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Healthy Restart FAQs Answered Aug. 20 for UK Faculty, Staff and Students

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 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 a couple of the questions most commonly asked by university faculty and staff.

Q: What testing locations are still available on campus?

A: As of Aug. 19, the university is offering testing at two locations: 

  • Drive-thru: The Blue Lot at Kroger Field 
  • Walk-up: The area between Boyd Hall and the former Blazer Dining facility 

Q: If I get tested on campus, how long will it take for me to receive my results?

A: Results are typically delivered in about 72 hours. If you test negative, you will receive an email notification. If you test positive, you will be contacted via phone by a member of UK Health Corps.


As of Aug. 16, of the 18,921 students tested, Wild Health reported 225 positive cases and a 1.2% 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.