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January 20, 2022

Dear Community,

As we begin the spring 2022 semester, we find ourselves still facing the challenges of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant. While the Wyandotte County Health Department has lifted the mask mandate, we encourage you to make a personal decision about masking while on campus.

To decrease the spread of COVID-19 on campus, I ask that you follow CDC guidelines and complete the COVID-19 Incident Report Form so we can accurately track cases on campus. Read more from the CDC website here.

Stay safe Dragons!

Lisa Stoothoff


Lisa Stoothoff

Chief Operating Officer | Dean of the College

December 20, 2021

Dear Community,

The Unified Government voted last week to rescind the mask mandate for Wyandotte County: https://www.kansascity.com/news/coronavirus/article256670647.html

While the Health Department still recommends wearing a mask for your own safety, it is your own personal choice to mask or unmask while inside Donnelly facilities. More updates on the Omicron variant coming soon.

Thank you,

Lisa Stoothoff


November 19, 2021

Dear Community,

Last night the Unified Government in Wyandotte County extended the mask mandate through January 6, 2022. As always, Donnelly College will follow these guidelines. See below for more information from the KC Star.


Go Dragons!


September 10, 2021

Dear Community,

The mask mandate related to COVID 19 has updated in Wyandotte County. In light of this development, effective immediately, you are required to wear a mask indoors while on campus . This step is being taken to protect the health and well-being of all those in our community.

As mask mandates are being decided for our county, we will revise our policies to stay in compliance with health guidelines.

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for Donnelly College.


March 24, 2021


Hard to believe, but we are already past the halfway point of the spring semester. Lots of work yet to do, but today I would like to look forward a bit and share our plans for the summer and fall.

Some of our faculty and staff are already vaccinated, while others are working on securing their appointments. As of March 22, 1,018,146 does have been administered in Kansas.  This includes first and second doses, so we are well on our way to a healthier Kansas! https://www.kansasvaccine.gov/

Based off these encouraging trends, we are now planning for a “back to normal” fall semester. This includes full class sizes, student organization activities and events, and other related in-person functions and activities. This transition will get underway starting this summer as we keep an eye on our vaccination availability and progress, which will inevitably allow us to open more activities as warranted. Already, we are allowing events on campus, following safety protocols.

While things may never be the same as they were before, we expect to achieve some level of normalcy, including classrooms and workplaces at their usual capacity. Our quad should be complete and ready to use by mid-June and we are making plans to maximize that space as well.

For now, we will maintain mask use and social distancing protocols, and anticipate doing so through summer classes.  Registration for fall semester is now open, so please meet with your Advisors to enroll in our exciting fall academic course offerings.


Lisa Stoothoff, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Dean of the College

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August 17, 2020

COVID-19 Guidelines Released for Students

Click here for guidelines. 

July 23, 2020

COVID-19 Alert System for Fall 2020 

Donnelly College plans to return to in-person instruction on campus beginning in the fall 2020 term. The term will start on August 31, 2020.

When students, staff, faculty and visitors enter campus buildings, there will be a posted level of alert at the entrance to inform of the precautions one must observe while on campus.

You can review the levels of alert here. 


Archived message can be accessed here. 



Concern or question?

Student and staff safety is our top priority. If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions:

The United Way of Wyandotte County has prepared a resource list for areas resources including health care, food pantries, employment services and agencies offering other assistance. 

You can always call 211 from any phone to reach United Way if you need additional information. Students, remember you can still make an appointment for a tele-health appointment with the Counseling Center via the Donnelly website.

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