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 receive the COVID-19 vaccine, and employees are strongly encouraged to do so as well. In keeping with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH), effective Aug. 6, 2021, 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.
COVID-19 Case Data & Communications
Kenyon publishes COVID-19 case data every Monday, or more frequently as conditions require it. Feedback may be submitted to the COVID steering committee via this form. Comments and questions help the COVID steering committee refine Kenyon's COVID 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.
Fall 2021 Guidelines
As of Sept. 15, Kenyon adjusted guidelines to respond to evolving COVID-19 conditions. Read COVID-19 Steering Committee Chair Drew Kerkhoff's message to the Kenyon community regarding these updated guidelines. Answers to frequently asked questions are also available.
Current Campus Activity Level: 1
Level 1 is the baseline of living with COVID-19 in a comprehensively vaccinated community. Under these conditions, the virus is present in the local community, but risks are relatively low and we have the tools and resources to appropriately limit the spread of the virus.
Updated Mask Policy Signage
Effective Friday, Aug. 6, masks will be required indoors in the presence of others, regardless of vaccination status.
COVID-19 Steering Committee Membership
- Drew Kerkhoff, Chair — Professor of Biology and Associate Provost
- Chris Smith — Director of the Cox Health and Counseling Center
- 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