City of Kent’s plan for Halloween during COVID-19 pandemic

KENT, Ohio — The City of Kent Trick-or-Treat event and annual Halloween party are coming up, and with the COVID-19 risk level increasing in Portage County, the Kent Police Department and Health Department plan to ensure everyone taking part in the festivities this year stays safe. Every year, the city of Kent gets a little spooky for the first popular holiday of the fall season. As Halloween creeps closer, friends and families visit orchards, haunted houses and corn mazes, decorate their houses and carve pumpkins that are later set out on their front porch steps.  Although many of these activities are fun and attached to yearly traditions, due to the

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How will Kent State respond to COVID-19 student negligence?

It’s been nearly a month since colleges and universities started welcoming students back to campus. As many have tried to balance coursework with the COVID-19 pandemic, some students have completely disregarded CDC guidelines and university recommendations. The Ohio State University suspended over 200 students for off-campus partying, and West Virginia University went completely online after an abundance of cases. Kent State University is still conducting in-person classes after a reported 33 cases this week. What protocols will Kent State University follow if students are caught partying on or off-campus? Todd Kamenash, Associate Dean of Students for Conduct and Community Engagement, explains what sanctions students should be aware of before making

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