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Spring 2021 Semester

We have officially passed the half-way mark of this semester. Thanks to the good decisions you are making each day to keep our community safe, we remain hopeful about our goal to continue in-person instruction until Nov. 24 and the Thanksgiving Break. 

Data DL: Our Modern Public Health Infrastructure

Our infrastructure includes, at its core, ongoing contact tracing and reporting that allows us to monitor the current campus impact.

Mask Up in Willy T

As a reminder, wearing a face covering is required on our campus, unless you are alone in a room, alone outside, eating, drinking, or exercising or when it interferes with required curricular activities. In particular, we need our students to wear masks in the William T. Young Library.

Data DL: Containing the COVID-19 Virus

The COVID-19 Data Team looks at the number of total exposures in our system.

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.