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Kansas to begin releasing locations of some active COVID-19 outbreaks, Kelly says

Story updated at 5:37 p.m. Wednesday: One week from Wednesday, the state of Kansas will begin releasing the locations of some active COVID-19 outbreaks, according to a news release from the governor's office. Gov. Laura Kelly's office said that last week, Kansas saw its largest increase in ...

KU won’t allow fans at football opener, other home sporting events in September

There will be no fans in attendance when the University of Kansas football team kicks off its season Sept. 12 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. In a message posted to the university’s website Monday, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod shared that the Jayhawks won’t have fans at any sporting ...

KU community works to adjust to new normal during COVID-19 pandemic

The campus of the University of Kansas looked and felt far different last week compared with the beginning of a normal fall semester. Students who hadn’t elected to take online-only classes because of the COVID-19 pandemic were masked, even outside. Some classes were held outside of their ...

How KU’s reporting of COVID-19 testing data compares with other universities

Since Aug. 7, the University of Kansas has undertaken the massive logistical challenge of administering a mandatory saliva test for COVID-19 to every student, staff member and faculty member returning to campus for the fall semester. That effort has so far resulted in nearly 19,500 tests, ...

Health department removes two KU greek houses from quarantine list, adds another

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health announced Thursday that it was removing two greek houses at the University of Kansas from a list of nine under COVID-19 quarantine orders and adding another house to the list. Late Wednesday, the county released the names of nine houses, and a possible ...

Public health department issues quarantine orders for 9 greek houses at KU

Story updated at 9:28 p.m. Wednesday: Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has issued quarantine orders for current residents of nine University of Kansas greek community chapter houses and is in the process of a 10th, according to a news release from the agency Wednesday evening. The ...

KU football dealt with 40 positive COVID tests since players returned in June

Though Kansas football coach Les Miles reported Thursday during his first virtual press conference of the preseason that nobody in the program is currently suffering from a COVID-19 infection, the Jayhawks spent much of the past couple of months dealing with the virus. Miles revealed that ...