Fall 2020 Plan Frequently Asked Questions

With the announcement of Kutztown University's Fall 2020 Reopening Plan, there have been questions asked from our community. On this page, we have compiled answers to these questions.  If you have additional questions, you can email University Relations.

For Students

  • How will employees receive PPE, including their two cloth masks?

    Staff employees will be issued PPE during July through a department-based order form from the Office of Business Services. PPE on order forms will be delivered to departments to distribute to their employees. Non-instructional departments can request cloth masks, face shields, hand sanitizer and sanitizer wipes. 

  • Do employees need to provide their own PPE?

    The university will supply PPE to all employees. PPE has begun to be delivered to campus and will continue through July. Employees requesting PPE should utilize the department-based order form, sent from the Office of Business Services. If employees return to work before the full allotment of PPE to delivered to campus, employees should contact their supervisor regarding their return to campus. 

  • Can a professor elect all online classes?

    Please review the Human Resources announcement at the following link regarding professors, and all employees, seeking accommodations. 

  • What cleaning is being done in office spaces?

    To minimize entry into offices and possible contamination of surfaces, custodians will not enter offices to collect waste cans. Office occupants are asked to place their waste cans in the corridor outside their offices when leaving at the end of the day of their scheduled pickup. The office waste pickup schedule can be found here. 

  • I've noticed other schools are moving to online instruction for the fall semester – will this happen at KU?

    At this time, KU is continuing to plan for a face-to-face return to campus this fall semester, with various instructional formats and modalities in place. The university is following all protocols to mitigate COVID-19 risk when students, faculty and staff return to campus. View KU’s Fall 2020 reopening plan at www.kutztown.edu/fall2020. 

  • Are employees who are asymptomatic, without known exposure to a person with COVID-19, required to be tested before returning to campus?
    No. According to the CDC, testing of all students, faculty and staff for COVID-19 before allowing campus entry (entry testing) has not been systematically studied. It is unknown if entry testing in IHEs provides any additional reduction in person-to-person transmission of the virus beyond what would be expected with implementation of other infection preventive measures (e.g., social distancing, cloth face covering, hand washing, enhanced cleaning and disinfection). Therefore, CDC does not recommend entry testing of all returning students, faculty, and staff. Learn More.