COVID-19 Response Plan

Certainty In a time of Uncertainty - Institutional Plan to Reopen Campus Operations in response to COVID-19


In order to keep everyone safe and to maximize our chances of maintaining in-person teaching throughout the Fall, KyCAD will require everyone in our community to:

  1. Wear a mask at all times in shared spaces in our building.
  2. Take a temperature on entering our buildings.
  3. Practice hand washing and sanitizing.
  4. Maintain as best as possible social distancing.


Convocation Requirement

For Convocation on the 19th August at 10 a.m. in the Mansion everyone should provide evidence of a vaccination card showing full vaccination or should you not have your card, a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours preceding Convocation. Should you be unable to provide a vaccination card or a negative result, KyCAD will invite you to take a self-administered COIVD test on-site. In order, to allow time for testing please arrive at the Mansion at 9 a.m. Coffee will be available.


Studio/Class Requirement

As the Semester begins KyCAD will offer all students, faculty and staff free COVID testing. We require either evidence of vaccination or a negative test result taken 48 hours previous to entering our buildings or classes. Evidence should be emailed to

You can also bring evidence of full vaccination status to Joyce Ogden or Marietta Thompson. If you have already provided a fully vaccinated card at Convocation no further action is required.


Free Testing

For those who have declined to provide information about their vaccination status or those that are unvaccinated, testing will be required on a monthly basis throughout the Academic Year (unless advised otherwise) for students, staff and faculty members. Each individual will go on-line to self-register for COVID testing at one of the approved collection testing locations for Bluewater Diagnostic Laboratories.

Collection sites in Jefferson County, Kentucky are as follows:

Family Health Centers – Americana
4805 Southside Drive
Louisville, KY 40214
Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Family Health Centers – Downtown
834 E Broadway
Louisville, KY 40204
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Family Health Centers – Fairdale
1000 Neighborhood Place
Fairdale, KY 40118
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Family Health Centers – Portland
2215 Portland Avenue
Louisville, KY 40212
Monday – Thursday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Southeast Christian Church
920 Blankenbaker Parkway
Louisville, KY 40243
Monday – Friday
9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 4:00pm

There is no cost for testing as the expense is covered under the CARES ACT. If the person has insurance, they will present their insurance card but will NOT be billed. If they do not have insurance, they will need to provide their social security card so the laboratory company can verify coverage through their internal process before submitting the test for payment under the CARES ACT. The uninsured will NOT be billed for testing.

Should any member of our community fail to comply with the requirements:

  • Students will be offered deferment.
  • Staff and faculty will be offered unpaid leave until the COVID situation changes or our guidelines change.

As the semester unfolds, all students will be expected to abide by the KyCAD Pledge, see below.

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