Novel Coronavirus (nCoV2019)
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stop the Spread of COVID-19.
Health and Safety Expectations
Masks and Physical Distancing
All students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks and practice physical distancing of at least six feet while on campus. Learn more about UofL’s Health and Safety Protocols. Remember, face shields do not count as a mask or face covering. For more details on mask use, read the Mask FAQs.
All students, faculty and staff on campus are required to get tested. UofL's contract vendor, Bluewater Diagnostic Lab, is conducting testing for all university members on weekdays on the Belknap and HSC campuses. Learn more.
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 email@example.com.
- 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 so the university can effectively track COVID-19 cases and ensure proper isolation and quarantine procedures for our campus community.
COVID-19 VaccineThe COVID-19 vaccine is not required, but it is highly encouraged. The FDA approved vaccine is being distributed in phases, starting first with health care facilities and long-term care facilities. Once the vaccine becomes available to the university, UofL Health will send individual vaccine invitations to our university members. For details, read the university's COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs and the CDC's COVID-19 vaccine information page.
View the Testing Dashboard for the number of tests, positive cases and negative cases of COVID-19 within our university community. These numbers are updated by Campus Health Services three times per week.
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.
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.
University-sponsored travel that is not essential is not permitted at this time. Read the following interim travel policies that are currently in effect:
If you intend to travel to any domestic or international location with a 10% positivity rate or higher, report your travel to Campus Health Services by clicking the button below. Campus Health Services will contact you if you need to quarantine and this information helps with contact investigations.