To: Faculty, Staff and Students
From: Provost Sue Ott Rowlands
Subject: NKU COVID-19 Update
Dear Campus Community,
The number of COVID-19 cases in Campbell County continues to be at a critical level, and it appears we will remain a “red zone” county for a while. In order to follow Kentucky’s guidelines and recommendations, NKU will continue in our current mode until Thanksgiving, with primarily virtual instruction and limited face-to-face classes.
This morning, the President’s Cabinet approved the COVID-19 Preparedness Team’s recommendation to continue our primarily virtual mode through Thanksgiving break. Our Fall Moving Forward plan always included the transition to remote status in the final week of the semester and finals week. We feel extending the remote operations and learning as much as we can before Thanksgiving is the best way to help curb the alarming spread of the virus in our region.
However, many areas around campus remain open during this primarily virtual mode. There are classes that must be held in person, and offices that support students will do so with limited capacity.
We are taking these heightened measures because our regional counties are at the highest level in the Commonwealth’s COVID incidence rate. All ages groups are currently being impacted by COVID-19, and most transmissions are now occurring through smaller gatherings of friends or families. If think you might have been exposed to the virus or are sick, please remember:
We know people are growing weary of all the precautions and measures, but we are facing a devastating phase of the virus’ spread. We must all work together to help our county and region make a turn in the right direction. With your help, we can do this together, because Norse Protects Norse!
Sue Ott Rowlands
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Northern Kentucky University