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Masks now REQUIRED in Student Housing buildings for current residents, guests and staff

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Masks now REQUIRED in Student Housing buildings

To help reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we are making an important adjustment
in on-campus housing, effective immediately.

All students currently living in KU Student Housing facilities are required to wear face coverings or masks when outside their room, suite or apartment. This expectation is for all students, staff, guests and visitors. Masks should be put on outside of the building before entry.

Mask wearing promotes public health and protects all Jayhawks by preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Students, staff, guests and visitors must comply with this policy, or further action through the student conduct process may be taken, up to and including a possible cancellation of the housing contract.

The cornerstone of on-campus living includes a shared social responsibility by all members of the community—we must all embrace these new procedures to be vigilant in protecting not only ourselves, but every member of the Jayhawk community. This policy is informed by the best available guidance from public health authorities and the CDC.

For information about other policies and procedures that will be in effect during the fall 2020 semester, visit housing.ku.edu/coronavirus.

More than $200,000 in annual scholarships to returning residents
Academic success: More than 94 percent of first-time, full-time freshmen in student housing enroll for the next semester
5,100 residents choose student housing each year
Residence hall rates are almost $2,000 less per year than the national average for public schools
— College Board
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