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K-State limits access to on-campus housing

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Mar 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-14 18:15:14-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State University announced on Saturday that it will limit “on-campus housing operations.”

The restrictions follow Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly’s declaration of a state of emergency due to coronavirus, or COVID-19.

Students at the Manhattan university who live in residence halls were notified Saturday, according to the statement.

“Students will be able to return to the residence halls to pick up medications and computers only; prior authorization will be required,” the statement read. “Jardine Apartments will remain open with limited services available.”

International students “who are unable to return home or find a temporary off-campus option,” will not be required to leave their residence halls. Similarly, the following exemptions are in place that would allows students to remain on campus according to the statement:

  • “Students with existing health conditions or disabilities that would prevent travel home.
  • Students with household members who are ill and have no other housing alternative.
  • Students who may not be able to return home and cannot find a temporary off-campus option with other family or friends.”

K-State already has banned university-related travel and canceled in-person events and meetings.