UPIKE will safely remain in Level Four within its UPIKE COVID-19 Guidelines

Based on the recommendation of the Pike County Health Department (PCHD) the university has decided to extend the Level Four guidance and continue virtual learning. Face-to-face classes and athletic activities will resume on Monday, October 12, 2020, for undergraduate students.

Local and state officials agree this is the safest course of action and that in making this decision,
the university is staying consistent with the guidelines and its original plan.

“We have said all along we will lean on experts for guidance,” said UPIKE President Burton
Webb, Ph.D. “This additional time will allow our campus to reduce our active cases and continue
to keep our campus and community safe.”

Students will have access to campus housing, dining services and virtual academic support
services while the university remains in Level Four.

For more information regarding UPIKE’s COVID-19 Guidelines, please visit