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Reminder: Your UKY Email is Critical for COVID Information, Test Results

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2022) — With the spring semester well underway, the University of Kentucky remains dedicated to keeping our campus community safe.

UK continues to offer free testing services and has resumed the required weekly testing for unvaccinated students, faculty and staff.

Regularly checking your uky email is critical to receiving your results.

Regardless of the email address you provide upon testing, your negative (not detected) or positive (detected) result will be emailed to your university-issued account. Students and employees should pay close attention to their uky email for communications from UK Health Corps and/or the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. If you have a cell phone number recorded with the university, you will also receive a text message that your results are ready and available. 

COVID-19 booster shots remain our best defense against serious illness or hospitalization.

Any fully vaccinated adult living or working in Kentucky is now eligible for a booster. You can learn more here.

If you have additional questions, UK Health Corps is a resource available to you.

Health Corps, within the Office for Student Success, is comprised of dedicated staff members working to keep our campus healthy and safe — managing everything from contact tracing and academic coordination to transportation and communications.

The Health Corps team has undergone extensive training to provide individualized services that support the entire UK community.

You can contact Health Corps at 859-218-SAFE or

Current Hours of Operation:

  • Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

More information on UK’s COVID-19 response, such as details on testing and vaccines, can be found on our 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.