Jun 09, 2021 8:11 PM

COVID-19 restrictions are easing at K-State

Posted Jun 09, 2021 8:11 PM

By WIBW TV

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State University will continue to phase out COVID-19 protocols.

Kansas State University says as it rolls into summer, it continues to adapt to circumstances dictated by COVID-19. It said this includes updating guidance to support its plan to move to phase out at the beginning of August and return to a largely in-person fall semester. Recently, it said it announced changes to its face covering and social distancing policies and it is now pleased to announce the next series of updates to its COVID guidance.

According to K-State, gathering limits will be lifted for all events and activities, indoors and outdoors, effective June 14. It said indoor gatherings can be held at full capacity, including work, classroom and research spaces.

K-State said in-person interviews will also resume on June 14. It said search committees can decide if they will use virtual or in-person interviews. It said candidates that are unvaccinated and travel from high-risk areas as identified by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are required to comply with the 10-day quarantine guidelines. It said committees are required to provide a consistent interview format for all candidates and a candidate should not be placed at a disadvantage should they not be able to participate in an in-person interview.

  1. In addition to Lafene Health Center and university shuttles, the Center for Child Development is a setting where masking requirements remain in effect.
  2. Individual labs, classrooms and other learning spaces, department or unit offices and individual offices may not be designated by individuals as spaces where face coverings are required. Employees who have concerns regarding health conditions may work with the university ADA coordinator regarding accommodations.
  3. Laboratories, where face coverings were designated as required PPE prior to the pandemic, may continue to require face coverings.