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UPIKE plans to safely conduct face-to-face classes throughout the 2020/2021 academic year. This goal will take teamwork and consideration for the entire UPIKE family.
With the guidance of state officials and the Pike County Health Department, UPIKE has established COVID-19 Guidelines. UPIKE’s guidelines outline four levels, which are based on the COVID-19 infection rate in Eastern Kentucky.
To see a brief summary of each level, click on the buttons below.
Total Active Cases
Total Students in Quarantine
Total Positive Cases Since July 1, 2020
The total positive cases reported is the total number of positive test results received by the university since July 1, 2020The total negative tests reported is the approximate number of negative test results received by the university since July 1, 2020 (not all testing agencies report negative tests to UPIKE).The number of total tests reported is the sum of positive and negative tests reported to the university since July 1, 2020.Total active cases refers to the number of students who have been placed in isolation by the Pike County Health Department (PCHD). Total students in quarantine refers to the number of students who are currently in quarantine as a result of being placed in quarantine by the PCHD. This dashboard represents results submitted to the university as of Thursday, December 17, 2020 Isolation – only students who have received a positive COVID-19 test are placed in isolation by the PCHD.Quarantine – only students who have been identified as direct contacts of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 are placed in quarantine by the PCHD.Direct Contact – A direct contact is a person who has spent more than 15 minutes within six feet of a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.Self-quarantine – Sometimes, students and others get sick, but test negative for COVID-19. We encourage those students to self-quarantine and consider being retested in a few days. Self-quarantine numbers will not be reported here, but we will report those we know about in the weekly narrative report.
Coordinating signage has been installed on campus to reflect which level and guidelines campus should follow each day. Updates can also be found on the Healthy at UPIKE page as well as the COVID-19 page.
UPIKE will follow a hyper-flex model, which means instruction could easily and quickly move to online or remote learning when necessary.
Faculty and staff carefully prepared for the 2020 academic year and many modifications have been made for safety.
University of Pikeville(606) 218-5250
UPIKE COVID-19 Hotline(606) 218-4491
Office of Student Affairs(606) 218-5224
Family ConnectionsStephanieStiltner@upike.edu(606) 218-5815
Campus Nurse(606) 218-5048
Level One - (no local COVID spread) - Everything is essentially the same as it was in the fall of 2019. No distancing, face masks, etc. It is unlikely that UPIKE will be at level one this year.
Level Two (mild to moderate local COVID spread) - Physical distancing and face masks in enclosed spaces must be worn whenever you are with people not in your extended family circle. There will be limited seating in the Cafe, class-size restrictions, and some limited movement restrictions around campus. UPIKE expects most classes to be face-to-face but have asked all faculty to design their courses so they can be delivered either face-to-face or remotely at any time. This is because students and/or faculty may need to enter or leave quarantine at any time.
Level Three (substantial community spread of COVID) - All of level two restrictions are in place, plus more stringent distancing and face-covering restrictions. Limits on most activities and the campus must be alert to move instruction online at any time. Increased potential for athletics events to be canceled, etc. Given the time we have had to plan, UPIKE believes that most students can stay on campus during a level three alert.
Level Four (Identification of a COVID case on campus) - Level four only occurs if there is a case on campus. Level four will remain in place until the Pike County Health Department can contact trace and test. People who are infected will be isolated and their contacts quarantined. Locations on campus they have visited will undergo deep cleaning. UPIKE’s goal with level four is to isolate infections, clean the potentially affected surfaces, and return to level two or three as quickly as possible, all while being as safe as possible.