Novel Coronavirus (nCoV2019)

University officials are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) situation, which changes frequently, and will inform the community about policies, procedures and activities related to UofL's virus protection and response efforts.

Note: This site will be updated on an on-going basis. Check back here frequently for new updates and resources.


Questions Regarding the Outbreak?

UofL faculty, staff or students:

General questions from the public:


US COVID-19 Tracker Map 

Recent Updates

From President Neeli Bendapudi

After extensive and in-depth conversations with infectious disease experts at our university, and higher education peers in the state and the nation, I have made the following decisions.

  1. Classes will be delivered remotely starting March 18.
  2. Summer Term 2020 courses will be delivered online.
  3. International travel is suspended effective immediately.
  4. Non-essential domestic business travel is suspended effective immediately.
  5. All events hosted by UofL or at a UofL facility will be postponed or cancelled through May 31.
  6. UofL’s campuses remain open but recommend employees work remotely, if eligible.

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Travel Guidelines

Returning Traveler's Report

Any University faculty, staff or student is encouraged to report any international or domestic travel in the event you may need to self-isolate or become ill.

Report Travel

*Please login to Office365 with your UofL account to complete this form.

CDC Travel Health Notices

View the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice board that provides the current warning levels for specific international destinations.

View travel notices

For Students

Recent Updates

All classes will be offered remotely via online or other alternative learning options beginning Wednesday, March 18. If you have questions on how to prepare for this change, review the checklist for students.

Finals will be conducted remotely.

If you have questions about a specific course, contact the instructor.

More information

Tips to Stay Healthy

Coping with Uncertainty

Each one of us is affected by this global event, and our interconnectedness must be our strength in these uncertain days. Our people are our greatest asset and highest priority. To help cope with heightened concerns there are a variety of mental health services available for our students, faculty, staff and community.

Resources for students

Resources for employees

Social Distancing


Self-isolation is a voluntary agreement to remain at home, limit your outside movements, and monitor your health for 14 days after returning from a high risk country or area.

Learn how to self-isolate


Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Learn when and how you should wash your hands with soap and water or sanitizer to stay healthy.

Learn how to properly wash your hands

Cleaning and Disinfection

Guidance for households with known or suspected COVID-19 cases.

Resources for business, schools, daycare centers

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheets

What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

English (PDF)

Spanish (PDF)

Chinese (PDF)

Coronavirus FAQs (en francais)

Coronavirus Advice (en francais)