Kent - Kent State University has provided a new update to its students, faculty and staff in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The following communication was sent to the university community Monday:
"Due to the ongoing uncertainty as we fight COVID-19, Kent State University is canceling through July 4 all on-campus activities, events, summer camps and conferences sponsored by the university, as well as those sponsored by our community members who use the Kent State campuses to host their events."
Earlier, the university announced the cancellation of the 2020 Porthouse Theatre season and Kent Blossom Music Festival season.
This announcement extends a previous decision that canceled all spring activities from mid-March through early May, including the May 4 50th Commemoration Weekend events and the postponement of all Spring Commencement ceremonies and pre-commencement celebrations.
As previously announced, Kent State continues with remote instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) for summer academic offerings during Intersession (May 14th-June 3rd), Summer I (June 4th-July 8th) and Summer II (June 4th-July 29th).
The school says it will continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and will make a decision by late May regarding Summer III (July 9th-Aug. 12th) and other courses that begin on or after July 9th.
By late May, Kent State says it will also make a decision regarding whether on-campus events and activities scheduled for after July 4th will be allowed to continue.
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