The university released its campus restart playbook last week and I hope you have all had a chance to review it. In President Capilouto’s words, the plan strongly affirms UK’s commitment to remain a residential campus experience this fall in a way that safeguards and promotes health, safety, and well-being of the entire campus community.
Even with this commitment, there will still be significant changes to the campus experience and academic calendar:
Our physical therapy program resumed this month and is one of the first groups back on campus since its March closure. 50 students are attending one course using a hybrid online and face-to-face approach to instruction. Social distancing and screening procedures include:
I am hopeful we are off to a good start as CHS leadership, our faculty and staff, and myself continue to work efficiently to develop a safe and smart restart plan for our community. We will begin to release these details in the coming days and weeks as we determine the next steps for our college. Additionally, more information about our CHS Safe and Smart Start-Up workgroups will be forthcoming and we plan for and progress toward our opening on Aug. 17.
Thank you for trusting us as we reinvent normal operations and position our college to thrive amidst uncertain times.
Dean of the UK College of Health Sciences