COVID-19

Eastern Kentucky University will deliver online instruction remotely for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, according to an email from David McFaddin, interim president of EKU. 

Students must be moved out of residence halls by Wednesday, April 1, according to the email. Students without permanent residences will be able to complete an appeal form with housing and residence life to petition to remain on campus. A process for crediting student accounts for housing and dining services is being developed and will be communicated directly to affected students, according to the email. 

“Stratton Café and Starbucks will remain open for EKU students and employees for carryout meals only,” according to the email. 

As of March 17, all buildings on campus will be closed to the general public until March 30. According to the email, hours for “buildings that must remain open to support essential student service,” will be announced at a later date. 

All in-person events scheduled for this semester will be canceled or postponed. The Spring 2020 commencement ceremony will be postponed, according to the email. Students will complete and earn degrees, but the public ceremony will be postponed.

“Every new day of the COVID-19 outbreak brings societal changes that are enacted to stem the spread of the virus,” said McFaddin in his email. “We will be making more adjustments as we move forward. I ask for your patience and flexibility as we respond to the rapidly changing guidance from our local, state and federal officials.” 

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