As public health conditions evolve in Ohio and across the globe, Kenyon remains committed to protecting the health of students, employees and visitors. All students who do not qualify for an individual medical or religious exemption are required to stay up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine, and employees are strongly encouraged to do so as well. In keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH), individuals must wear a mask indoors when in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated individuals should also continue to practice social distancing on campus.
The College will continue to work with Knox Public Health (KPH) to interpret and apply guidance from local, state and national authorities, with the primary goal of protecting our campus and its surrounding communities.
Current Campus Activity Level: 2
Level 2 indicates a somewhat higher risk of infection on campus, and additional community health precautions are required in order to ensure that we protect our capacity to care for students and limit the spread of the virus.
COVID-19 Case Data & Communications
Kenyon publishes COVID-19 case data on most Mondays, or more frequently as conditions require it. Feedback may be submitted to the COVID-19 steering committee via this form. Comments and questions help the COVID-19 steering committee refine Kenyon's COVID-19 policies, identify communication gaps, and develop resources to assist the community in navigating evolving conditions. In general, the committee will respond to feedback via FAQs, campus news bulletins, or meetings with student, faculty and staff representatives.
COVID-19 Steering Committee Membership
- Drew Kerkhoff, Chair — Professor of Biology and Associate Provost
- Chris Smith — Senior Director of Wellness
- Sean Decatur — President
- Jeff Bowman — Provost
- Todd Burson — Vice President for Finance
- Celestino Limas — Vice President for Student Affairs
- Janet Lape Marsden — Vice President for Communications
- Susan Morse — Chief of Staff
- Ian Smith — Vice President for Operations
Mask Policy Signage
Masks are required indoors in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status.