KENT, Ohio — Kent State University announced to students Monday that all university-sponsored events, meetings and gatherings of more than 10 people on campus must be held virtually. This announcement comes after the university reported 12 new coronavirus cases for the week of Aug. 24.
The university said this does not affect classes. The delivery mode of all in-person courses will remain the same.
"This is a precautionary and proactive measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to continue to maximize our opportunity to remain together on campus and learn in person. Currently, there is a small number of positive cases related to the Kent Campus. Implementing stricter measures now will lower the possibility of further spread," the university said in a statement to students.
The university also launched a dashboard where it will update new coronavirus cases each day. Click here to view the dashboard.
Anyone who needs assistance rescheduling their event to a virtual format can contact the University Events and Conference Services at email@example.com or 330-372-3202.
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