September 25, 2020

UK Athletics gives update on latest COVID-19 testing

(WKYT) – Results from the latest round of COVID-19 testing for University of Kentucky Athletics teams and related staff are available.

Details from the most recent testing include:

  • 402 student-athletes were PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tested from August 20-September 2. Fourteen were PCR positive.
  • 34 student-athletes who had returned to campus also underwent antibody testing during the initial onboarding process, with one positive for past infections.
  • 306 staff members were PCR tested. Seven were PCR positive.

Student-athletes and staff testing PCR positive were required to isolate in accordance with CDC and local health department guidelines. UK Athletics will continue to actively monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19 and respond accordingly in collaboration with University of Kentucky leadership and the guidance of the Southeastern Conference Medical Task Force.