UPike goes to Level 4 of COVID-19 guidelines

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — The University of Pikeville is currently on the highest level of its COVID-19 response plan, after a number of cases were reported on campus.

UPike is currently at Level 4 of its plan, and students have been told to stay on-campus and that all classes have been moved online. The Level 4 designation will remain in effect for at least 72 hours from 8 p.m. Monday night.

While the university is in Level 4 status, it is working with the Pike County Health Department and a state epidemiologist on isolation, quarantine and campus guidelines.

“UPike’s guidelines were created with this scenario in mind,” said UPike President Burton Webb, Ph.D. “We have been preparing for this moment since we knew we were welcoming students back to campus this fall. UPike is working with all the proper state and local officials to ensure the safety of our campus and our community, and we will continue to lead with the health and safety of others as our guide.”

Currently, the college reports 15 active cases of COVID-19 on campus, along with 90 students in quarantine.

You can find out more information about the school’s coronavirus plan at its Healthy at UPike page.