Current UNK Pandemic Status: Phase 1

Chancellor’s Cabinet reports that effective Monday, Nov. 30, UNK’s COVID-19 pandemic response status moves to Phase I. All students, employees and campus visitors are required to wear masks in all public and shared spaces on campus. This includes classrooms, 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 I protocols:  

  • 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. Meetings and events on campus are limited to 25% of room / venue capacity.

  • No visitors are allowed in any UNK residence hall. However, two visitors per resident will be allowed to help move students in or out of campus housing. Those guests must wear a mask in all public and shared spaces while in the residence halls.

  • No organizations or individuals may distribute food for fundraising purposes. Food distribution for entertainment or other purposes must follow terms of the UNK Dining Contract and other UNK policies.

  • Textbook areas at the Antelope Bookstore are restricted to employees only. Staff will pull textbooks for students. Only 10 customers are allowed inside the store at one time.

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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‘God didn’t want me yet’: UNK employee Kenny Van Horn recovering from COVID-19

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‘God didn’t want me yet’: UNK employee Kenny Van Horn recovering from COVID-19

Van Horn spent a total of 60 days at CHI Health Good Samaritan, including three weeks in the intensive care unit. “COVID completely wiped him out,” his wife Patty said. "It attacks so many different parts of the body that you don’t even realize.”

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