Since the discovery of COVID-19, the University of Kentucky community has collectively worked together to battle the challenge of the century. Leaders from across the campus established Health Corps to ensure our students, faculty and staff had access to necessary resources, including our Daily Wellness Screener, COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, health care, academic or financial assistance and beyond. And we believe we must continue to do everything necessary to protect the health and safety of our campus.
As we look to the future, Health Corps remains an integral part of the university as a program within the Office for Student Success. Our team provides unique, individualized services to students and employees, connecting them with resources across campus. Specifically, for non-vaccinated individuals, Health Corps is continuing to conduct contact tracing, testing and screening.
Thanks to colleagues from University Health Service (UHS), Facilities Management, Public Relations and Strategic Communications, Marketing and Brand Strategy, Academic and Student Affairs, Student Success, Student Government Association (SGA), Human Resources, Information Technology Services (ITS), College of Public Health, Smart Campus, Faculty Affairs, Environmental Health and Safety and Institutional Research and Decision Support, we are able to support students, faculty and staff as UK emerges from the past year.
Health Information for Students and Employees
2020-2021 Operations Previous Projects
- Health and wellness symptom screening for all students, faculty and staff;
Consultation and testing or referrals to resources for faculty and staff;
Wellness Stations: These are located around campus to provide masks, disinfectant and other resources as needed and as available. These wellness stations are also located at the front desk of every residence hall;
Contact Tracers and Case Managers: Members of the UK Health Corps include trained contact tracers and case managers. Following CDC guidelines, the contact tracers and case managers will work directly with all students and employees who have tested positive and will provide them with the support and resources needed for recovery;
Providing information about masks and PPE;
Distributing Wellness Kits to every student: These include hand sanitizer, wipes, masks and additional items; and
Collaborating with campus partners to communicate about key issues including increased cleaning and sanitation practices as well as newly created outdoor locations for gatherings and events