University of Kentucky releases fall restart plan

Published: Jun. 16, 2020 at 12:06 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The University of Kentucky released its restart plan for the fall Tuesday morning.

Classes will start August 17, a week earlier than planned.

[CLICK HERE to read the 16-page plan]

There will be no Labor Day holiday or fall break, and the semester will end at Thanksgiving break.

Final exams will go out after Thanksgiving break.

Everyone will have to do a COVID-19 self-assessment before coming to campus. Everyone will also be required to wear masks on campus unless alone or eating or drinking.

Students will receive a starter kit with PPE, personal protective equipment, and other items.

“When you come to your residence hall room on day one, it’s going to be sitting on the bed, if you will," said Eric Monday, UK executive Vice President for Finance and Administration. "And so that kit will include a couple masks and some hand sanitizer at the monitor for you to self assess your temperature on the daily screen that all faculty staff and students that are on-site will have to complete on a daily basis, and maybe a few other things as well, but we bought enough for every single student.”

COVID-19 testing will also be available to everyone.

Areas around campus will also have limited capacity.

UK’s plan also notes the return of remote learning as a back up if state or federal guidelines change given there is another COVID-19 surge.

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