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Effective response to a communicable disease requires early reporting, rapid assessment and implementation of quarantine measures as directed by qualified health officials.

A standardized reporting process assures that appropriate information is requested and gathered. All data gathered will be confidential per the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA).


Any member of the WKU Community who tests positive for COVID-19 must contact the WKU COVID-19 Response Team within four hours of receiving the positive test result.  

270-745-2019 or covid.help@wku.edu


How do I report suspected exposure or a positive COVID-19 test?


To report exposure or a positive COVID-19 test, call 270-745-2019 or email covid.help@wku.edu.

The 270-745-2019 hotline is answered by a designated, qualified staff member who can assist you on a 24- hour basis.



How do I report a safety concern on campus?


WKU strives to ensure safety for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. To report a safety concern, you may call 270-745-2019 or email covid.help@wku.edu to reach someone from WKU's Emergency Management Department. For emergencies, call 911.



How do I report concerns to the Office of Student Conduct?


Western Kentucky University expects that all students, faculty, and staff will comply with public health recommendations made by the University and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This includes recommendations related to social distancing, face coverings, limiting the number of guests in residence hall rooms, and directives to stay home if an individual is ill or experiencing symptoms. This report form is intended for members of the WKU community to share their concerns about an individual not following these expectations.





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 Last Modified 1/29/21