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Protect KU Edwards Campus: Safety precautions and resources

This page was last updated on Jan. 13, 2021.

Jayhawks are taking a proactive, science-based approach to campus operations and curbing the spread of COVID-19. We are focused on keeping you safe while continuing to provide a world-renowned education. 

Visit protect.ku.edu for an outline of Protect KU, the full University of Kansas safety plan. The KU Edwards Campus is part of this plan. Please make sure you review it. The information on this page shows how Protect KU is being applied to the specific spaces and operations of the Edwards Campus and a few adaptations based on what is unique to this campus.

Students, staff and faculty may access the KU Edwards Campus during their scheduled COVID-19 test from Jan. 25-27. Limited access for faculty and staff is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Jan. 25-29. Otherwise, access to campus before February 1, 2021, is by appointment only. Normal campus hours will resume on Feb. 1. Contact kuecservices@ku.edu for more info.

COVID-19 testing at the KU Edwards Campus 

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please contact your healthcare provider. Testing is available from numerous providers in the Kansas City metro area. One option is the KU Health System Swab Clinic; learn more and schedule a testing appointment by calling 913-588-1600. If you call the KU Health System Swab Clinic, be sure to communicate your location and discuss costs and payment. For more information about receiving testing, please review this memo from KU’s provost and note the unique options for KU Edwards Campus students, faculty and staff. Keep checking Protect KU for the latest testing information.

KU is now performing entrance testing. Mandatory entry testing is required for anyone who will enter campus buildings or grounds prior to Feb. 12. Students and faculty entering campus after Feb. 12 will receive instructions regarding later campus entrance testing protocols. Testing offered at the Edwards Campus is for KU Edwards Campus students, staff and faculty only. Students, staff and faculty of KU Lawrence must test in Lawrence regardless of the location of their residence. Edwards Campus students, staff and faculty can also access testing in Lawrence to meet the requirement. 

Please visit Protect KU for instructions on how to prepare for a test and answers to frequently asked questions.

CVKey: KU’s health monitoring app

Anyone entering a KU building must use the CVKey app, whether they are a student, faculty, staff, or campus visitor. Please refer to the Health & Wellness section of Protect KU for information on CVKey, KU's health monitoring app.

CVKey kiosks will be available at the following entrances at the KU Edwards Campus: BEST Building west entrance, BEST Building east entrance, Regents Center east entrance, Regnier Hall west entrance, Regnier Hall east entrance (hallway between Regnier Hall and Regents Center). 

Available personnel, spaces and services

In an effort to reduce the density of people on campus, most staff members are working remotely.

All student services remain available virtually.

Make a virtual advising appointment.

For more information on KU's overall Protect KU plan for students, visit protect.ku.edu/students.

Limited, socially distanced seating is available in the Hawks Nest, BEST Building and Regnier Hall. Users of the space are expected to clean the space before and after use with provided materials. No group meetings or other gatherings that are not socially distanced are permitted. The Hawks Nest will close at 7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

The KU Edwards Campus Psychological Clinic is offering virtual appointments.

The mothering room remains open.

The prayer room remains open and is limited to one person at a time.

On-site printing is available for KUEC students in the East Lobby of the BEST Building and the Regents Center Hawks Nest.

Indoor and outdoor socially distanced seating space is available for breaks and studying.

If you need anything while on campus or have questions before you arrive, please call (913) 897-8400.
What if I, as a student, do not feel comfortable with my course format (online or in-person)?
If you have questions or concerns about your course format, call the Welcome Center at (913) 897-8400 or contact your academic success coach.
Health and wellness protocols

We are taking extra steps to provide for our community’s health and wellness including the following:

  • Requiring all students and employees to wear masks on campus. You are expected to bring your own mask. 
  • Posting hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes around campus.
  • Reducing classroom density: Seats are labeled as unavailable and left empty to physically distance students.
  • Campus is only open to essential campus staff and those with expressed permission. If you are unsure whether you have this expressed permission, please call the Welcome Center at (913) 897-8400
  • Building hours remain limited.
  • Some restroom doors are equipped with a mechanism that allows you to open them using your foot, if you are able. Trash cans are placed outside of restrooms for disposing of papers towels you can use to open the doors as you exit.
  • Water fountains are unavailable for the foreseeable future.
  • No food or drink in buildings. Request accommodations if needed. 
  • Stairwells, hallways and corridors will be clearly marked to control traffic flow and will be equipped with hand sanitizer and directional signs.
  • Most furniture has been removed from lobbies and common areas, and furniture in rooms is set to meet social distancing requirements. Please do not adjust the spacing of any furniture.
Closed areas of campus
  • All vending and food services, including refrigerators and communal coffee machines, are limited in capacity
  • Conference rooms are closed
  • In-person appointments are not available - students may schedule virtual advising appointments
  • Indoor lounges/common areas are unavailable and furniture was removed. Limited, socially distanced seating is available in the Hawks Nest, BEST Building and Regnier Hall. The Hawks Nest will close at 7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
  • Water fountains are unavailable
Updated campus hours
Refer to the campus hours page for the latest hours for the KU Edwards Campus.
Helpful links
Virtual suggestion box 
Are you wondering about something specific to the KU Edwards Campus that you don’t see here nor on the university’s Protect KU website? Or do you have a suggestion you would like leadership to hear? Please sign in to the virtual suggestion box to send your inquiry, suggestion or concern to the dean.