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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Jayden Riggs, a sophomore clinical management major, gets tested for COVID-19 on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at K-Lair in Haggin Hall in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Weekly testing for unvaccinated individuals no longer required, UK announces

Kendall Staton April 3, 2022

Starting Monday, April 4, unvaccinated members of the UK campus community will no longer be required to undergo weekly COVID testing. Announced on Sunday in a campus-wide email from UK president Eli Capilouto,...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID-19 cases show a steady decrease for students and faculty at UK

Amy Oakley March 10, 2022

Nearly two years after the pandemic started, many students and faculty at UK are feeling hopeful now that the university has gone mask-optional.Many neighboring universities across the state have either...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Pediatric vaccination clinic opens at UK HealthCare

Emily Girard December 2, 2021

On Nov. 9, UK HealthCare and the Kentucky Children’s Hospital collaborated to open a pediatric vaccination clinic and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to children.The clinic, located in the UK HealthCare...

A community member receives a COVID-19 test on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at UK’s Kroger Field testing site in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK employees suspended for noncompliance with COVID-19 testing

Kaleb Littleton November 12, 2021

Twenty-four University of Kentucky employees are on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing requirements.In August, UK mandated that students and employees who have not received a...

A dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is injected into a patient’s arm on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK opens additional COVID-19 and flu vaccine clinics

Allie Walters November 4, 2021

UK is opening vaccination locations for COVID-19 and influenza around campus. As of Oct. 27, 89.2% of the UK community has received both COVID-19 vaccinations.UK president Eli Capilouto recently set a...

UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

UK Student Government Association votes on vaccine mandate

Allie Walters September 23, 2021

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the UK Student Government Association held a full senate chamber meeting, voting to continue considering the motion of a university vaccination mandate.SGA Senator Danica Moon,...

UK president Eli Capilouto speaks to new students during the Wildcat Welcome Ceremony on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

COVID Update: One goal achieved but more progress to come, Capilouto says

Sarah Michels September 16, 2021

Over 80 percent of the campus community is fully or partially vaccinated as of Sept. 9, UK President Eli Capilouto announced to UK’s Board of Trustees Friday. With an 81.5 percent vaccination rate,...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops watches his team warmup before the University of Kentucky vs. North Carolina State TaxSlayer Gator Bowl game on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Kentucky won 23-21. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky football still trying to attain 80 percent team vaccination threshold

Hunter Shelton July 20, 2021

As Mark Stoops addressed SEC Media Day on Tuesday, he made sure that his stance on vaccinations and COVID-19 protocol was clear.“We're just going to continue to educate our players and try to reach that...

Camille Wright, a junior ISC and digital media design major, directs patients to open stations on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK vaccine operations to switch locations

Sarah Michels May 10, 2021

In a hopeful sign that post-COVID normalcy is moving even closer, the University of Kentucky announced that their vaccination operations will be moving out of their temporary vaccine clinics and into normal...

A group of unmasked students walk towards The 90 on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Despite campus rules, some go without masks

Kernel news staff April 14, 2021

Warmer weather, pandemic fatigue, more vaccinations: whatever the reason, there have been a lot of exposed faces on campus in the last few weeks. The university’s mask policy says masks should be worn...

Camille Wright, a junior ISC and digital media design major, directs patients to open stations on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at UK’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Another day, another dose at vaccine clinic

Rayleigh Deaton April 14, 2021

The brisk April breeze played with the flaps on a series of white vinyl tents, the tunnel through people enter the Kroger Field vaccine site and await their ‘shot of hope.’On Saturday, April 10, the...

A box of COVID-19 vaccines is carried to vaccine stations on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021,  in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

UK pauses use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Natalie Parks & Jack Weaver April 13, 2021

The University of Kentucky will temporarily halt administration of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 following a call from U.S. health agencies.The CDC and FDA called for the pause out of an "abundance...

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