID-19 vaccination waitlists keep doses from going to waste

Ethan Cohen Reporter March 26, 2021

“Right now it’s so difficult to know when you’re going to get scheduled or if your first appointment might be in Medina or be an hour, an hour and a half away,” said Joan Seidel, Kent city health...

Two weeks after last vaccination those individuals are considered fully vaccinated.

New CDC guidelines for vaccinated individuals

Alexandra Golden Reporter March 11, 2021

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated on March 8. Being fully vaccinated differs depending on the vaccine the person received, according...

This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. The nation is poised to get a third vaccine against COVID-19, but health officials are concerned that at first glance the Johnson & Johnson shot may not be seen as equal to other options from Pfizer and Moderna. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine gets official recommendation from CDC

Jen Christensen, CNN March 1, 2021

(CNN) -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccine advisers voted Sunday to recommend the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for the US, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky almost immediately...

OPINION: What is an expert nowadays?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer February 23, 2021

What’s the best case for what makes someone an expert and someone not an expert in something? We could say that physically Lebron James is a basketball expert or Bennet Omalu is an expert in neurology...

OPINION: Why the lockdown may be doing more harm than good

Ross McDonnell Opinion writer October 30, 2020

First things first: the coronavirus is absolutely a real virus that can be deadly.  You will never hear me try to say it’s not. Second, you will not read anything in this particular column imploring...

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Should you be sanitizing your shoes?

Shelby Reeves Reporter April 26, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise, people are working to protect themselves from the virus. From wearing face masks to social distancing, stopping the spread of this virus is on everyone’s mind. But false...

KentWired staff interviews President Diacon, Thursday Feb. 13, 2020.

Diacon discusses university finances, outlook amid coronavirus pandemic

KentWired Staff April 16, 2020

Editor’s note: This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. KW: To get started with talking about finances, looking forward after COVID-19 or as it continues to progress, what’s the type...

Kent State Florence held a conference about the coronavirus at the Palazzo Vettori on Feb. 26, 2020. 

Kent State Florence to send students back to US

With the rise to a Level 3 Travel Health Notice by the Centers for Disease Control, Kent State is requiring all students to return to the U.S. due to the increase of the coronavirus crisis in Italy.The...

Why should students get the flu shot?

Shelby Reeves Reporter February 24, 2020

During class, the girl next to you sniffles and wipes her nose, the guy behind you coughs and someone on the other side of the room lets out a sneeze. Germs are all around us, especially while in college....

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