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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

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 May 23 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...

Covid numbers continue to rise as semester closes out

Isabella Schreck, Reporter April 28, 2022

Covid-19 numbers on campus are up by 42 percent, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard. There were 44 covid-19 cases reported on Kent State’s main campus the week of April 17. A total...

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...

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,...

Redshirt freshman forward VonCameron Davis (1) dribbles the ball towards the net during the mens basketball game on Nov. 30, 2021. Kent State beat Point Park University 107-41.

Men’s basketball game against Cleveland State canceled

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 17, 2021

The Kent State men’s basketball game against Cleveland State University has been canceled after positive COVID-19 cases within the Viking’s program. The game was set to be played on Tuesday in a doubleheader...

Senior forward Luisa Knapp moves the ball during a Kent State field hockey match.

Coming to America: How Kent State field hockey has created an international atmosphere

Jacob Hansen Reporter December 15, 2021

Freshman Jersey Hasenbos had graduated from high school in the Netherlands before she had even heard of Kent State or thought about playing field hockey in the United States.  Now she’s an up-and-coming...

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...

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...

Where to get a COVID-19 booster shot in Kent

Natalia Hernandez Maceira Reporter December 4, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots are now available to everyone 18 years or older. There are several locations in Kent which provide the COVID-19 booster shot, such as:DeWeese Health Center, 1500 Eastway Dr.University...

Head coach Sean Lewis rings the Starner Victory Bell to celebrate the Kent State Football team beating Miami University and advancing to the MAC championship.

49 years in the making: A Kent State football MAC Championship preview

Jimmy Oswald Sports Editor December 2, 2021

It has been 49 years since the Kent State football team won its first and only MAC Championship. The Flashes came close in 2012, winning their first East Division title and advancing to the MAC Championship...

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 14: A registered nurse stirs a nasal swab in testing solution after administering a COVID-19 test at Sameday Testing on July 14, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. COVID-19 cases are on the rise in most states as the highly transmissible Delta variant has become the dominant strain in the United States. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

First confirmed US case of Omicron coronavirus variant detected in California

 (CNN) -- The United States' first confirmed case of the Omicron coronavirus variant has been identified in California, according to a source familiar.The World Health Organization designates Omicron...

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