Current UNK Covid-19 Guidance

Widespread vaccinations have proven to significantly reduce positive cases of COVID on campus and in the community. The University encourages students and employees to be fully vaccinated.  Student Health is providing vaccinations and boosters for students, staff and faculty. Contact Student Health for more information at 308-865-8218 or

To slow the spread of the virus and keep UNK safe, please comply with the following protocols:  

  • All UNK students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear a mask that covers the nose and mouth inside classrooms, labs and buildings. This mask policy will remain in effect through Feb. 5.
  • Individuals can work unmasked in offices if they are alone in a room.
  • Face masks are not required to be worn by on-campus residents when in their own rooms, people eating while seated at their tables and athletes during official practices and competitions.
  • Exceptions may be approved for students in learning situations where close contact is required and masks are not feasible. Examples include athletics, music and theatre. Contact for approval.
  • Those participating in university travel will be required to wear masks while in the vehicle with other people. 
  • People diagnosed with COVID-19 must be cleared by UNK’s Public Health Center before returning to campus activity. Those in contact with positive-tested or symptomatic individuals must contact the PHC at 308.865.8279 or and may be required to quarantine and be cleared by PHC before resuming campus activity.

New Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

UNK has changed its isolation and quarantine guidelines to match new guidelines set by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which now recommends a 5-day isolation period from the onset of COVID-19 symptoms instead of 10 days.

Quarantined students, faculty and staff must be fever free with improving symptoms before returning to campus and class on day 6. Those in isolation must have improving symptoms before returning on day 6.

All people returning from quarantine or isolation must wear a mask for five days everywhere on campus, until day 10.



UNK conference focuses on educational technology, post-COVID learning

UNK conference focuses on educational technology, post-COVID learning

The Tech EDGE Spring Conference includes 11 sessions covering a variety of digital learning and teaching topics, including instructional strategies, visual technologies, artificial intelligence, research and equity and inclusion. Read More...