University of Kentucky releases plan for Fall 2020, classes to start one week earlier than planned

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 12:32:49-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The University of Kentucky has laid out its restart plan to get students back to classes this fall.

In-person classes will begin on Aug. 17, one week earlier than planned and end at Thanksgiving. There will be no Labor Day holiday or fall break, and the semester will end at Thanksgiving break.

Students will receive a healthy living starter kit (START kit), which will include personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as other items. Testing will be offered to all students as they return to campus.

Contact tracing and quarantine measures will be put in place when incidents of the virus occur on campus.

"We are responding with a collective commitment to reinvent ourselves — fortified by our historic and vital missions of education, research, service and care and committed to creating new foundations. We will emerge stronger, nimbler and even more dedicated to serving our state and our world," UK President Eli Capilouto said. "Guided by science and decades of practice in clinical care and public health, we can take comprehensive, common-sense steps to protect community health."

Click here to read the full plan.