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), masks are not required in indoor public spaces for individuals unless they were recently exposed to COVID-19 or were recently recovered themselves. Masks may be required in specific bounded private spaces, and anyone who wishes to wear a mask will be supported in doing so, at any time. 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: 0

Level 0 is the “new normal” of living with endemic COVID-19 and is based on the CDC’s Community Levels guidance. Masks are not required in indoor public spaces for individuals unless they were recently exposed to COVID-19 or were recently recovered themselves.

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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 not required in indoor public spaces for individuals unless they were recently exposed to COVID-19 or were recently recovered themselves. Masks may be required in specific bounded private spaces, and the requirement should be made clear through signage or other communication.