COVID-19 Update: Vaccines and Testing Data


Dear Kenyon College community, 

As more and more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, we are seeking to get a measure of the COVID-19 immunity of the Kenyon community in order to inform our decisions going forward. We ask that all members of the Kenyon community record their vaccination status using the appropriate form below, and upload a copy of your vaccination card if you have been vaccinated. This information will be kept confidential.   

We strongly encourage all members of our community to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Please visit our website for a complete list of options for securing a vaccine, including details on Knox Public Health’s open clinics and the KPH-Knox Community Hospital’s appointment waitlist

As a reminder, vaccinated individuals are required to follow Kenyon's COVID-19 protocols regarding masking, distancing, testing, etc. 

Johnson & Johnson Vaccines

You have likely heard that health agencies are pausing administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine due to reports of six individuals developing a rare disorder involving blood clots. While the occurrences are extremely rare, Governor DeWine has ordered all health agencies in Ohio to suspend use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Last week, Knox Public Health (KPH) and Kenyon administered 163 doses of the vaccine to students, faculty and staff. We have not received any reports of severe adverse effects. Out of an abundance of caution, students who were administered the vaccine should monitor their health, and watch for any potential symptoms such as severe headaches, abdominal pain, leg pain, or shortness of breath within three weeks of getting the shot, and contact Health Services immediately at 740-427-5525 (if after hours, call Campus Safety at 740-427-5555). 

Testing and Case Data

All students in residence are undergoing COVID-19 testing this week. Case and testing data is available on the College’s online dashboard, which is updated weekdays around 6 p.m. EST. To date, we have received 9,847 COVID-19 test results this semester, 849 of which were received in the past seven days. We have received three positive test results in the past seven days and currently have six active cases among students on campus; 44 students are currently in quarantine. You may opt in to daily dashboard reminders by submitting this form.