Data DL: Ten Days of Less than 200 Active Cases October 21, 2020
Each day on our campus, our modern public health infrastructure facilitates screening, testing and tracing to keep our community safe. Always, we adjust and adapt to ensure we’re doing everything in our power to make it easy to be healthy.
Our data suggest that members of our community are making good decisions and looking out for each other’s safety. This week, we hit the ten-day mark of active cases on our campus remaining consecutively under 200.
Data on the dashboard currently reflect the current campus impact of COVID-19 through Oct. 19.
You can read more about this in the Herald-Leader's recent story, "University of Kentucky students not to blame as Lexington COVID-19 cases trend upward."
Active cases are students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet been released from their respective isolation locations or county health departments. If a student does not submit to UK a "release from isolation" document from a county health department, they remain an active case for 14 days after their test date.
Students living in on-campus facilities are moved to on-campus isolation facilities. Students living off-campus are instructed to isolate in their off-campus residences. All students who have been issued isolation orders have the option to return home to their permanent residences for their isolation period, if they choose.
Active cases have a variety of sources, including on-campus testing data, results from off-campus providers and self-reported results revealed through the contact tracing process, which may lack testing documentation.
You can view this data over time on the dashboard.
It’s another reflection of the commitment our community has made to each other—to keep each other accountable, safe and well.