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Kent State University establishes COVID Response Team in plan for fall semester

Kent State
Posted at 2:34 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 14:34:26-04

KENT, Ohio — As Kent State University plans to head back to campus for the fall semester, the school is taking steps to ensure the safety and health of students and staff. One of those measures included the creation of a COVID Response Team.

The COVID Response team, located at DeWeese Health Center, will be responsible for managing COVID-19-related information and procedures in regards to testing, isolation and quarantine situations, Kent State said.

The team is being led by the university’s chief physician and includes a coordinator, nurses, and expert public health staff, according to Kent State.

Students and staff who are exposed to, diagnosed with or show symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to contact the COVID Response Team.

Kent State has designated a space on campus for students living in residence halls to isolate if they are diagnosed with the virus.

Students will also be able to schedule telemedicine visits with a clinician to order COVID-19 tests, even those who are asymptomatic, the school said.

To learn more about Kent State’s COVID Response Team, click here.