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COVID-19: Information Resources for the Commonwealth of Kentucky: University of Kentucky

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The COVID-19 Data Dashboard will be updated daily with information related to the current impact of COVID-19 on campus.  Relevant data points in the dashboard inlcude: 

  • Total active cases, defined as the number of UK students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are required to be in isolation. 
  • Total recovered cases, defined as the number of students who previously tested positive but have been released from isolation.
  • Total new cases, defined as the number of students who tested positive for COVID-19 who had not yet been counted.
  • Number of students currently in isolation who have tested positive. This is different from a quarantine, which separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed, but have not tested positive. 
  • UK-collected test results to date, which includes all COVID-19 test results conducted through on-campus testing and retesting from the beginning of the semester. 

Do Your Part. Don't forget your daily 4.0! 

      Wear a Mask                                   Wash Your Hands                           Physical Distance                           Daily Screening

Mask Up: Masks or face coverings will be required unless individuals are alone in a room, alone outside, eating, drinking, or exercising or when it interferes with required curricular activities.

Physical Distancing: All members of the university community will be required to practice physical distancing. Specifically, individuals should be at least six feet apart unless required by specific curricular activities.

Daily Screening: All faculty, staff and students who are on campus must do a daily self-assessment for possible symptoms 7 days a week. UK will provide and require a technology-based application for daily symptom checks and self-attestation. Completion of this screening is necessary for students to remain in compliance with university policy.

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Campus Restart

The Campus Restart page details the planning that went into the decision to reopen campus for the Fall 2020 semester. 

On June 16, the University of Kentucky released its final plan for its restart in the fall. 

  • Undergraduate students will begin classes on August 17, a week earlier than planned. 
  • The academic calendar will not include fall break and will include in-class instruction and campus operations on Labor Day. Final examinations will be administered remotely after Thanksgiving break.
  • Students will receive a START kit with appropriate information, instructions and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • All faculty, staff and students must self-assess for symptoms daily. A technology-based application will be made available for daily symptom checks and assessment.
  • Masks will be required unless individuals are alone in a room, eating, drinking, or exercising or when it interferes with required curricular activities.
  • Social distancing practices will be required. Specifically, individuals should be at least six feet apart unless required by specific curricular activities.
  • Dining halls will operate with modifications that include transition of self-serve food options to served food options and pre-packaged options
  • Revised Fall 2020 Academic Calendar 
  • Student COVID-19 Testing: All students returning to campus must complete a COVID-19 test.  Testing will be available on campus from August 3 - August 22. 
  • Fall Move-In 2020: Saturday, August 8 through Sunday, August 16

Read the complete report: UK's Playbook for Reinvented Operations

Status Reports: These reports describe the university's plans and operational details for reinvented safe and normal operations. 

Three teams comprised of faculty, staff, and students were convened and met independently to create plans around four possible scenarios: "normal" start, delayed start, hybrid semester, and fully online semester.  

As of May 13, the suggestions from the teams were consolidated into one concept plan for each scenario:

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