Health and Safety

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Whether our term is virtual or in person, the College’s top priority is the health and safety of students and employees. Every person associated with the College shares in the responsibility for “protecting the hive.” Public health guidance is unanimous in advocating specific practices designed to prevent and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. In keeping with this guidance, Kalamazoo College expects that all students, employees and visitors to campus abide by our campus protocols and follow steps required to mitigate and manage potential illness.

Information for Students Arriving on Campus this Weekend

If you still have questions about the move-in process, COVID-19 testing or the winter term academic calendar, this announcement that was sent to students and their families might help. To Students and Families:  This communication is geared toward students who will be arriving on campus this weekend to start in-person learning and living. Residential students have also received additional information…

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Campus Activity Levels

As has been the case throughout this pandemic, the first guiding principle of campus decision-making is providing a healthy and safe environment for those who work and learn on our campus. The second is ensuring that our students can continue to make progress toward graduation in a way that is as consistent with K’s overall…

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Community Safety Commitments

Responsible, other-centered individual decisions aligned with public health guidance are the single-best way to “Protect the Hive” and the larger community from the spread of the COVID-19 virus. In order to ensure the safest possible environment, the following list of Community Safety Commitments applies equally to every member of the campus community (students, faculty and…

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Student Surveillance Testing

What kind of test is it?A PCR (quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction) test looks for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.  PCR tests provide fast and highly accurate results. What can I expect when I am tested?You will be asked to confirm personal information. To run a PCR test, a specimen will be collected from the nose via nasal…

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