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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 6, 2020) — At this point in the semester, you’ve probably heard of or interacted in some capacity with the University of Kentucky Health Corps team. But who are they, and how do they help keep our campus safe?
The UK Health Corps is made up of more than a dozen dedicated staff members working to keep our campus healthy and safe by managing everything from contact tracing and academic coordination to transportation and communications.
“Health Corps is an integrative approach to community-based wellness for faculty, staff and students,” said contact tracer Eryn Clayton. “We use technology centered around human interaction and personal attention so that we can reach every person and have more time talking with the person and providing their resources, as opposed to worrying about the technology side of it.”
The UK Health Corps team is based in Mandrell Hall (the former Lexington Theological Seminary building), where they have repurposed the second floor into a hub for outreach and support for a healthy campus.
To learn more about the UK Health Corps team members and how they keep our campus healthy and safe, click on the video above.
For any questions about the team, students, faculty and staff can reach out to UK Health Corps by calling 859-218-SAFE (7233) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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