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Kent State University 'strongly' recommends face coverings despite vaccination status while indoors

Kent State
Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-29 13:07:12-04

KENT, Ohio — Following the latest guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kent State University is strongly recommending face coverings be worn by both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals when interacting with others indoors.

“Let’s do all we can to ensure a safe start to the fall semester by wearing a face covering when you are indoors and around others. If you are working alone in an office setting, you do not need to wear a face covering, and instructors who are in a classroom actively teaching may choose not to wear a face covering,” said Manfred van Dulmen, associate provost for academic affairs.

As part of the university’s prevention plan, all academic buildings on all campuses will have needlepoint bipolar ionization units to enhance air purifications and filtrations. This technology is helps purify indoor particles as well as inactivating up to 94% of the COVID-19 virus.

The university is reminding students and their families that COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost at the DeWeese Health Center on the Kent Campus.

University Health Services offers vaccines Monday through Friday, at varying hours between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. You can call 330-672-2322 to make an appointment.

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