Konza Prairie Response to COVID-19 (updated March 17, 2020)
Although there are currently no known cases of novel coronavirus in Riley County, Kansas State University has moved to a “limited operations” status in order to reduce the risk of infection and potential spread in the community. You can find more information about the KSU policy here: https://www.k-state.edu/today/info/announcement/?id=63108. This means that on-site research and general operations are restricted to essential personnel necessary for mission-critical activities. If you have been conducting, or plan to conduct research on Konza, and are not on the approved list of essential personnel, please contact the Director (John Blair, firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and guidance.
Non-research activities on Konza are restricted effective immediately, with the exception of the use of the Nature Trail (see below). All meetings, tours, group visits, and on-site K-12 educational activities are canceled until April 30, at which time we will reassess the situation. Docent-led activities and tours are also restricted until further notice. Non-essential KPBS staff will be working remotely.
The Nature Trail remains open to the public. However, please consider appropriate measures to limit potential disease spread while using the Nature Trail (stay home if you are not well, no large groups, practice social distancing, minimize person-to-person contact, etc.).
There may be additional changes to our site use rules and policies as the situation evolves over the next several weeks, and we will update as necessary.