To align with current state and federal guidance, MSU has lifted most of its own COVID-19 mandates, effective immediately, except for in health care settings. This includes the wearing of masks and physical distancing mandates. Students, faculty, staff, volunteers and visitors who choose to continue wearing a mask are welcome to do so.
While KBS is moving toward returning to full operations, we recognize the possibility that MSU may need to reimpose some restrictions in the future. KBS will continue to update this page as developments warrant.
Requirements no longer in effect
The following requirements have been suspended:
Most trails and other outdoor spaces at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, including the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, remain open to the public.
When you visit, please observe the rules in place for everyone’s safety.
Safety and distancing guidelines
- Masks are mandatory in any indoor space and outdoors when a six-foot distance from members of other households cannot be maintained.
- Follow all posted signs.
- Wash your hands before visiting and carry hand sanitizer.
- Do not use the trails if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.
Maintain a six-foot distance from all other visitors on trails, grounds and in parking lots.
- Bring your own water.
- Keep in mind that some buildings–including the Resource Center–are closed. Public restrooms, located around the back of the Auditorium building, are open. Masks must be worn in restrooms.
- Pack out any trash.
- There are no dogs allowed at any time on Sanctuary grounds. Dogs are allowed only in the following areas: KBS academic campus, Conference Center and Manor House grounds, and the Plant Succession Trail, located at the corner of B Avenue and East Gull Lake Drive.