Resources for Health

General Health Guidance

  • As we enter flu season, please consider the medical resources available for all students feeling physically unwell. You are encouraged to rest, wash your hands, seek medical care, and stay home, if you are sick. Furthermore, contact University Health Service at 859-323-2778.
  • If you are experiencing emotional or behavioral issues, please seek help through our UK Counseling Center, your residence hall assistant, your academic advisor, or other University personnel. 
  • There is help available to mitigate stress and anxiety through The Study, Transformative Learning, the Counseling Center, the Disability Resource Center, and Presentation U.

Influenza:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently reporting that the flu is widespread in Kentucky. As such, UK HealthCare has temporarily amended its inpatient hospital visitation policies to be proactive in helping protect the health and well-being of patients and health care workers during flu season. Learn more about UK HealthCare’s visitation policy.
  • It’s important to remember that it isn’t too late to receive your flu vaccine; students can schedule an appointment at University Health Service to receive a vaccine, and UK HealthCare employees can visit Employee Health to receive theirs. UK retail pharmacies also have flu shots available, along with most local retail pharmacies.

Coronavirus:

  • The Department of State has issued a Level 4 advisory for all of China. In addition, the CDC has issued a Level 3 warning for all of China. As a result, all non-essential University-sponsored travel to China by faculty, staff, or students will not be approved at this time (all other University-sponsored travel has not been impacted). Appeals will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We are working with those impacted to re-arrange or reschedule trips planned in the near term.
  • As the situation further develops, we continue to work directly with UK HealthCare and community partners in providing safe, effective care. A workgroup of senior UK administrators is meeting regularly to monitor issues or incidents associated with the virus.
  • Currently, there are reports of a limited number of cases of the virus in the U.S., but there are no reported incidents on our campus. And, we continue to be advised that the risk of transmission to members of our community is very low. UK has a website that provides current information about resources: https://uknow.uky.edu/content/coronavirus-response
  • Questions have arisen about how the University may handle the return of any members of our campus who have recently been in China. We are fortunate on our campus to have a nationally regarded academic medical center with a Division for Infectious Diseases. They have developed, and will utilize, a protocol for these situations.

 

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