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Since launching the COVID-19 data dashboard in September, our team has provided daily updates on the numbers describing the current impact of COVID-19 on the UK campus. Last week, we posted our final update of the fall semester, with data through the final day of classes, Nov. 24.

In the coming days, the institution will publish an End of Semester Report detailing the initiatives implemented throughout the semester and highlighting the ways data and science drove everything that we did. This includes aggregate data on wastewater and random testing, as well as further breakdowns of overall testing data and a snapshot of this data over time. The report is a testament to the monumental work—undertaken across our campus—to achieve a successful in-person, residential experience this fall. At every stage, the health and safety of our community remained our top priorities.

At the same time, we are working to develop a Spring Playbook, grounded in the guiding principles that facilitated our success this fall and building on the extensive knowledge we gained while mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 on our campus. We will distribute this playbook to the campus community after the first of next year. Again, data and science will drive our recommendations, operations and commitments throughout the spring semester as well.

Importantly, as we did in the fall, we will incorporate input from the campus community in our planning for the spring. To that end, the community is invited to provide feedback on challenges, successes or other thoughts related to operations in the fall semester. We will communicate about providing feedback in the coming days. 

Thank you for your role in protecting and respecting the UK community this semester.