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Reminder: Your UKY Email is Critical for COVID Information, Test Results

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2022) — With the spring semester well underway, the University of Kentucky remains dedicated to keeping our campus community safe.

UK continues to offer free testing services and has resumed the required weekly testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff.

Regularly checking your uky email is critical to receiving your results.

Regardless of the email address you provide upon testing, your negative (not detected) or positive (detected) result will be emailed to your university-issued account. Students and employees should pay close attention to their uky email for communications from UK Health Corps and/or the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. If you have a cell phone number recorded with the university, you will also receive a text message that your results are ready and available. 

COVID-19 booster shots remain our best defense against serious illness or hospitalization.

Any fully vaccinated adult living or working in Kentucky is now eligible for a booster. You can learn more here.

If you have additional questions, UK Health Corps is a resource available to you.

Health Corps, within the Office for Student Success, is comprised of dedicated staff members working to keep our campus healthy and safe — managing everything from contact tracing and academic coordination to transportation and communications.

The Health Corps team has undergone extensive training to provide individualized services that support the entire UK community.

You can contact Health Corps at 859-218-SAFE or

Current Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

More information on UK’s COVID-19 response, such as details on testing and vaccines, can be found on our 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 $501 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.