Vaccinated Individuals No Longer Required to Screen May 13, 2021
Dear Campus Community,
As we approach the end of the academic year, I want to express how much I appreciate you—and all you’ve done to keep our community healthy and safe.
This time of year marks a period of hope and healing, as more and more members of our community receive the COVID-19 vaccine. At our Kroger Field Vaccine Clinic, we have administered nearly a quarter million doses of this life-saving medication. As such, the stadium has been an engine of healing and hope, and its operations were made possible by thousands of members of our university and health care communities who have volunteered.
It has fueled our progress toward returning to more normal operations and to the lives we long to share with loved ones, friends and colleagues. Because so many community members have been vaccinated, we can begin this transition on our campus. Of course, we will continue to let science and data drive everything we do.
Starting next week, we will shift our requirements related to the daily attestation, or daily screener, for members of the campus community (non-healthcare faculty, staff and students) who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have submitted proof of vaccination to the university.
These protocols will remain in place, barring any changes in guidance from the CDC, for the duration of the summer term. UK HealthCare will continue to implement its own policies with respect to attestation for individuals operating in clinical settings. Important details are below:
Campus Students, Faculty and Staff Who Are Not Vaccinated
- Community members who are physically coming to campus and who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will be required to screen daily throughout the summer, as they have been for the past year. They will continue to receive daily attestation reminders.
Campus Students, Faculty and Staff Who Have Been Vaccinated
- Community members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to complete the screener throughout the summer. However, it is important to make sure we have your vaccination information on file.
- If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at the Kroger Field Clinic, the university should have your record.
- If you received your COVID-19 vaccine from another provider, you should upload your information to UK Health Corps via this self-report tool.
- If you continue to receive daily screener reminders, please use the self-report tool to ensure we have your vaccination information on file.
Campus Students, Faculty and Staff Who Would Like to be Vaccinated
- The Kroger Field Vaccination Clinic will transition its operations to UK HealthCare pharmacies at Alumni Park Plaza and University Health Pharmacy beginning May 19. UK community members and the general public can still request a COVID-19 vaccine.
Moving forward, we are contemplating how we might adapt the screener to serve our community and support our community’s holistic wellness in the future. We will communicate plans for future community wellness screeners in the coming weeks.
Importantly, even as we shift these protocols and progress closer to normal operations, UK Health Corps will remain both operational and committed to supporting the ongoing health and safety of our community. All UK students, faculty and staff may continue to access their services by contacting them at 859-218-SAFE (7233) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember that you should continue to monitor your symptoms and take precautions when necessary. To that end, if you wish, you may continue to complete the screener via the mobile app.
Thank you for everything you’ve done to get us to this point.