Novel Coronavirus (nCoV2019)
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stop the Spread of COVID-19.
Health and Safety Expectations
Masks and Physical Distancing
Fully vaccinated Cardinals are not required to wear a mask or distance themselves on campus in most settings. Be mindful that transportation and healthcare settings on campus do require masking, regardless of vaccination status. 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.
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.
COVID-19 VaccinesThe 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.
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.
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.
Domestic and international travel
The university has returned to pre-COVID procedures for domestic travel and has reinstated the Travel Warning Policy for international travel.
Under the Travel Warning Policy, UofL permits international travel under our traditional 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 U.S. citizens to enter. A list of these locations can be found here. Travel to CDC and State Department Level 3 and 4 destinations requires additional steps and considerations. These details are outlined in the international travel procedures and forms on the provost's website. Travel to locations where U.S. citizens are not permitted will be approved only in cases where the traveler is exempt from these regulations.
Travel reminders and resources
- Get fully vaccinated before traveling.
- Research the state-wide positivity rate or the international warning level of a destination before choosing to travel.
- Review the CDC’s current travel recommendations.
- If you are unvaccinated and returning from another country, you may have to quarantine.
- Review the CDC’s
international travel recommendations for unvaccinated people.
- Review UofL's international travel procedures and forms as well as the Travel Warning Policy for any additional UofL requirements
- Direct all international travel questions to the International Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.