UK students return to campus

UK students return to campus

COMPLEX … ALL THE WAY LEADING UP TO A NEW TESTING SITE … NECESSARY BECAUSE KROGER FIELD’S BLUE LOT IS NOW CAMPUS PARKING. JAY BLANTON 02:18:08-:13 “WE’VE GOT A LOT OF STUDENTS THAT HAVE RETURNED, AND FACULTY, AND STAFF BACK IN EARNEST. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED.” UK SPOKESPERSON JAY BLANTON SAYS THE SHIFTI ONGF THE SITE TO THE CAMPUS WAY EAST LOT MEANS TRAFFIC ON COLLEGE WAY WILL BE IMPACTED. THEY HAVE CAPACITY FOR 2,000 TESTS A DAY … AND THE SITE IS OPEN NOT JUST TO STUDENTS OR UNIVERSITY EMPLOYEES … BUT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. JAY BLANTON 02:21:06-:18 SURE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE GETTING TESTED. THAT’S NDERSTANDABLE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH THE DELTA VARIANT AND THE SPREAD OF THAT. SO BE A LITTLE PATIENT. SHOW UP FOR YOUR TIME SLOT, OR MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE EARLY, AND WE’LL WORK THROUGH THERE. THE RETURN OF THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS COMES ON THE SAME DAY AS TWO OTHER BIG COVID- DEVELOPMENTS. THE F-D-A APPROVAL FOR PFIZER’S TWO- DOSE VACCINE … AND THE FAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT NOW ADMINISTERING A THIRD DOSE FOR THE IMMUNO- COMPROMISED. KEVIN HALL 00:04:07- 22 “IT’S IMPORTT FOANR THE PEOPLE OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY TO LET THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE GET THESE FIRST. IT’S ESTIMATED THAT LESS THAN 3% OF THE POPULATION ACTUALLY QUALIFIES AS AN IMMUNO- COMPROMISED PERSON. SO WE REALLY NEED PEOPLE WHO NEED IT, TO GET IT” AS FOR U-K … BLANT SONAYS MORE THAN 70- PERCENT OF RETURNING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF HAVE GOTTEN AT LEAST ONE VACCINE DOSE … BUT THE INITIAL GOAL REMAINS 80- PERCENT OF EVERYONE ON CAMPUS. IN LEXINGTON, CONROY DELOUCHE LEX 18 NEWS. DIA: RESEARCHERS ..
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