UK Athletics’ Return to Activity Continues

UK Athletics’ Return to Activity Continues

LEXINGTON, Ky. – With students returning to campus and classes resuming at the University of Kentucky, COVID-19 testing is now in place for all UK Athletics teams and related staff. 
Details from the most recent testing include:

  • 416 student-athletes from all sports were PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tested from August 7-19. Ten were PCR positive.
  • 259 student-athletes who had newly returned to campus also underwent antibody testing during the initial onboarding process, with nine positive for past infections.
  • 143 staff members were PCR tested from August 7-19. One was PCR positive. 

Student-athletes and staff testing PCR positive were required to isolate in accordance with CDC and local health department guidelines. UK Athletics will continue to actively monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and respond accordingly in collaboration with University of Kentucky leadership and the guidance of the Southeastern Conference Medical Task Force.


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