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Archived COVID-19 Information

What you need to know about COVID-19

Resources + Information

Emporia State University will post actions the university takes amid COVID-19 and any other helpful information for faculty, staff and students on these pages.

Check the FAQ regularly.

Thank you for your patience, flexibility, and commitment during these challenging times.

Campus Communications

Visit the campus communication page for all information pertaining to COVID-19, including campus operations, faculty and staff information, student information and links to frequently asked questions for employees, student employees and students. Check this page regularly for the latest information.

Campus Communications page

How to help + Giving back

Student CARES Act Funding

ESU has received CARES Act funding for students. Visit this page for all of the details and information you need to apply for funds.

Support our community

Visit the Emporia Strong website to learn how to support local restaurants and businesses. The website contains information on food assistance resources and other ways to support community needs, including ESU students.

Mental Health Resources


Student Wellness Center Counseling Services is providing counseling for ESU Students via Zoom for Healthcare. Please call 620-341-5222 to schedule a time to talk with a counselor. Students can take a stress and depression questionnaire and dialogue with a counselor anonymously at

ESU Students can also navigate to the Counseling Center Resource tile on the dashboard in Canvas. This page connects to apps to manage stress, ideas for positive coping skills during times of stress and uncertainty and student resources available. The Counseling Center resource page also houses group workshops and hosts groups for Biofeedback, Art Therapy, and Connection.

Faculty + Staff

For faculty and staff, the State of Kansas’ Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24/7 and can be reached at 1-888-275-1205, option 1. Learn more about the services provided by the EAP here:

Learn, Teach, + Work From Anywhere

Learn Anywhere

Tips for students on learning remotely.

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Teach + Work Anywhere

Tips + resources for faculty + staff for learning and working remotely.

Additional CDC Resources

The links below will take you to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website, where the latest information about COVID-19 is posted.

Disease basics

Information from the CDC regarding basics of COVID-19/Coronavirus.

Cases in the United States + Public Health Information

Information from the CDC's website regarding reported cases in the United States

Symptoms of COVID-19

Information from the CDC about symptoms you should be paying attention to.


Tips from the CDC regarding prevention + ways to protect yourself.

Travel Information

Tips from the CDC if you are traveling or have traveled recently.

If you are sick

What to do if you are sick.

Tips for handwashing

In this video, the Center for Disease Control demonstrates the proper way to wash hands to prevent the spread of viruses.

Video runtime: 2 minutes