Kansas State University leadership says two key indicators are being monitored as it weighs the possibility of transitioning to all remote learning.

That includes active cases and the positive testing rate, both of which have climbed in the past week. President Richard Myers, Provost Chuck Taber, VP for Student Life Thomas Lane and Lafene Medical Director Kyle Goerl put out a joint statement Tuesday saying the decision-making process takes a holistic approach to what’s happening in the community.

K-State says ultimately the off-campus behavior of students will likely steer whether or not in-person learning can continue. A decision to return to remote learning could be for a period of time or could in fact involve the rest of the semester. No decision has been made at this point.

K-State says it still has significant capabilities for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as well as for on-campus quarantining and isolation, in addition to the ability to clean and disinfect public spaces, hospital and clinic capacity and personal protective equipment.

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