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Facebook Live to Feature Topics on University's COVID-19 Response, Campus Facilities

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov.12, 2020) — University of Kentucky medical and campus facilities experts will discuss how UK’s COVID-19 response has shaped the fall semester for the health and safety of the UK community in a Facebook Live event on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. at

Robert DiPaola, dean of the College of Medicine and chair of UK’s START team, will provide an expert analysis on the university’s COVID-19 response as well as tips for staying healthy during the colder months.

Additionally, Mary Vosevich, vice president for facilities management and chief facilities officer, will discuss the ways UK’s campus facilities have allowed for a successful, safe semester for all members of the community.

The event will be moderated by UK Student Government Association President Courtney Wheeler. Members of the community are encouraged to submit questions in advance to

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