COVID-19 Updates

The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and community members involved in service-learning opportunities are of paramount importance as we begin to re-open engagement with our community.  The following guidance is provided to students, faculty, and community partners engaged in service-learning opportunities in the Fall 2020 semester. 

  • ​Community partners and faculty will need to plan for an abbreviated fall semester that would end any onsite service-learning activities by November 25th.  Online / virtual work could continue after November 25th but no later than December 2nd.
  • Signed student acknowledgement of risk forms will be required for all on-site, credit-bearing experiential education opportunities (incorporated into student learning contracts where utilized).  A copy of the student form may be found at the bottom of this page.
  • A signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is recommended from community partners to start on-site activities.  A fillable MOU is available through the link at the bottom of this page.  The MOU would need to be signed by the community partner first and then sent to Todd.Stoltzfus@uky.edu for processing and signature through the Provost's Office.  The Stuckert Career Center will serve to archive all community partner MOUs.
  • Community partners and faculty should have contingency plans in place to move students completely online if necessary.
  • Community partners and faculty should allow students remote work options to the greatest extent possible.
  • Community partners and students agree to adhere to published CDC workplace guidelines, including but not limited to:
    • Monitoring one's health before arrival (temperature check as well as other symptoms) and stay at home if symptomatic or unwell;
    • Wearing masks at all times;
    • Maintaining social distancing;
    • Washing hands immediately before, during, and after onsite visits.
  • If, at any time, students feel unsafe to participate in a required service-learning experience, they will be allowed to opt out and every effort should be made by faculty to provide alternative learning opportunities
  • If a student is potentially exposed to COVID-19 infection at their learning site, students should adhere to UK Healthcare guidelines.
  • Please communicate any potential exposures to UK Health Corps at HealthCorps@uky.edu or 859-218-SAFE.
  • Students participants in experiential learning opportunities agree to comply with all campus policies to coronavirus screening prior to reentering the physical campus.

Community Partner Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Student Acknowledgement of Risk Form