COVID-19 vaccination is not required, but it is strongly encouraged in order to keep our campus safe, prevent the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the severity of the affects in those who contract COVID-19.
Campus Health has the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for the primary series AND the new Moderna Bivalent COVID booster vaccine available. The current recommendation is for everyone to get one dose of the bivalent booster which has better protection for the Ba.5 variant. All faculty, staff and students are eligible to receive vaccines.
To help prevent the spread of the latest variants of COVID-19, KN95 masks are available for faculty, staff and students at the following locations:
- Student Recreation Center
- Student Activities Center, Welcome Center East
- Office of Admissions
- University Libraries
- Student Success Center, Belknap Academic Building
- Cultural Center • International Center
- SGA Offices, Student Activities Center
- Shelby Campus administrative offices
- HSC Fitness Center
- Kornhauser Library
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.
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.