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An interdisciplinary group of UK HealthCare physicians and clinical and research leaders at the University of Kentucky — the START (Screening, Testing and Tracing, to Accelerate Restart and Transition) team — will continue to examine health and safety guidance throughout the summer and into the fall.

Testing and Vaccines

UK students and employees can visit University Health Service for more information about COVID-19 testing and vaccines. Community testing is also available at College Way.

Student health

Employee health

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Health Corps

Health Corps is available to support all members of the university community and is an integral part of the university as a program within the Office for Student Success. Health Corps can connect you to resources such as:

  • The Wellness Screener
  • COVID-19 testing
  • Contact tracing
  • Health care, academic or financial assistance

Members of the UK community who are tested for COVID-19 can self-report their results at the link below. 

Self-report results

Contact Health Corps


Current Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. — 5 p.m.


Masks are optional in common areas across campus, during voluntary events,  for performances and for passengers or employees onboard the Blue, White, Yellow, Green and Orange  route buses as well as those utilizing Kentucky Wildcab and Paratransit on-demand services. 

Masks are mandatory in classrooms during classes; private offices/suites and conference/meeting rooms where more than one person is gathered; research and classroom laboratories; and health care facilities and settings.

Students wearing masks

Financial Support

The university has awarded students who are eligible for emergency financial assistance under provisions of federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding (HEERF). 

This funding came about through three Acts: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES), Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

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