Campus Report

Sept. 9, 2020: COVID-19 Dashboard Weekly Update

Office of Communications
September 9, 2020

Dear Kenyon College community, 

We have now completed two rounds of COVID-19 testing for all students in residence, and with no positive test results among those students, the College lifted its “quiet period” Sept. 5. Thank you for helping to support a safe, healthy campus community, and for continuing to uphold good public health practices wherever you are learning and working. 

While some campus activities may resume, such as dine-in meal options for students, use of the KAC and in-person extracurriculars, community members must still wear face coverings, maintain physical distance from others and limit group sizes to 10 people or fewer. Students are limited to one Kenyon guest per resident in their rooms and apartments. Currently, we are able to welcome to campus only approved official visitors, essential service providers and job finalists, as well as visitors to the Brown Family Environmental Center, the Gund Gallery and the Kokosing Nature Preserve. More details regarding visitors guidelines and post-quiet period expectations are available at   

To date, the College has received 2,523 test results, 888 of which were received in the past seven days. We have not received any positive test results in the past seven days. As a precaution, one student is in quarantine due to presenting mild symptoms, and they will resume normal activities once they receive a negative test result from Everlywell. The College is proceeding with a third round of COVID-19 testing this week for all students in residence, and starting Sept. 14, one quarter of students on campus will be tested each week. Data will continue to be updated weekdays on the College’s online dashboard.  

Please continue this solid start to the semester, and enjoy this creative public health reminder from Professor Ben Locke and the music department.