Allen cares about the safety of our students and their families.

Please visit this page for the most up-to-date information regarding the College's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Iola Campus-based Onsite Courses Transition to Virtual Delivery on November 30, 2020

Iola Campus-based onsite courses will transition to virtual delivery November 30 through December 7.  Iola Campus-based final examinations for the fall 2020 semester will be held virtually December 8 through December 11.

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Burlingame Campus-based courses, high school concurrent courses, and Online Learning courses will meet and continue as scheduled for FA20.  The above changes, from onsite instructional delivery to online instructional delivery, apply only to Iola Campus-based onsite courses.

Detailed information has been sent to instructors and students about this change.  Please contact Jon Marshall ( or Cynthia Jacobson ( with questions.

No Dining in the Dining Hall – Only To-Go Meals Available – 9/28/20-10/11/20

Iola Campus

Because of the large number of students in quarantine only to-go meals will be provided 9/28/20-10/11/20.  Please make sure to follow COVID-19 rules with wearing a mask when picking up food and following social distancing guidelines.  Starting October 12th, students, faculty, and staff may once again eat in the dining room following the dining hall COVID-19 guidelines.

Non-quarantined students, faculty, and staff will enter through the Student Center doors to the dining hall, go through the line to get their meals to go, and exit through the Student Center doors.

Quarantine Students will enter through the west side doors facing Horton Hall, pick up their pre-packaged meal, and exit through the doors by the south west doors.

Monday- Friday


7:30-8:30 am – Non-quarantine students and employees

8:30-9:00 am – Quarantine students


11:00-11:30 am – Quarantine students

11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Non-quarantine students and employees


5:00 -5:30 pm – Quarantine students 

5:30-6:00 pm – Non-quarantine students and employees



12:00-12:30 pm – Quarantine students 

12:30-1:00 pm – Non-quarantine students 



12:00-12:30 pm – Quarantine students 

12:30-1:00 pm – Non-quarantine students 


5:00 -5:30 pm – Quarantine students 

5:30-6:00 pm – Non-quarantine students 


I.      This plan applies until further notice

II.     Will follow the Governors extended Phase III Recommendations and Directives for the County Health Departments

III.    College will be open to the public 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

IV.   No groups larger than 45, or where social distancing (6 ft.) cannot be observed in an area

V.     Library will be open, gymnasium and fitness center remain closed unless a coach or fitness center director is present.  Cafeteria remains closed to the public.  

VI.   Classes will be delivered online, concurrently in high schools, and onsite at the Burlingame and Iola campuses.

VII.  Social distancing of 6 feet between individuals at all times

VIII.  Masks are required in public settings or where social distancing of 6’ is not possible

IX.     Continue with enhanced sanitizing and cleaning of buildings, especially in high traffic and high touch areas.  Make sure hand sanitizing stations are kept operational

X.     Nonessential travel may resume, but none to KDHE listed quarantine locations

XI.    Employees and students are encouraged to take their temperature before coming to campus

XII.   An employee or student who is exhibiting any of the symptoms of COVID-19 should stay at home and contact their physician.

XIII. Employees and students should become familiar with suggestions and recommendations of CDC, KDHE, Osage County Health Department, and SEK Multi County Health Department

Prior to the beginning of Phase Four the administration will make a determination of how and when our restrictions will be phased out based on recommendations of the CDC, KDHE, Osage County Health Department and SEK Multi County Health Department.

Other restrictions may be initiated at any time if required by National, State, or County governmental agencies.