COVID-19 Information

    MASKS

    Kutztown University is mask-optional for all individuals, including all classrooms and private offices. KU supports all members of its community who choose to wear a mask. Please respect and honor the comfort level and choice of all members of our campus on whether to wear a mask.

    VACCINES

    The COVID-19 vaccine is not required for any student, employee or visitor of Kutztown University. Kutztown University strongly encourages members of its campus community to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Use www.vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment. 

    PREVENTION

    In an effort to try to prevent any contagious illness,

    • Wash hands frequently and before eating with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
    • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. 
    • Avoid sharing cups, water bottles, utensils and other personal items.
    • Stay home when sick and avoid others who are sick.

    Personal Protective Equipment
    Kutztown University has personal protective equipment (PPE) available for students and employees. Students and employees can pick up a mask or face shield at the KU Card Office, 107 Academic Forum. Employees can also request PPE in advance through their department office. Departments and offices can request PPE by emailing ppesupplies@kutztown.edu.

    Available supplies for employee requests include black cloth masks, disposable masks, KN95 masks, 16 oz. hand sanitizers with pumps, 90- or 100-count wipes and face shields. Supplies ordered in advance will be delivered by the mailroom/storeroom directly to your department.

    STUDENTS

    Students experiencing COVID-like symptoms should contact Clinical Services, Beck Hall, for examination and testing at 610-683-4082. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. When Clinical Services is closed, students who live on campus should contact their community assistant; students who live off campus should contact their health care provider. If you have an emergency, call 911.

    Students who are sick should stay home and not attend class until they are no longer experiencing symptoms. Students should contact their professor(s) to work out a plan for absenteeism.

    If a student is advised by an outside healthcare provider to quarantine or isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, or tests positive for COVID-19, they should call Clinical Services at 610-683-4082. Students who test positive for COVID-19 must return home and contact Clinical Services, 610-683-4082, for duration of necessary isolation. 

    EMPLOYEES

    Employees experiencing COVID-like symptoms should contact their healthcare provider for diagnosis, testing and/or treatment. If an employee is advised to quarantine or isolate due to possible COVID-19 exposure, tests positive for COVID-19, or believes they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they should contact Human Resources by phone (610-683-1353) or email (humanresources@kutztown.edu). Details can be found on the HR website.

    Employees who test positive for COVID-19 and feel well enough may request to work remotely for the length of their isolation – up to 10 days. Supervisor approval of such requests should be forwarded to HR. Details can be found on the HR website.