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NKU’s Office of Health, Counseling and Student Wellness has Pfizer vaccines and boosters available. A second booster, which is considered a fourth dose of the vaccine, is now available to many faculty and staff members who are 50 and older. Please call (859) 572-5650 to make an appointment.

Schedule your vaccination at HCSW

If you are feeling sick

Please call and do NOT come into the Student Health Center. A trained medical professional will guide you on next steps. NKU’s Health Services has set up a telephone triage at (859) 572-5650 for those who are sick and need a consultation.

For employees with specific health concerns, please contact your primary care provider. Additional information is also available on the Kentucky and Ohio Health Department websites. Visit the CDC website for more COVID-19 information on prevention, quarantine and testing.

If you do have close contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19, or you test positive for COVID-19, please see the below flow charts for guidance:


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  1. Faculty, staff, and students can download the NKU Mobile App
  2. Faculty, staff, and students can access the app in myNKU
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Our top priority is the health, safety and security of our students, faculty and staff.
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Communications & Protocols

  • Doctor holding COVID-19 Test

    04/07/22 - COVID-19 Update

    As COVID-19 case counts continue to drop, numbers are beginning to plateau. In our region, infections have decreased by 29 percent during the last seven days, and the transmission factor remains very low.

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    03/31/22 - COVID-19 Update

    We continue to see a rapid decline in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. During the last seven days, northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati have remained at low or medium transmission levels according to the CDC.

  • Person wearing medical mask

    03/24/22 - COVID-19 Update

    The downward trend in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continues this week. All of northern Kentucky and greater Cincinnati have low or medium COVID-19 levels according to the CDC. Case counts in the northern three counties stand at 4 new cases per 100,000 population per day. The transmission factor remains very low and total case counts continue to drop.

  • Covid-19

    03/17/22 - COVID-19 Update

    We continue to see dramatic declines in COVID-19 infections in the region. Case rates in the northern counties, which topped out at more than 300 per 100,000 population per day during the Omicron surge, are steadily in the two-to-six range. The statewide transmission factor is 0.44—the lowest we have seen since that data point has been tracked—and indicates an exponential decline in cases. The CDC now classifies transmission levels in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties as “green” with guidance that masking be optional.

  • Woman wearing mask getting a COVID-19 test

    03/11/22 - Free COVID Testing

    To aid in keeping our community safe for in-person learning and engagement, Gravity Diagnostics will be providing COVID testing on campus for the next two weeks. COVID tests during this period will be FREE OF CHARGE! We highly encourage all students to get a COVID test upon your return to campus. Testing is located in the University Center, Room 204 and is available Monday through Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is open to all NKU students, staff, and faculty, and you will need to present an NKU All Card.