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UNK provides random testing as well as testing for students with symptoms of COVID-19.

UNK custodial team adapts to COVID-19 procedure changes

JAKE PUTNAM October 28, 2021
he UNK custodial team keeps our campus clean as they enter Phase 3 of COVID-19 protocall. Staff continues to take proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our campus clean.
Mask requirements at UNK will be re-evaluated when the fall semester approaches.

UNK to require face masks in classrooms, labs

September 14, 2021

UNK students, faculty, staff and visitors will be required to wear face masks when in classrooms and labs, starting Wednesday and ending Oct. 6. Todd Gottula, the senior director of UNK Communications...

During the 2020 fall semester, students moved in early to prevent spread of COVID-19.

UNK removes early move-in option for fall semester

JOSE ROMERO April 21, 2021
UNK is returning its fall move-in process to normal after it expanded its safety measurements and move-in period last fall to ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The change was welcomed this fall, when it allowed some students to experience campus before the semester started.
UNK’s Big Event returns to provide community service

UNK’s Big Event returns to provide community service

KENNY MITCHELL April 14, 2021
Last year, many campus events were shut down as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The Big Event, a flagship community service days for students to ge into the Kearney community and volunteer, was one of the events cancelled.
On Tuesday, Biden announced that the vaccine will be available to anyone that wants it.

Vaccines, the path to normalcy should be voluntary

April 7, 2021
As vaccination opportunities start becoming more available to students, a looming question is whether the university will require students to prove immunization before attending classes in the fall semester.
President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan on March 11.

COVID-19 relief bill provides aid to college students

JOSE ROMERO March 17, 2021
President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill March 11. This bill grants millions of dollars to the American people in the form of stimulus checks.
Increased course loads as well as COVID-19 induced anxiety can contribute to student burnout.

UNK Student Health reestablishes previous open door policy

ALEXIS HENRY March 17, 2021
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic there have been a number of restrictions set up on campus and around the community. In Aug. of 2020 members of UNK student Health & Counseling commented on the issue with messages about back doors being available for sick students and offering locations for students looking to get tested for the virus.
Photo by Getty Images Students share perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kearney Walmart, Hy-Vee distribute COVID-19 vaccines

LAUREN MAY March 17, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Nebraska. Hy-Vee and Walmart’s pharmacies have begun offering vaccinations for eligible persons.
Mask requirements at UNK will be re-evaluated when the fall semester approaches.

UNK plans to loosen up on COVID-19 measures for fall

JESUS MARFILENO March 17, 2021
After three semesters of restrictions due to the pandemic, UNK hopes this fall semester can provide a sense of ‘normal’ again.
UNK Louie Loper

Students Thoughts and Concerns Regarding Bars Staying Open

LEAH R. SMITH March 15, 2021
As restrictions are slowly being lifted in Kearney, UNK students share their thoughts and concerns about bars staying open.
Maria Garcia Quintana, Tristan Larson, Noah Limbach, Ryan Woitalewicz, Grace Tolstedt and Tatum Vondra (not pictured) will serve as the student government’s executive branch.

Limbach, Larson elected to represent student body

The UNK student body selected its student government representatives for the coming year last week. Noah Limbach and Tristan Larson won the presidential ticket unopposed.
The group poses during its dance to “Fukyowaon” by Nogizaka 46 for the 20th annual Japanese Festival.

JAK presents virtual cultural experience

COVID-19 didn’t stop the Japanese Association of Kearney from holding their yearly festival. The 20th edition of this cultural experience was accessible via livestream on the organization’s Facebook page.
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