In-person classes at UPike won’t resume until Oct. 12

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — After initially saying it was going to the most stringent level of its coronavirus guidelines for at least three days, the University of Pikeville has announced it will remain there for three weeks.

Face-to-face classes and athletic activities will not resume until Oct. 12.

“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.” 

On Monday, the school announced it was going to Level 4 of its COVID-19 guidelines. As a result, all instruction was moved to online classes, and students were told to remain mostly in their dorm rooms. Students will have access to campus housing, dining services and virtual academic support services while the university remains in Level 4. 

On Monday, the school reported 15 active cases of COVID-19 on campus. That number has now grown to 25. There are currently 88 students in quarantine.

Since July 1, the school has reported 46 cases of the virus.