COVID-19 Response

The health and safety of our campus communities continue to be a top priority here at KCU. The university's Health and Safety Committee leads the efforts in mitigating risks associated with COVID-19, and provides this website as a consolidated resource for information about the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Current University Status - 1/20/22

Student Guidelines for COVID-19:

  • Study spaces should be limited to no more than two students, both wearing masks at all times.
  • Noted exception to physical distancing guideline for students: Lab activities require KN95 masks, and students may be closer than 6 feet during these sessions.
  • Lectures will continue to be offered via synchronous presentations with the option of attending lectures in person or via zoom. COM and COB lab-based activities will continue as posted on the calendars.

Guidelines for Being on Campus

  • Continue to complete the KCU Health Screen App each day prior to coming to campus.
  • Continue to follow the KCU masking mandate. Wear a KN95, N95 or surgical mask at all times when around others. Recent data indicates that cloth masks are less effective against the Omicron variant.
  • Maintain a minimum of 6-foot distance between yourself and all others outside your household, including in the cafeteria, the gym, meetings, etc.
    • Seating has been rearranged in both campus cafeterias to accommodate social distancing while eating on campus.
    • Conference room usage should be limited to allow for 6-foot social distancing; all others should plan to join remote.
    • Gym use for employees and students will require wearing a mask and following social distancing protocols.
  • During this time, KCU will implement some restrictions with food service operations.
  • We have made the difficult decision to postpone the upcoming White Coat Ceremonies scheduled for January 28 in Joplin and February 6 in Kansas City. Read more.
  • While not mandated by KCU at this time, please arrange to receive a COVID-19 vaccination booster as soon as possible. Find additional information and locations for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters.

Protect Each Other

COVID-19 and the current global pandemic have reshaped higher education as a whole, and throughout the pandemic KCU remained dedicated to providing high-quality education even in unprecedented times. The KCU community has safely returned to campus with the focus and dedication to make the health and safety of fellow students, faculty, staff and their respective families the driving factor behind our daily choices. Please take a look at our video to see how we have protected each other.

Follow all guidelines -- wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and avoid inside gatherings.

Keep in mind how your choices impact those around you.
Protect Each Other.