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Many UK operations will be performed differently to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. These changes are designed to minimize on-site and in-person interactions, even as we provide a vibrant, residential experience for our students and continue to fulfill our missions of education, research, service and care.

Staff and faculty have demonstrated how, for certain positions, much of the university’s work can be accomplished remotely in the short-term. Against that backdrop, the university is developing an intentional process to identify which positions are critical to on-site operations to achieve a signature residential experience for students when they return in the fall. All other positions should continue to operate remotely.

Main Campus Employee Testing

As outlined in our Fall 2020 Playbook for Reinvented Operations, additional employee COVID-19 testing is now available. 

Free on-campus testing will be available to any UK campus employee who will be working on site this fall. The testing will be available for on-site faculty and staff, regardless of how frequently they will work on site. UK HealthCare will continue its employee testing that has been in place since the beginning of the COVID-19 response in March.

Employee testing will be free, regardless of health insurance.

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Health and Safety

As we plan for a reinvented sense of normal operations, we will, in everything that we do, work to ensure the health, safety and well-being of everyone in our community. 

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Support for Continued Remote Work

With many functions continuing to be performed remotely, we have tips and tools to help you feel connected and engaged. Our WorkAnywhere website is dedicated to supporting you in your continued remote work.

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Benefits, Well-Being and Leave Policies

All information regarding employee leave policies, benefits, health insurance and well-being can be found at the link below.

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Employee Response Fund

The UK Employee COVID-19 Response Fund was established to provide financial support to individuals who are experiencing an unforeseen, temporary financial hardship caused by the pandemic. Learn how you can apply for assistance or how to support the fund.

Employee COVID-19 Response Fund information

Purchasing Procedures

As the university works to return to safe and reinvented normal operations, identifying any COVID-19-related purchases will allow for, and provide a comprehensive view into, institutional expenses—before, during and after the pandemic. Additionally, establishing these processes and capturing appropriate documentation will support the university’s efforts to include eligible expenses for reimbursement through available funding agencies.

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For a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions as they relate to COVID-19, follow the link below.


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