Change in Covid Response Team Policy/Practices

Effective immediately, KCAI faculty, staff, and students will no longer need to report to the covid management team ( or potential symptoms, exposures, or positive cases of Covid. Going forward, please follow the protocols listed below.

Communicable Disease Protocol (symptoms, positive test, and exposure)

A member of the campus community who develops symptoms, tests positive, or is in close contact with someone who has symptoms or tests positive for a communicable disease, including Covid, should adhere to the following protocols:

  • Consult immediately with a medical provider and follow the directives of the medical provider. 
  • Do not attend class/work and stay away from campus until cleared by a medical provider, or through CDC guidelines. 
  • Notify instructor(s)/supervisor in advance of an absence.

The current CDC guidelines for Covid include:

  • Close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid - Wear a mask for 10 days and test on day 5, but you are not required to quarantine. 
  • Symptoms of Covid - Test for Covid. If negative, wear a mask for 10 days. Test again after 5 days if symptoms persist. There is no quarantine/isolation requirement if you have a negative test.
  • Positive Covid test result - Isolate for 5 days and wear a mask for 10 days. If an on campus resident, please notify

KCAI will continue to adhere to the Communicable Disease and Epidemic/Pandemic Response Plan. More detailed information is available in the KCAI Communicable Disease and Pandemic/Epidemic Response Plan.

Please contact Mike Raunig, Director of Safety and Security, at should you have any questions.

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The Kansas City Art Institute has implemented a campus-wide Emergency Alert System, which will provide emails and mobile alerts to all members of the college community who have signed up. The system is reserved for emergency situations and weather-related school closings. Please sign in here to manage your account:

Rave also has an app! Download the Rave Guardian App for quick access to more KCAI Security resources.

Here is more information on how to set up your account.



This report is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as amended.  It provides students and employees of Kansas City Art Institute (“Institute”) with information on the Institute’s security arrangements, policies, and procedures; programs that provide education on such things as drug and alcohol abuse, awareness of various kinds of sex offenses, and the prevention of crime generally; and procedures the Institute will take to notify the campus community in the event of an emergency. Its purpose is to provide students and employees with information that will help them make informed decisions relating to their safety and the safety of others.

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