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90.0% Fully vaccinated or in the process as of Dec. 1

Vaccine Breakdown: UK Community

87.1% Students

As of Dec. 1

97.3% Faculty

As of Dec. 1

93.1% Staff

As of Dec. 1

88.9% UK Campus

As of Dec. 1

93.1% UK HealthCare

As of Dec. 1

Current Campus Impact: Students

41 Total Active Cases

7-Day Moving Average: 29 Cases

1,110 Total Recovered Cases

7-Day Moving Average: 1,098 Cases

8 Newly Reported Cases on Dec. 1

7-Day Moving Average: 6 Cases

chart of active, recovered and new cases

This chart outlines new, active and recovered cases in the fall 2021 semester for students.

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Current Campus Impact: Employees

8 Total Active Cases

7-Day Moving Average: 10 Cases

331 Total Recovered Cases

7-Day Moving Average: 324 Cases

1 Newly Reported Case on Dec. 1

7-Day Moving Average: 1 Case

chart of active, recovered and new cases

This chart outlines new, active and recovered cases in the fall 2021 semester for employees.

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These data represent test results UK Health Corps has received beginning August 11, the last day of the summer term. 

These data have a variety of sources, including on-campus testing data, results from off-campus providers, results from the Southeastern Conference and its testing partner and self-reported results revealed through the contact tracing process, which may lack testing documentation. 

Active Cases: Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet been released from their respective isolation locations or county health departments. If an individual does not submit to UK a "release from isolation" document from a county health department, they remain an active case for 10 days after their test date. Individuals living in on-campus facilities are moved to on-campus isolation facilities (see data below). Individuals living off-campus are instructed to isolate in their off-campus residences. All individuals who have been issued isolation orders have the option to return home to their permanent residences for their isolation period, if they choose.

Recovered Cases: Individuals who previously tested positive and have since been released from their respective health departments in the counties in which they are isolating. This action takes place once UK Health Corps has successfully received via email their “release from isolation” document and the case is officially closed. This also applies to cases that are beyond 10 days of the test date.

Newly Reported Cases: Individuals with positive COVID-19 test results, who did not previously exist in the UK database of detected results, or have a new instance of COVID-19 infection. When Health Corps receives notification of a new case, contact tracers immediately begin their protocol to determine exposures and other relevant information, all of which is loaded into Health Cloud. Regardless of the date a test was conducted, it would be reported as a new case for the date it was first received by Health Corps.  

Students Currently in Campus Isolation Facilities

193 Campus isolation facility capacity (number of beds)

2 Students in Campus Isolation Facilities

2% Current campus isolation occupancy

Isolation: Separation of people known or suspected (via signs, symptoms or laboratory criteria) to be infected with a contagious disease from those who are not sick to prevent them from transmitting the disease to others.

UK-Collected Totals To Date: Students

47,205 Total Tests Conducted

As of Dec. 1

728 Total Positive Results

As of Dec. 1

46,447 Total Negative Results

As of Dec. 1

UK-Collected Totals To Date: Employees

6,067 Total Tests Conducted

As of Dec. 1

101 Total Positive Results

As of Dec. 1

5,966 Total Negative Results

As of Dec. 1

These data reflect PCR COVID-19 test results conducted through on-campus testing and retesting (Wild Health and University Health Service) as well as PCR tests from other health care providers uploaded to University Health Service, beginning Aug. 11.

Notably, these numbers differ from data presented in the first section of this page (active cases + recovered cases). Here is why: These numbers reflect only UK-collected results. 

Our employees come from all over the state and are testing in different places. When they’re tested, their results are reported to their local health department. As such, UK does not have testing data for all employees.  

* Individuals with inconclusive results (0) have been directed to retest and provided with instructions and resources.


These data are being communicated with the state and local health departments.

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Factors Underscoring Operational Status

 The underlying factors the institution uses to monitor the health and well-being of the campus and operational status include:

  • Vaccination rates among the UK community.
  • Supply of PPE.
  • Prevalence of the virus.
  • The capacity for daily screening and ongoing contact tracing.
  • The capacity for isolation and quarantining.
  • The ability to provide residential experience on our campus.
  • Guidance from local, state and federal health and public policy officials.
  • The number of critical care beds in UK HealthCare to serve both campus and community.