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Required Ongoing Testing

Ongoing student testing allows us to protect the health and safety of our community. Students have been divided into testing teams and will be notified when it is their team's turn to test. 

Asymptomatic Students

Asymptomatic students can schedule a test here. Students should test with their testing teams; they also can test more frequently, if they wish, at no cost. 

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Symptomatic Students

Limit contact with other people and schedule a COVID-19 test or telehealth appointment with University Health Service.

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Wildcat Strong Ongoing Testing

WHAT: Required ongoing testing for students planning to come to campus during the spring semester.


HOW: These students have been divided into four teams that will test together during specific periods of time.

WHERE: Testing sites include:  

  • The Blue Lot at Kroger Field (drive-thru)  — 8am-1pm M-F, 12-5pm Sat. & Sun.

  • K-Lair, located in Haggin Hall on the central campus (walk-up) — 12-4pm M-F, 1-5pm Sat. & Sun.

  • The Blue Box Theater in the Gatton Student Center (walk-up) — 10am-2pm M-F, 11am-3pm Sat. & Sun.

  • The 90 — Tues. & Wed. 5-8pm

WHAT KIND: Tests will be PCR-nasopharyngeal nasal swabs — the same tests used in the fall.  

COST: As in the fall, tests will be provided at no cost.  

MAKE SURE: You should bring your student ID with you.   

IMPORTANT: All students should utilize the UK-affiliated sites only for testing (above). 

  • If you have tested positive at a non-UK site, you need to upload your testing documentation here.  

  • If you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, you are still required to complete an entry test, as, per the CDC, it takes time for the body to build immunity after vaccination.  

  • Students who do not complete their ongoing tests will be contacted by the Office of Student Conduct to ensure an appointment is made.  

  • If you are not physically coming to campus this semester, you are not required to participate in ongoing testing. If this applies to you, you can let us know your circumstances here. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Schedule your test with Wild Health

For on-campus testing, students may use the link above to schedule. 

After scheduling, students will receive a text message with instructions to register (a different process than scheduling), during which time they will provide other important information. 

Step 2: Go to your testing location

Make sure you have scheduled and registered with Wild Health before arriving at your testing location.

Maps of each location are above.

Step 3: Get your results

Students who test negative will be notified via email.

Students who test positive will be contacted by phone by a member of the UK Health Corps team. The team will provide the students with instructions, resources and other necessary support.

Students who test positive will be required to isolate in accordance with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and state public health guidelines. UK Health Corps will support them with the resources they need to ensure their health. 

Other Testing, Screening and Tracing Details

  • As in the fall, UK students are required to complete the daily screener.  

  • As in the fall, UK Health Corps will continue to holistically support students. This team of contact tracers, academic coordinators and wellness connectors will operate seven days a week throughout the spring. They are here to help you navigate any issues and to make it as easy as possible to be safe on our campus. 

  • If you feel you should be exempt from testing due to health reasons, please contact our Disability Resource Center at 

  • If you feel you should be exempt from testing due to religious reasons or other non-health reasons, please contact, and a member of the UK Legal team will respond. 


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