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Winter weather and safety

The university has worked with emergency management officials, faculty and staff on the following policies with respect to inclement weather.

Continuing to Monitor Weather

As we communicated yesterday, inclement weather is predicted in the Lexington area this weekend. Our best available information, at this time, indicates that precipitation will begin late this evening, with snowfall beginning in the early morning hours. We are preparing to ensure the health and safety of all those on our campus.

Weather and Plans for This Weekend

Inclement weather is predicted in the Lexington area this weekend, even as our campus will host several important activities. We want you to know about the steps we’re taking to help ensure the health and safety of our community and our visitors.

Monitoring Weather

We are monitoring a potential weather event that will likely impact our campus and community Thursday, Feb. 3 and Friday, Feb. 4.

Monitoring Weather

We will work to keep you informed with more frequent updates about our efforts to keep the campus safe and open, as well as any changes in our operational status should that be necessary.

UK Operating on Normal Schedule Tuesday, January 18

The University of Kentucky will be operating on its normal schedule for operations Tuesday, January 18.

Weather Update

We are monitoring a potential weather event that could impact our region over the next 24 to 48 hours. In an effort to provide more information — in a more timely and consistent manner — we will be providing updates regarding our status and our efforts to ensure a safe community throughout this event. 

Winter Weather and Safety

While our goal is to always keep campus fully operational and sustain our critical missions of education, research, service and patient care, there are rare occasions when we must alter our normal schedule or close the portion of our campus outside of UK HealthCare and operate on our severe weather staffing plan known as Plan B.

More Flexibility to Use Your Vacation Time

Dear Colleagues, I know how hard each of you has been working since we began our COVID-19 response a year ago. Your dedication to our mission and those we serve has shined. Throughout this response period, we have encouraged you to take your accrued vacation time, and many of you have. It is important to use your vacation time to benefit your overall well-being. However, the pandemic has caused many disruptions, including the ability of some to take their full vacation allotment due to increased workload or other staffing needs.

COVID-19 Testing Protocols This Spring

Dear Students, As we conclude the first week of the spring semester, I want to share plans to uphold our most important promise: keeping you healthy and safe. As a part of that commitment, we will continue to conduct ongoing, mandatory testing this spring to manage the COVID-19 virus. Starting Monday, Feb. 1., we will begin contacting students about their next mandatory test. Here’s how testing will work:

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