K-State announces face masks will be optional

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MANHATTAN (KSNT) – K-State announced Wednesday that all face coverings and physical distancing is optional effective today, June 2 for individuals on K-State campuses and at university events.

The university is encouraging all students, faculty and staff to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

According to the school masking and physical distancing requirements remain in effect for the following groups and settings:

  • Lafene Health Center and other patient-facing settings.
  • University shuttles due to Department of Transportation policy.

For those who would like to get a vaccine, Lafene Health Center continues to offer COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for K-State students, faculty and staff members.

Single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be offered until Friday, July 30.

Appointments are required and can be made on the myLafene+ patient portal or by calling Lafene Health Center at 785-532-6544.

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