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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

August 12, 2022

Dear Community,

In order to keep you safe on campus this year, the following recommendations are set based on the most recent CDC updates. Visit the CDC website here. Please note that healthcare is still exempt and has separate rules about isolation and contact tracing. It should be noted that the healthcare programs will still be required to follow healthcare facility rules.

For the full list of COVID-19 udpates, click here.

  • Anyone who was exposed to COVID-19 should wear a mask for 10 days and get tested after five days, even if they aren’t up to date on coronavirus vaccines—previously, the CDC encouraged unvaccinated people to quarantine at home for five days while vaccinated people could venture outside with a mask for 10 days.
  • The agency said it’s no longer recommending quarantines after exposure to “limit social and economic impacts,” and because more Americans have coronavirus antibodies.
  • People who test positive for the coronavirus are still encouraged to self-isolate at home for at least five days and then wear a mask in public for another five days.
  • The CDC also is no longer encouraging institutions like schools to continually test asymptomatic people for the virus.

Stay safe, Dragons!

Lisa Stoothoff


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Lisa Stoothoff

Chief Operating Officer | Dean of the College

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


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


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Additional resources

Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Students -- you can make a tele-health appointment with the Counseling Center via the Donnelly website.

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