Wearing facial coverings on our campus will directly follow the CDC recommendations as adopted by Governor Beshear. Everyone who is fully vaccinated may choose to forego masks and social distancing indoors and outside, effective immediately. Wearing masks can still be observed by fully vaccinated people who feel safer with an added layer of protection. Please see executive order 2021-326 for the full details of when facial coverings are required.
If you are not fully vaccinated, you are expected to wear a mask in all indoor venues and outdoors when you cannot observe proper social distancing. Those who are immune-compromised should follow the guidance of their physicians. We will always act to protect members of our community. Colonels watching out for each other is one of the central tenets of our plan. We must stay vigilant and continue to adhere to healthy practices as we move into the subsequent phases of our return to a more normal campus experience.
As a reminder, you are fully vaccinated 2-weeks after receiving the second dose of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or 2-weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
We must rely on each other to adhere to the guidelines based on our individual vaccination status and accept those who choose to either wear or not wear a facial covering. You have demonstrated over the past year Colonels care about each other, and we must continue to do that now.
Model Laboratory Schools and Burrier Child Development Center
The CDC guidelines for masking address citizens who are 16 years old and older. As vaccines receive approval for use by younger individuals, we will update our guidelines. Model and Burrier Child Development Center leaders are awaiting guidance from the Kentucky Department of Education and Kentucky Department of Public Health. They will release information to students, teachers, and parents soon.
Please take a minute to review the most appropriate FAQ on checking out print materials:
The Crabbe Main Library has 10 study rooms on the first floor (basement level) that have a one-person occupancy and are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Due to the risks of sharing physical items without a quarantine period for them, the library has made the difficult decision to suspend the circulation of certain physical items that have been available in past semesters.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may pose, but the following items are not available:
If you are local and currently have physical items from EKU Libraries or Library Express that are past due, please return those items as soon as you can using either of our drop box locations. One is located outside the library's main entrance to the right of the doors. The other is on University Drive to the left near the Ravine. (This FAQ has photos showing where the book drops are located.)
Books will not be processed for at least 4 days after their return based on current best known practices related to the COVID-19 virus.
If you would like to return books by mail, the address is:
103 Libraries Complex
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475