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This story originally appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

The University of Kentucky on Wednesday reported a total of 225 COVID-19 cases on campus through Sunday and a positivity rate of just 1.2 percent through its COVID-19 testing initiative, which aimed to test every student who returned to campus this fall.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Campus employees can soon get tested for free at the University of Kentucky.

Starting Monday, Aug. 10, any UK campus employee working on-site this fall can get tested for COVID-19. Testing will be available for on-site faculty and staff, regardless of how often they work on campus.

This story originally appeared in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

University of Kentucky employees who will be working on site this fall will be able to get free testing, the university’s president announced in an email to the campus on Friday afternoon.

We, the undersigned employees of public higher education institutions across the Commonwealth of Kentucky and supporters of a better Kentucky college and university system, write to you with a list of demands regarding the current COVID-19 health crisis and with our vision for the future of higher education in the Commonwealth.