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University of Kentucky will re-test Greek students for COVID-19

As a part of the second phase of coronavirus testing at the University of Kentucky, 5,500 fraternity and sorority students will be re-tested for COVID-19.

Evidence gathered by the university clearly suggests that students who participate in Greek life are more likely to contract coronavirus.

Specifically, students in FSL organizations currently have a positivity rate of approximately 3%, compared to the general student population’s positivity rate of approximately 1%. Both rates are lower than the Commonwealth’s positivity rate. Moreover, of the 49 students in isolation after testing positive for the virus, a majority — 30 — reside in two fraternity houses on campus. Those fraternities will continue to isolate in their respective houses.

The re-testing process for fraternity and sorority students will begin Sunday. Four walk-up lanes near The 90 and William T. Young Library will be available for the mandatory testing from 8 am-4 pm. Testing will take place at the same location from 8 am-noon on Monday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 30.

Once the sorority and fraternity members are all tested, UK will move begin re-testing other groups of students. That plan will be announced at a later date. You can find more information, including a few words from president Eli Capilouto, right here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for University of Kentucky will re-test Greek students for COVID-19



  1. CatManDo
    3:33 pm August 21, 2020 Permalink

    That’s racist to only require this for students born in Greece.



  2. CJKAssassin123
    3:57 pm August 21, 2020 Permalink

    It isn’t that bad they are only responding this way because of what the reports and evidence says. Does it soundly like it’s in poor taste? Yes but in no way do I believe UK meant any socially discriminating.



  3. CJKAssassin123
    3:58 pm August 21, 2020 Permalink

    Anything not any.



  4. 4burgoo
    6:18 pm August 21, 2020 Permalink

    Not surprised. While they would like to find a way to permanently abolish the Greek system, they will surely find enough “evidence” from the test results to at least disband them for fall & spring.



  5. UKInsider
    9:59 am August 22, 2020 Permalink

    I bet the SAE’s and Sigma Chi’s test for potent strains of diseases far worse than Covid.