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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 or has been identified as a close contact for COVID-19 must contact the WKU COVID Assistance Line within four hours of receiving the positive test result.  

WKU COVID Assistance Line - 270-745-2019


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.

The WKU COVID Assistance Line is answered by a designated, qualified staff member who can assist you on a 24- hour basis.



How do I report a safety concern?


WKU strives to ensure safety for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. To report a safety concern, you may call the COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019.  For emergencies, call 911. 



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 Last Modified 8/31/21