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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. 

Phase II of Testing: Our Next Steps in Keeping Our Community Safe

Yesterday marked the final day of our Phase II COVID-19 testing, which required members of UK Fraternity and Sorority Life organizations to receive a second test. It was the next step in our effort to make data-driven decisions to keep our community safe. 

Our Staff: Leading the Way During Uncertain Times

Our staff — they are unsung, and all too often unseen, heroes. And during this pandemic, a time of so much uncertainty, we depend on them now more than ever.

Incident Involving Personal Information

Over the weekend, we became aware of a regrettable error, outlined below. We provided the following information to the Lexington Herald-Leader this afternoon. We will reach out early this week to those students and employees who may have been impacted. We apologize for any anxiety this issue may cause.

Phase II of Our Testing Plan

We’re beginning Phase II of UK's testing plan. This testing regimen – recommended in our restart playbook and by a team of health professionals and public health experts– created a baseline of data that’s now enabling us to quickly detect and respond to trends.

Staying Fixed on Our Mission

So much is different in our world right now. Yet, so many of the important things — who we are and what we are called to do — remain the same. I think it is critical that we remain fixed on that mission right now.

State, UK and UK HealthCare to Begin Free Community COVID-19 Testing

The ​Commonwealth of Kentucky's Department for Public Health is partnering with the University of Kentucky and UK HealthCare ​to begin free drive-up COVID-19 testing for the community at two sites beginning Aug. 24, UK officials said Monday.