A new variant of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom has been confirmed in Kentucky, according to Governor Andy Beshear’s office. The variant is more aggressive and seemingly more contagious.
As a result, Thorobreds should continue to be extra vigilant and consider doubling up on masks when you go out. Dr. Anthony Fauci told media outlets this week that wearing two masks instead of one is common sense, as it produces a more snug fit and reduces the amount of particles that enter or exit the mask.
N95 masks are considered the gold standard, but KF94 masks are a good second choice. Cloth masks are also a good choice. As a reminder, masks are required on campus.
In addition to good mask practices, don’t forget to wash your hands frequently, clean and sanitize your work and residential areas often, maintain social distancing of at least six feet and stay home if you don’t feel well. COVID-19 testing is available on campus and highly encouraged for members of the campus community.