Staying Safe - Summer Term 2021

 

 

The University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff to campus for Summer Term 2021 and the beginning of a new academic year.

While some protocols have been relaxed, the following guidelines will remain in place for the beginning of Summer Term to help ensure the continued safety of everyone. We will carefully monitor the situation on campus and make adjustments as appropriate in the coming weeks.

Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

  • All students and employees who have not provided verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be required to be tested for COVID-19 prior to the start of Summer Term on July 12.
  • The testing will be conducted on campus on July 9, 11, and 12 (Thompson Hall students will be tested during move-in on July 8) using a rapid test procedure. Instructions for scheduling an appointment will be emailed directly to the campus community.
  • If the rapid test result is positive, a PCR test will be administered immediately and the individual will need to self-quarantine until the PCR test result is returned and is negative. (Note: Students will be able to access video recorded materials of any classes they are unable to attend in person while quarantined.)
  • Although not required, the University encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates. Students should send confirmation of vaccination to the Wellness Center at wellness@kettering.edu and employees to Human Resources at hr@kettering.edu. Those who provide such confirmation will have expedited access to campus buildings and will not need to wear a mask on campus as noted below.
  • Outdoors, masks are no longer required on campus. Indoors, we will continue to require masks to be worn by anyone who has not provided verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or having COVID-19 antibodies. We will be monitoring our campus situation and making adjustments to mask requirements as appropriate.

Academics

  • All classes and labs will be delivered face-to-face.
  • All academic support offices including the Academic Success Center, Office of International Programs, the Office of the Registrar and the Co-op office will be staffed during normal business hours as well as provide virtual support hours.
  • The Library as well as other gathering spaces, including d.spaces, Abbey, BJ’s and Sunset Room will be open during normal hours.
  • All lectures will be recorded as supplemental materials.
  • Online tutoring services will be available for all students.

 

Campus Buildings Access

  • Access to campus buildings will continue to be limited to the following:
    • Academic Building: Use northeast ground floor entrance (near FIRST Robotics Community Center)     
    • Campus Center: Use southwest ground floor entrance (“pizza doors”)   
    • Mott Center: Use main entrance on north side of building
    • Rec Center:  Use main entrance doors. (note: open for limited hours)  
    • The tunnel between the Campus Center and AB will be available for use
  • Students and employees entering campus buildings will continue to log in to safereturn.kettering.edu each day on their smartphones to answer health questions. The cell phone screen will turn GREEN for those approved for entry and RED for those not approved for entry.  Individuals will then show the screen, their KU ID and have their temperature taken at building entry points. 
  • Special note: those who have provided confirmation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or having COVID-19 antibodies must log in to the app, but will receive a GOLD screen that allows them to bypass the health questions and temperature check for expedited entry to campus buildings. 
  • Instructions for the cell phone app can be found on the Wellness Screening Instructions page. 
  • Visitors will be welcome on campus, but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center.
  • The University will monitor the campus situation and adjust building access procedures as appropriate once the term is underway.

NOTE: This information has been directly communicated to the campus community via email by Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost and Human Resources

 

  • Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

    Testing, Vaccinations & Safety Procedures

    • All students and employees who have not provided verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 will be required to be tested for COVID-19 prior to the start of Summer Term on July 12.
    • The testing will be conducted on campus on July 9, 11, and 12 (Thompson Hall students will be tested during move-in on July 8) using a rapid test procedure. Instructions for scheduling an appointment will be emailed directly to the campus community.
    • If the rapid test result is positive, a PCR test will be administered immediately and the individual will need to self-quarantine until the PCR test result is returned and is negative. (Note: Students will be able to access video recorded materials of any classes they are unable to attend in person while quarantined.)
    • Although not required, the University encourages everyone to consider getting vaccinated for the safety of our colleagues and classmates. Students should send confirmation of vaccination to the Wellness Center at wellness@kettering.edu and employees to Human Resources at hr@kettering.edu. Those who provide such confirmation will have expedited access to campus buildings and will not need to wear a mask on campus as noted below.
    • Outdoors, masks are no longer required on campus. Indoors, we will continue to require masks to be worn by anyone who has not provided verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or having COVID-19 antibodies. We will be monitoring our campus situation and making adjustments to mask requirements as appropriate.
  • Academics

    Academics

    • All classes and labs will be delivered face-to-face.
    • All academic support offices including the Academic Success Center, Office of International Programs, the Office of the Registrar and the Co-op office will be staffed during normal business hours as well as provide virtual support hours.
    • The Library as well as other gathering spaces, including d.spaces, Abbey, BJ’s and Sunset Room will be open during normal hours.
    • All lectures will be recorded as supplemental materials.
    • Online tutoring services will be available for all students.

     

  • Campus Buildings Access

    Campus Buildings Access

    • Access to campus buildings will continue to be limited to the following:
      • Academic Building: Use northeast ground floor entrance (near FIRST Robotics Community Center)     
      • Campus Center: Use southwest ground floor entrance (“pizza doors”)   
      • Mott Center: Use main entrance on north side of building
      • Rec Center:  Use main entrance doors. (note: open for limited hours)  
      • The tunnel between the Campus Center and AB will be available for use
    • Students and employees entering campus buildings will continue to log in to safereturn.kettering.edu each day on their smartphones to answer health questions. The cell phone screen will turn GREEN for those approved for entry and RED for those not approved for entry.  Individuals will then show the screen, their KU ID and have their temperature taken at building entry points. 
    • Special note: those who have provided confirmation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or having COVID-19 antibodies must log in to the app, but will receive a GOLD screen that allows them to bypass the health questions and temperature check for expedited entry to campus buildings. 
    • Instructions for the cell phone app can be found on the Wellness Screening Instructions page. 
    • Visitors will be welcome on campus, but must participate in health screening upon arrival at the main entrance to the Campus Center.
    • The University will monitor the campus situation and adjust building access procedures as appropriate once the term is underway.

    NOTE: This information has been directly communicated to the campus community via email by Student Affairs, the Office of the Provost and Human Resources

     

Updates on Kettering University and COVID-19 will be posted here and on official University social media accounts.