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How We're Keeping Each Other Safe

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2020 The number of active COVID-19 cases among University of Kentucky students has declined, and President Eli Capilouto sent a video message yesterday thanking the UK community for helping make that happen. See the video above.


Dear Campus Community,

Last week, we passed the half-way point of fall 2020.

Because of you, we’re seeing the number of COVID-19 active cases on our campus decline. I want to say thank you for everything you are doing; I want you to know how proud I am of this community for keeping each other healthy.

We continue to let data drive our approach to managing this virus. New efforts we’ve recently announced include free, ongoing retesting for students, random testing among students and targeted testing in residence halls based on wastewater testing data. Everything we do is designed with our top priority in mind: making it as easy as possible to be safe on the UK campus.

Thank you for doing your part.

Eli Capilouto


Photo of graduate student Dalton Strike preparing waste water from a residence hall for testing.
Doctoral student Dalton Strike prepares samples of residence hall wastewater for COVID-19 testing in UK College of Engineering Professor Scott Berry's lab. Mark Cornelison | UK Photo.