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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.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.