Novel Coronavirus (nCoV2019)

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stop the Spread of COVID-19. 

Business Operations COVID Support Team

Can't find an answer you need in the FAQs?

Contact the Business Operations COVID Support Team, open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 502-852-7549, email , or start a live chat.

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Health and Safety Expectations

Masks and Physical Distancing

Fully vaccinated Cardinals do not need to wear a mask or distance themselves on campus in most settings. Be mindful that transportation and healthcare settings on campus do require masking. Cardinals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to mask and practice physical distancing in all public, indoor spaces on campus.


UofL's contract vendor, Bluewater Diagnostic Lab, is conducting testing for all university members on weekdays on the Belknap and HSC campuses. Learn more.

Feeling symptoms?

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or you are concerned that you may have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you should:

  • Stay at home or in your residential hall.
  • Notify Campus Health at 502-852-6446 or
  • Contact your medical provider.
  • If you are an employee, notify your supervisor.

Even if you decide to seek care from your own medical provider, be sure to still inform Campus Health.

University Response

COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective. Vaccination is not required, but it is strongly encouraged. Get vaccinated at the Cardinal Stadium vaccination site or find a vaccination location near you. Learn more.

Testing Dashboard

View the Testing Dashboard for the number of tests, positive cases and negative cases of COVID-19 within our university community. .

Contact Tracing Process

Once the results of a COVID-19 test are confirmed positive, contact investigation will be initiated by Campus Health Services (Campus Health) in partnership with public health officials. Once contacts have been identified, Campus Health will notify anyone who may have been exposed.

Read more about the university's COVID-19 Mitigation procedures and take a look at Campus Health's Response Procedures for a step-by-step reference on how Campus Health conducts investigation.

Scenario Planning

As part of UofL's preparation for the virus's potential effects on students, faculty and staff, university officials are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 on campus and in the community. Read the list of key scenarios that could require a quick response and what those potential responses by the university might be.

Travel Guidelines

The university has reinstated its Travel Warning Policy which automatically adapts to the CDC travel risk assessment levels.  While the CDC has stated fully vaccinated individuals are permitted to travel, the CDC and State Department recommend against international travel to most destinations at this time.  

UofL permits travel under our traditional policies and procedures (i.e., without an appeal) to locations identified as Level 2 or below on both CDC and State Department advisory lists and locations that allow US citizens to enter. Travel to CDC and State Department Level 3 and 4 destinations, however, requires additional steps and considerations. These details are outlined in the international travel procedures and forms on the provost's website.


Travel reminders and resources