Kentucky State University will require masks indoors

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – To ensure the health and safety of unvaccinated members of the campus community and upon the recommendation of the Green and Gold Task Force and Student Health Services, indoor masking is required at Kentucky State University, the administration announced Friday.

As the beginning of the fall semester quickly approaches and the Delta variant spreads throughout the Commonwealth, nation and world, campus community members are encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not already done so, the universaity said in a statement.

Testing and vaccinations are available to the campus community Monday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at William Exum Center.

“We are so excited to return to campus in person. I highly encourage everyone who hasn’t done so to get vaccinated so we can remain in person and keep campus in the green or gold operational alert status,” Kentucky State University Acting President Clara Ross Stamps said.

The entire campus workforce has returned to in-person operation to fully support the needs of Kentucky State students. Faculty will return to campus for Fall 2021 Encampment and back to the classroom Aug. 14.

Transmission of COVID-19 is high virtually all across the Commonwealth. To see the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker to determine virus spread in your area, click here.

The CDC recently recommended that all people, whether vaccinated or not, continue to wear masks indoors.

Masks are especially important in areas where transmission is high.

While masks are required indoors at Kentucky State for all campus community members and visitors, those living and working at Kentucky State are also strongly encouraged to mask indoors off campus to continue the widespread efforts to protect the campus community.

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