Current UNK Pandemic Status: Phase 2

UNK’s Chancellor’s Cabinet reports that effective Friday, Sept. 25, UNK’s Pandemic response status moves to Phase 2. The number of active positive COVID-19 cases has remained flat or decreased in recent weeks. Personnel and students are reminded to remain diligent in wearing masks, distancing, self-screening and reporting symptoms. These are simple measures that are proving to be effective in controlling the spread on campus.

All students, employees and campus visitors are required to wear masks in all public and shared environments on campus. This includes classrooms regardless of spacing of individuals, offices where people work within six feet of each other, common areas, restrooms, elevators, outdoor spaces when separation is not possible, and University-provided group or mass transit.

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

  • Self-screen by using UNK’s #CampusClear App. If you have COVID symptoms or believe you need a test, call UNK’s Public Health Center at 308-865-8279 or email unkhealth@unk.edu.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid campus if you are sick and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces  
  • Events must be approved. Organizers must submit plans to UNK’s Event Approval Committee at least two weeks prior to the event.
  • No organizations or individuals may distribute food for fundraising purposes. All other food distribution must follow the terms of the UNK Dining Contract and other UNK policies
  • Self-serve and take-out meals will continue to be served by Dining Services and structured so Sodexo employees plate food rather than allow students to handle utensils.
  • Textbook areas at the Antelope Bookstore will be restricted to employees only. Staff will pull textbooks for students. Clothing and apparel displays will be spread out to reduce concentration of shoppers. Only 25 customers are allowed inside the store at one time.
  • Residence hall computer labs and community kitchens are now open. Facilities will provide cleaning supplies to allow students to disinfect those areas. 
  • People participating in university travel will be required to wear masks while in the vehicle with other people. UNK has restrictions on university-related international travel through Oct. 31. Faculty and staff may request an exception by contacting their dean or vice chancellor.
  • Residents will wear masks when in common areas of all campus residence halls.
  • Residents living in CTW, CTE, Men’s, Mantor, Randall, URS or URN residence halls may have up to 3 total guests in their rooms. Residents in Village Flats, Antelope or Nester halls may have up to 6 total guests in their suites or apartment common areas. Guests must wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose in all public and shared environments while in the residence halls and apartments. This includes common areas, restrooms, elevators, hallways and lobbies. This includes outside areas when a 6-foot distance cannot be maintained. 

The welfare and safety of our community during this time is primary concern. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, UNK has established a series of policies and best practices that serve as a road map for students, faculty, staff and guests on campus. Please familiarize yourself and comply with the plan here: UNK COVID-19 plan 

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