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Data DL: Current Campus Impact

The Data DL blog is another space to keep our community updated and explain how our data drive our decisions as we track the trajectory of the virus on UK's campus.

Students Required to Report Positive COVID-19 Results

Effective immediately, the UK COVID-19 Guidelines applicable to students state that students who test positive for COVID-19 through an off-campus test are required to communicate their results to UK Health Corps at

National Praise for Our Health and Safety Efforts

Required Random Testing for UK Students

Starting this weekend, UK will begin to conduct required random COVID-19 testing among the student population that is physically coming to campus, as recommended by our START team.  Additionally, we will continue efforts with wastewater testing.

Spring 2021 Academic Calendar Revolves Around Safety and Health

One of our key principles during the COVID-19 pandemic has been to always ensure the health, safety and well-being of our campus community. It is part of how we answer the question every day: Did we care?

Planning for an Uncertain Budget

This week, the Governor instructed all state agencies and universities to prepare plans examining how an 8 percent budget reduction for FY 20-2021 (Fiscal Year 2021) would impact our operations. That could mean as much as a $21 million reduction in our budget this year alone.

New Tools to Keep You Safe

Today, I want to provide you with some early details of additional tools we will use as part of this community effort:

Labor Day Looks Different This Year

In a normal year, our campus would be closed this coming Monday for Labor Day. It goes without saying, this year is different.

Updated, Comprehensive Dashboard Tracks Our Efforts to Keep Campus Safe, Healthy

We have promised throughout this semester to let robust data and health expertise drive our community’s response to the coronavirus. And we promised to keep you informed at each important step in our path together.

Thank You to Our Faculty

Because of you—our people—we continue to fulfill our precious mission to educate, research, serve and care. And, you are fulfilling this mission in an environment where—more than ever before—our individual actions affect our collective safety and health.