LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 13, 2021) – University officials announced on Thursday that campus community members (non-UK HealthCare faculty, staff and students) who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will not be required to complete the daily screener during the summer.
“At our Kroger Field Vaccine Clinic, we have administered nearly a quarter million doses of this life-saving medication,” UK President Eli Capilouto said in an email to campus. “As such, the stadium has been an engine of healing and hope, and its operations were made possible by thousands of members of our university and health care communities who have volunteered. It has fueled our progress toward returning to more normal operations and to the lives we long to share with loved ones, friends and colleagues”
Beginning next week, only individuals (non-UK HealthCare faculty, staff and students) who are physically coming to campus and for whom the institution does not have a vaccination record on file will be required to complete the screener throughout the summer. UK HealthCare will continue to implement its own policies with respect to attestation for individuals operating in clinical settings.
To that end, community members who have been vaccinated should note the following guidance:
Campus Students, Faculty and Staff Who Have Been Vaccinated
- Community members who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to complete the screener throughout the summer. However, it is important to make sure we have your vaccination information on file.
- If you received your COVID-19 vaccine at the Kroger Field Clinic, the university should have your record.
- If you received your COVID-19 vaccine from another provider, you should upload your information to UK Health Corps via this self-report tool.
- If you continue to receive daily screener reminders, please use the self-report tool to ensure we have your vaccination information on file.
Campus students, faculty and staff physically coming to campus who have not been vaccinated will be required to screen daily throughout the summer, as they have been for the past year. They will continue to receive daily attestation reminders.
While these policies apply to the summer, UK is contemplating how to adapt the screener to serve the community’s holistic wellness in the future. Capilouto said the institution will communicate more details regarding these plans in the coming weeks.
Individuals who wish to be immunized may still do so through UK HealthCare. The Kroger Field Vaccination Clinic will transition its operations to UK HealthCare pharmacies at Alumni Park Plaza and University Health Pharmacy beginning May 19. UK community members and the general public can still request a COVID-19 vaccine.
Individuals also are encouraged to continue monitoring symptoms and to take precautions when necessary. To that end, community members, if they wish, may continue to complete the screener via the mobile app.
Additionally, UK Health Corps will remain operational throughout the summer, as part of the institution’s commitment to supporting its people. UK students, faculty and staff may continue to access their services by contacting them at 859-218-SAFE(7233) or firstname.lastname@example.org.