24 UK workers on leave for not complying with COVID policy

Nov 13, 2021

The University of Kentucky says 24 of its employees have been placed on administrative leave for not complying with COVID-19 testing policies. News outlets report 146 students haven’t complied with the university rule that unvaccinated students and staff get tested regularly for COVID-19. There are 26,523 students and 20,710 employees eligible for the rule. UK spokesman Jay Blanton says the university has had “remarkable compliance,” with nearly 90% of the campus vaccinated. The University of Louisville also has a testing policy for unvaccinated community members. Spokesman John Karman says no staff or students have been suspended for violating the policy.

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