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COVID Briefing now once a week on Thursdays

As of Thursday, April 8, the COVID Briefing will be sent out on Thursdays only. If you have questions that need to be addressed sooner, please talk first to your manager. If necessary, you can email covid19questions@uky.edu.

UK HealthCare volunteers returning!

We happily announce the return of UK HealthCare volunteers via a phased approached beginning Monday, April 19. Read more…

Information for connecting patients to loved ones

When rounding on patients, encourage them and their families to use the resources available at UK HealthCare to stay connected with their loved ones.

We recommend that patients connect with their loved ones through technology. Patients may use their personal phone, computer and tablet to stay connected through audio and video chatting. Read more…

Employee Health birth month TB screening

If you are a UK HealthCare employee who has a birthday in the month of January, February or March and HAVE NOT scheduled your annual TB screening, please call 859-323-2778 and schedule a “fast track” TB appointment. Read more…

UK international travel suspension remains in effect

As we look forward to the summer, we hope that some international mobility will soon be able to resume as vaccination continues and new COVID cases decline. However, due to the unpredictability of the pandemic, ongoing border closures and quarantine requirements, and enduring advisories against travel from the Department of State and CDC, UK’s international travel suspension remains in effect. Read more…

Answers to questions relevant to COVID

Your questions answered
The following questions were submitted during the last town hall session. Since they are relevant to our COVID response, we are sharing them here. Answers on other topics can be reviewed on our general FAQs page.

Q:  Is there still a 14-day quarantine requirement if you travel internationally? Or will a negative test and immunization proof be enough.
A:  If you have been vaccinated, we should be able to work through it. We are following the CDC guidelines. Be sure to review the guidelines before you travel so you know what to expect when you get to your location and when you return to the United States. Read more…

Help us inform potential visitors that masks are still required

Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has relaxed the need to wear masks among fully vaccinated people, their recommendations are not intended for health care settings.

Help us spread the word to those who may be visiting UK HealthCare facilities – masks, social distancing, hand hygiene and visitor restrictions are still in effect. Read more…

CDC guidelines for fully vaccinated people

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued the first set of interim public health recommendations for fully vaccinated people on Mar. 8. They stated upfront that the guidance would be “updated and expanded based on the level of community spread of SARS-CoV-2, the proportion of the population that is fully vaccinated, and the rapidly evolving science on COVID-19 vaccines.”

Their guidance applies to non-health care settings and defines what fully vaccinated means. Read more…

Answers to your questions re: Wearing Masks

Q: When will we be able to stop wearing masks?
A:
UK HealthCare closely adheres to CDC and Kentucky state guidelines regarding COVID screening, testing, social distancing and mask-wearing. As vaccination efforts continue to roll out and new variants are being detected, we will be requiring masks for the foreseeable future. We will provide updates when the CDC and Kentucky Department for Public Health make changes to their guidelines.

 

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