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Healthy Restart FAQs Answered Aug. 17 for UK Faculty, Staff and Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2020) — As University of Kentucky returns to in-session classes, the university continues to field questions related to specific elements of the campus restart plan. Below are three of the questions most commonly asked by university faculty and staff.

Q: One of my team members reports they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. What do I do?

A: If someone on your team has been directed to self-isolate by a public health professional or their personal health care provider, the employee should follow that guidance. Please contact Employee Relations at 859-257-8758. The supervisor should request documentation from the employee and contact Employee Relations at 859-257-8758.

Q: Can I be tested more than once for COVID-19?

A: After employees receive their test from UK and Wild Health, any follow up tests should be scheduled through their primary health care provider. Additionally, free testing sites are available throughout the state.

Q: What changes have been made to the Orange Route Extension?

A: UK Transportation Services is not planning to run the Orange Route Extension for the Fall 2020 semester. Employees who typically park in the Orange Lot should continue to park there as normal. Working closely with UK HealthCare leadership, Transportation Services has made several small adjustments to permit allocations for this lot. These changes, coupled with an increase in employees utilizing remote work opportunities, are expected to result in reduced parking pressure on the Orange Lot. Read more here.

As of Aug. 13, of the 15,450 students tested, Wild Health reported 147 positive cases and a 1.0% positivity rate on campus. To see updated results from student testing, visit:

For more information related to University of Kentucky's COVID-19 response and restart plan, visit, including more FAQs at

Each day UK will be providing some of the most frequently asked questions from students, faculty and staff and answering them as we start the new semester. If you have questions you would like to see answered, please email We will continue to answer those on an individual basis, but may also include them in UKNOW. Thanks and stay safe and healthy.