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COVID-19 Testing at College Way to End May 31

Student in a car in line to be tested for Covid-19 by an employee of Wild Health, UK's partner in Covid testing, in the Kroger Field drive-thru testing location.
COVID-19 testing on UK's campus in January 2021. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 25, 2022) — Tuesday, May 31 will be the last day that Wild Health conducts COVID-19 testing at the 1505 College Way location.

Since August 2020, the University of Kentucky has administered more than 640,000 COVID-19 tests — a testament to what can be accomplished through collaboration and shared commitment to health and safety. Wild Health has been an important partner in those efforts. Our partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health also increased the availability of COVID-19 testing to citizens of the Commonwealth.

UK students and employees can learn about available testing options here. Individuals are encouraged to upload test results using the self-report tool to receive support from Health Corps.

Health Corps, the center of UK’s modern public health infrastructure, remains operational to provide resources and guidance to members of the UK community.

University officials continue to encourage community members to get vaccinated, stating in a campus email that, “vaccines remain our best defense against serious illness and hospitalization for COVID-19.”

For more information on how to get vaccinated, visit this website.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.