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KU Memorial Union Operational Status Updates: COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Visit the official University of Kansas COVID-19 Information page for official updates from the University. 

The health of the Jayhawk community is a top priority at the Union and at the University of Kansas. Stay tuned for more updates from the Union - we are eagerly looking forward to re-opening our doors for you.

This webpage is updated regularly with information pertinent to operations for the KU Memorial Union. This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will offer additional guidance to the university community as soon as it is available. 

KU Operations has shared health and safety protocols for faculty, staff, and researchers to follow when they are approved to work on campus. View more details about key protocols on the KU Operations website.


Updated 5/28/2020

KU Memorial Unions department operational hours have been updated to reflect the most recent changes. 

What are the current building hours at the KU Memorial Union?

The Kansas Union is currently closed to the public (effective since April 3rd, 2020). We look forward to re-opening to the community as soon as conditions allow. In the meantime, virtual services are still available for: SAPECLegal Services, Emily Taylor CenterSUA and Programs offices are available virtually by appointment. To make an appointment, please contact union@ku.edu.

Additionally, you can stay informed with the latest updates by following @kuunion on Instagram, Twitter, and KU Memorial Union on Facebook

What are KU Dining Services hours and COVID-19 updates?

See this page for anticipated dining operational hours and news regarding COVID-19? We will keep this page updated as the situation continues to evolve.

What is the status of my event at the KU Memorial Union?

Effective immediately, university-sponsored events will be limited to no more than 10 participants based on the most recent University communication. Mission-critical exemptions to the attendance limit must be approved by the provost or her designee. Appeals should be sent in advance to provost@ku.edu.

Today's Union Event Schedule can be found here

The Event Services team has heard from many event partners regarding the status of their current events and they are working tirelessly to reschedule as groups prefer. For registered student organizations who reserve space by semester - please contact the Event Services team if you would like to book space for Fall 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the KU Memorial Union's Event Services office by email (eventservices@ku.edu), phone (785-864-1170). 

How are the KU Memorial Union facilities cleaned and disinfected? 

The KU Memorial Union custodial cleaning program uses an EPA-registered disinfectant to clean touchpoints, public and common area restrooms and kitchens daily. There are also dispenser stations adjacent to large event spaces containing hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the virus, though proper hand-washing technique is deemed to be more effective by the CDC.

Our crews have also implemented extra measures to clean and disinfect surfaces in public areas that are touched frequently. This includes surfaces such as door handles, banisters, and elevator buttons. An increased cleaning of these “touchpoints” has been in place since October to reduce health risks during flu season. But we have stepped up these preventative measures to further mitigate risks of the novel coronavirus. It is also recommended that all departments purchase single-use disinfectant wipes for human touchpoints within their workspaces such as keyboards, public counters, credit card readers, phones, and shared surfaces and items. We will continue to monitor recommendations from the CDC for preventing the spread of the virus. 

Please be sure to take care of yourself. Each of us plays an important role in maintaining our personal health, which in turn helps protect our broader community. Please continue to follow CDC recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 shared earlier by Watkins Health Services

What are KU Bookstore hours?

See this page for most up to date KU Bookstore hours.


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