Kentucky State University has suspended all non-class-related, in-person events after a “troublesome” video of an on-campus gathering surfaced, the university’s president said in letter to the campus Thursday.
President Christopher Brown called the gathering a “flagrant violation of standing protocols” and wrote that the moratorium on in-person events will last until there is a “clear and consistent compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines.”
“Failure to comply with the proper protocols can result in death, severe health problems and the CLOSURE OF OUR CAMPUS for academic instruction,” Brown wrote near the end of the letter. Students found violating the university’s coronavirus guidelines — which includes required face coverings and social distancing — could be subject to discipline from the university.
The residence halls on the Frankfort campus opened in early August and classes began this week. Enrollment in recent years has hovered around 2,000 students. Students this year faced a mix of online and in-person classes. At a recent Board of Regents meeting, Brown said about 75 percent of university faculty planned on teaching online.