WKU Restart Plan
The WKU COVID-19 Task Force will continue to adjust strategies based on guidance from public health officials. Please refer to wku.edu/healthyonthehill frequently for the most up-to-date information on WKU's operational norms for the 2020-2021 academic year.
COVID-19 changed the world. As we navigated through the spring semester at WKU, transitioning from the in-person experience to remote, one thing became clear: the WKU family yearned to be together again.
The Big Red Restart is our plan to bring us back together, safely. Until a vaccine is developed and widely distributed, we must, as a community, learn to live and operate differently during a pandemic. Our focus is on a return to an on-campus environment, but this fall semester will be different than any we’ve experienced. Our plan is nimble, flexible and responsive so that we can provide the quality educational experience our students desire and deserve while keeping all of our communities safe.
Strategies for Reopening
Restart WKU Planning Process
April 20, 2020Restart WKU Committees Announced
May 18, 2020
Restart WKU Committees Submit Reports to COVID-19 Task Force
Week of May 18, 2020
COVID-19 Task Force Reviews Reports and Requests Clarification/Additional Information as Needed
May 26, 2020
COVID-19 Task Force Combines Reports and Creates a Single List of Recommendations and Strategies
May 28, 2020
Restart Plan Shared with the Broader WKU Community for Feedback
June 1, 2020
Feedback Provided to WKU COVID-19 Task Force
Week of June 1, 2020
Restart WKU Committees Reconvene to Address Feedback
Latest Messages from WKU
Feb 25th, 2021
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced that registration for Phase 1C of the COVID-19 vaccine will open on Monday, March 1. Phase 1C includes faculty and staff at colleges and...View Article
Feb 9th, 2021
As we move through the early part of the spring semester, I have been reflecting on how long we have been navigating these most unusual times...View Article
Feb 2nd, 2021
As winter weather and colder temperatures arrive on campus, it is time to make sure that we help minimize the spread of flu on our campus....View Article
This site will be updated as the plan continues to evolve.