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COVID-19 testing has started on UK’s campus

Photo: @WUKY

Photo: @WUKY

Classes begin at the University of Kentucky on August 17, and those students electing to take classes on campus must first pass a coronavirus test. Testing began today at five different spots around campus, including the parking lot at Kroger Field, as pictured above by @WUKY. From now through August 22, students can schedule an appointment online to get tested between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The tests are administered by Lexington-based company Wild Health, and up to 2,000 students can be tested each day with results delivered in about 24 hours.

Here are more details from UK:

Drive-Through Testing

  • The Blue Lot at Kroger Field

Walk-Up Testing

  • UK-owned houses between State Street and University Street
  • The area between Boyd Hall and the former Blazer Dining facility
  • Greek Park off of Rose Lane
  • William T. Young lawn at Hilltop Avenue and Woodland Avenue

— Students who test negative will be notified via email that their results are available; those results can be accessed via link to a secure, HIPAA-compliant portal on the web-based application.

— Students who test positive will be contacted by phone by a member of the UK Health Corps team. The team will provide the students with instructions, resources and other necessary support.

— Students who test positive will be required to quarantine in accordance with CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and state public health guidelines. UK Health Corps will support them with the resources they need to ensure their health.

There’s even a video to walk you through it:

Go Cats.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

3 Comments for COVID-19 testing has started on UK’s campus

  1. PensacolaCat
    12:36 pm August 3, 2020 Permalink

    You mean we can go about our normal lives as long as we act responsibly and cautiously? But I thought we should all be huddled inside our homes shaking in terror from the impending slow and painful death from COVID. Next thing you’ll hear is that college sports will be played this year…

  2. Buttered Popcorn
    5:17 pm August 3, 2020 Permalink

    Impressive effort for sure. It has to be especially helpful for out of state students (however many are these days) who don’t know Lexington well.

  3. zoupman
    10:59 pm August 3, 2020 Permalink

    Damn Wuhan virus.