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.
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.
- Classes will be delivered remotely starting March 18 through April 28.
- International travel is suspended effective immediately.
- Non-essential domestic business travel is suspended effective immediately.
- UofL’s campuses remain open but recommend employees work remotely, if eligible.
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.
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.
All classes will be offered remotely via online or other alternative learning options beginning Wednesday, March 18, through April 28. If you have questions on how to prepare for this change, review the checklist for students.
Finals will be conducted remotely.
By March 29, all students are asked to move out of our campus traditional and suite-style halls.
If you have questions about a specific course, contact the instructor.
Information about how to conduct classes via electronic means.
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.
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.
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.
Cleaning and Disinfection
CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheets
What you need to know about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).