UK eases most COVID-19 restrictions for people vaccinated from Monday
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – No masks, no daily checkups and no UK quarantine, but only if you’re vaccinated.
“Vaccination is the best attack and the best defense we have in this war against this virus,” said University of Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton.
Even though the state no longer has COVID-19 restrictions, the university does. Unvaccinated people will still need to follow protocols to keep the community safe. Blanton said the requirements follow the guidelines of those responsible.
“This is the position that you see being taken by the state, by the federal government, by the CDC and the recommendations and guidelines that they are proposing,” Blanton said.
But as things return to normal, Blanton reminds people that the virus is still here. Just as we learned in 2020, things can change quickly.
“If we see any changes or things that require us to pivot, that word that everyone loves to use all the time will do so because health and safety will always be our top priority,” said Blanton.
Based on the current figures, the university is confident that the requirements will be relaxed. Over 70% of the campus community is vaccinated, and that number is growing. As long as the cases go down, the masks can stay down too.
The university will also provide opportunities throughout the year for students to be vaccinated on campus.
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