On July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and the Pike County Health Department recommend that vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings if they are in an area of substantial or high transmission. Pike county is currently classified as an area of high transmission for COVID-19 and masks are required across campus indoors for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.

UPIKE encourages all who are able to get vaccinated to help protect not only themselves but their communities.

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Updated : 9/17/21

Research shows promising signs that approved vaccines might offer protection for a longer time than previously thought, potentially protecting individuals for years. You can help UPIKE achieve our goal of safely returning to campus by getting vaccinated before you return. 

Local COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Updates for Fall 2021

Faculty and staff are carefully planning for a return to normal for the fall 2021 semester, but UPIKE will continue to make decisions based on the expertise of local and state health officials.

Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

We ask that students submit a photo of their signed vaccination record at least three days prior to your arrival to campus via the following online form: https://apps.upike.edu/approval/live/vaccine-upload-form

  • If you have lost your card, your healthcare provider should be able to provide you with documentation to confirm your vaccination.
  • Without a signed vaccination record, students will be required to take a rapid COVID test upon arrival to campus. 
  • Student-athletes who have already submitted vaccination records to UPIKE Athletics do not need to submit their records at the link above.
  • At this time, regardless of vaccination status, everyone is required to wear masks indoors in public spaces on campus. Should guidance change, campus will need to be prepared to shift quickly. 

Guidance for Unvaccinated Individuals 

  • Unvaccinated students will be required to take a COVID rapid test upon arrival on campus. Any individuals who are not vaccinated and test positive at arrival will be required to return home for the isolation period. 
    • For residential students, rapid testing will be available on-campus during scheduled move-in times. 
    • Commuter students should be tested before arriving for the first day of classes. Available times for students to receive free COVID-19 tests on campus are listed below.  
      • Saturday, August 21: 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. @ Hoops Facility
      • Monday, August 23: 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. @ Nurse’s Office (Coal 515)
      • Tuesday, August 24: 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. @ Nurse’s Office (Coal 515)

For students who have not been vaccinated but want a vaccine:

UPIKE has partnered with local healthcare partners to provide an additional vaccination clinic during the first week of classes. You will be able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, August 27, 2021, from Noon until 2 p.m.  

  • Students who have chosen not to be vaccinated will be required to continue wearing masks indoors on campus or at university-sponsored events.
  • Unvaccinated students will also be required to participate in frequent testing throughout the academic year. 
  • Additional guidelines may be implemented in the future based on transmission rates, additional guidance, etc. UPIKE urges all students to get vaccinated before their arrival back to campus or make plans to participate in the on-campus vaccination clinic!

Important Contacts

University of Pikeville
(606) 218-5250

UPIKE COVID-19 Hotline
(606) 218-4491

Office of Student Affairs
(606) 218-5224

Family Connections
(606) 218-5815

(606) 218-8661

Campus Nurse
(606) 218-5048

Updated 9/17/21