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.
- The Blue Lot at Kroger Field
- 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: