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.


Current Campus COVID-19 Dashboard

6

Total Active Cases

8

Total Students in Quarantine

101

Total Positive Cases

Updated : 12/2/21

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


The Flu and COVID-19

During flu season, be aware of the similar signs and symptoms of the flu and COVID-19. If you feel sick, get tested!

Graphic explaining the similarities in symptoms of both the flu and COVID. Similar symptoms include: cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath, fatigue, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle pain, headache vomiting or diarrhea and change in or loss of taste or smell. If you're feeling sick, get tested.


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.
  • Student-athletes who have already submitted vaccination records to UPIKE Athletics do not need to submit their records at the link above.
  • If you have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19, you will need to ISOLATE for 10 days.
  • If you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19:
    • Get tested if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
    • Get tested 3-5 days following a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, even if you do not experience symptoms.
  • At this time, regardless of vaccination status, everyone is required to wear masks indoors in public spaces on campus. Should guidance change, campus will be prepared to shift quickly.   

Please note: If you have been FULLY VACCINATED, you do not need to quarantine unless you test POSITIVE.


Guidance for Unvaccinated Individuals 

  • 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. 
  • If you have tested POSITIVE for COVID-19 you will need to ISOLATE for 10 days even if you are not showing symptoms. 
  • If you had close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you will need to QUARANTINE for 10 days from your last exposure.
  • At this time, regardless of vaccination status, everyone is required to wear masks indoors in public spaces on campus. Should guidance change, campus will be prepared to shift quickly. 

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

  • UPIKE has partnered with local healthcare providers several times throughout the semester to provide vaccination clinics on campus. Watch for campus student communications for details about future vaccination opportunities.
  • Students may visit any of the local vaccination sites above to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Vaccines are also available on campus in the nurse’s office between now and Christmas break. 

Important Contacts

University of Pikeville
(606) 218-5250

UPIKE COVID-19 Hotline
(606) 218-4491

Office of Student Affairs
(606) 218-5224

Family Connections
StephanieStiltner@upike.edu
(606) 218-5815

Athletics
KellyWells@upike.edu
(606) 218-5361

Campus Nurse
(606) 218-5048


Updated 12/2/21