Chancellor Douglas A. Girod

Message: County health department removes two Greek houses from quarantine list, adds one

Thursday, August 27, 2020


Last night, I wrote to inform you that Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health had issued 14-day quarantine orders for residents of nine of our sorority and fraternity houses, and was in the process of issuing an order for a tenth house.

Today I am writing to let you know that the health department has removed two chapter houses from last night’s list and added a new one.

The two chapter houses removed from yesterday’s list are Kappa Alpha Theta and Phi Kappa Psi. The health department has determined that these two houses have no positive cases within the house.

Pi Beta Phi has been added to the list. The order for that house was the one described as being in process in last night’s announcement.

With today’s changes, the nine chapter houses that have been issued quarantine orders by the county are Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi, Sigma Nu and Beta Theta Pi.

You can view today’s county health department announcement for more information.

As I mentioned in last night’s message, our situation is fluid and can change rapidly. We anticipate additional county-issued quarantine orders will continue to impact the KU community in the days ahead.

The ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 remain clear: Wear a mask, stay six feet apart from others, and wash your hands. Again, all of us need to do our part.

Thank you for helping KU advance its mission of education, service and research while continuing to prioritize health and safety above all else.



Douglas A. Girod

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