Remember: Daily screening required

As the COVID positivity rate in Fayette County continues to climb, please remember all employees, vaccinated and unvaccinated, must complete the daily screening survey before work. Please complete this prescreen no more than four hours prior to the start of your shift; and remember to wear your badge. COVID-19 Daily Employee & Vendor Screening Survey COVID-19… Read More

Next CMS vaccination deadline is March 15

Those who have received only one dose of a two-dose series AND those who have a pending request for exemption should be aware of the next CMS vaccination mandate deadline – 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, March 15 – by which time you: Must have received the second dose and uploaded documentation to UK Health Corps Self-Report, OR  Have… Read More

Are “fully remote” employees subject to the CMS vaccination mandate?

“Fully remote” is defined within our COVID-19 Policy, which has been updated to comply with the CMS vaccine mandate. Briefly, it means that the worker does not ever work in a UK HealthCare owned or leased facility and would never be expected to come into such a facility for work, even in times of emergency… Read More

Upload your COVID vaccine booster documentation – Feb. 12

While the definition of fully vaccinated continues to be either the two-dose series (Pfizer and Moderna) or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination, UK HealthCare is required to track all COVID vaccination information for the groups considered health care workers (see list of groups under vaccine mandate item). Beginning Feb. 12, all faculty, staff, students… Read More

CMS vaccine mandate deadlines

A legal challenge to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services vaccine mandate for health care workers resulted in a federal injunction in December. Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court lifted that injunction, allowing for the vaccination mandate to proceed. New CMS deadlines for the vaccination mandate are as follows: First dose or exemption request… Read More

Manager Meeting – Zoom lab slides

The linked slides are from four sessions held in September 2021 to prepare managers for issuing corrective action around refusal to vaccinate. Corrective Action for Refusal to Vaccinate – Manager Zoom Lab Slides Questions about the corrective action process can be directed to vaccinequestions@uky.edu or UK Employee Relations, 859-257-8758.

Your questions answered about the vaccine requirement

Q: If someone is on Family Medical Leave and missed the Sept. 15 deadline, will they receive corrective action for failure to comply with the vaccine requirement? A:  No. If an employee has been on FML and has not met the requirements of the COVID-19 policy by Sept. 15, they will not be issued corrective… Read More

Corrective action plan to be rolled out next week

Several have asked about UK HealthCare’s corrective action plan around the COVID vaccination requirement. The plan is approved and ready, but we are giving everyone this week to correct any mistakes made in uploading documentation. It appears several may have uploaded only one of their two doses. Why does this matter? September 15 was the… Read More