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COVID-19 INFORMATION

VACCINE UPDATES

COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Beginning Tuesday, March 30th, we will be moving to Same Day Scheduling Appointments for Initial COVID-19 Vaccinations.

To make a Same Day appointment, please call 606-878-7754 or 606-864-5187 beginning at 8am. It is best to call earlier during the day to ensure appointments are still available.

Please keep in mind that our phone lines can get very busy, so please continue to call back if you are unable to get through. *We are unable to schedule vaccination appointments through our Facebook Page, Website, or Health Department Email account. *

As of April 5, 2021, eligibility has now expanded to those age 18 and over (Phases 1A, 1B, and 1C are also still eligible) for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccinations and ages 16 and over for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations.  Our office is currently providing Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.  You will be asked which vaccine you would like to receive when scheduling your appointment. 

Below is a list of additional vaccination sites within Laurel County and surrounding counties.  

There are several other sites statewide that are offering vaccines at this time.  You can view a list of those at this website:  https://govstatus.egov.com/kentucky-vaccine-map

We encourage you to please follow our Facebook Page and continue to check here for any updates regarding our distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.  If you do not have access to our Facebook or Website, you may call our office at 606-864-5187.  Please be mindful that we are taking an excessive amount of calls and our phone lines may be busy.

INFORMATION FOR POSITIVE CASES AND CLOSE CONTACTS

Press Release – November 19, 2020 – Surge in COVID-19 Cases Strains Local Public Health Resources: Contact tracing prioritized

Excerpt from the above press release (to view the full press release click the link above):Because of the rapidly increasing numbers of COVID-19, health professionals that perform contact tracing are being overwhelmed. Mark Hensley, Director of the Laurel County Health Department announced on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 that due to the epidemic that has exceeded the public health system capacity to conduct contact tracing that adaptions are being made.  Laurel County Health Department will continue to prioritize disease surveillance, but the public is being asked to help.  A person that has been diagnosed with COVID-19 should notify all family, friends, coworkers, and any others who may have been exposed to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Laurel County Health Department will provide printed guidance for both individuals infected or exposed to COVID-19.”  

COVID-19 CASE UPDATES

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At this time our staff has shifted to providing COVID-19 vaccinations to our community. Because we have very limited staffing, moving forward, we will post one update each week with our COVID-19 case information. This update will be posted late Monday afternoon at 5pm. *COVID-19 cases are still be investigated by the disease investigation team.

 

6/7/21 COVID-19 Update:

Weekly COVID-19 Case Update: 5/31/21 through 6/6/21
 

For the week of 5/31 through 6/6, we had a total of 48 new cases, 6 of which were hospitalized at the time of reporting.  Keep in mind that 5/31 was the Memorial Day Holiday which means there were no cases reported and worked on that date.

We have added two additional deaths to our confirmed death count (this is following the completion of the state audit of COVID-19 deaths) for a total of 77 confirmed deaths.  As of this report we have 15 hospitalized cases.

We have 119 active cases at this time.

We are now in the “yellow zone” as of 6/5/21.

Laurel County Vaccinations as of 5/29/21: 17,410 people vaccinated (28.93% of the population)

 

Please Note: The graphs above are only updated if there are changes in any of our numbers.  If the graph is dated for a date other than today, that means there has been no change in any of our case numbers.  

COVID-19 TESTING

Please Note: The testing numbers above are updated one time per week (typically on Monday)

**LAUREL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS NOW PROVIDING COVID-19 TESTING**

Testing is available Monday-Wednesday from 9am-3pm

Appointment slots are limited and are made on a Same Day Scheduling Basis.  

We begin taking calls for testing appointments at 8am. Please call 606-878-7754.

Click the flyer to the right for more information.

MOBILE OUTREACH UNIT TESTING

Testing performed on Tuesdays from 9am-2pm

Mobile Testing Location for 9/8/20 – Laurel County Farmers Market

Statewide testing locations can be found at: www.kycovid19.ky.gov

Contact the KY COVID-19 Hotline at 1-800-722-5725 if you have questions. Contact your primary care provider if you are sick and would normally go to the doctor. Follow the guidelines below for when to seek medical care.

GENERAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

COVID-19 Updates and Information in Other Languages

CLOTH FACE COVERINGS

DIY Cloth Face Covering Instructions

How to make cloth face covering Video

Cloth Face Covering Frequently Asked Questions

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

At this time, Laurel County Health Department is CLOSED to the general public.  We do continue to provide the following essential services:

CLINIC SERVICES

STD Testing & Treatment

Emergency Immunizations

TB patients requiring DOT

New WIC certifications

Most WIC services are being provided over the phone.  For more information about WIC, CLICK HERE

If you need one of the services listed above,
please call our office at 606-864-5187.

DO NOT WALK IN. 

If you are told to come to the clinic for your visit, please call us from your vehicle once you arrive.

Guidance will be provided on when you need to enter the building. 

HARM REDUCTION SERVICES

Our Syringe Exchange Program is still operating on Thursday from 2-4pm at the back of the building.

If you have questions about accessing this program, 
please call 606-864-5187.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

If you are in need of Environmental Services, please contact our Environmental Office at 606-878-0499 to see if that service is being provided at this time.

Please do not come to the environmental office without calling first.

NOTICE:

Until further notice there will be no new permits issued for food service, retail/food markets, retail stores, hotels/motels, swimming pools, tattoo/body piercing studios, ear piercing studios, mobile home parks, farmers markets, septic tank cleaners, boarding homes, youth camps and tanning bed facilities. To help better serve our community during this state emergency these services have been suspended until further notice.

REOPENING THE KENTUCKY ECONOMY

CHFS Order Minimum Requirements for All Entities

All entities in the Commonwealth of Kentucky shall comply with minimum requirements attached to, and fully adopted and incorporated by reference in this order (above). The minimum requirements for all businesses can be found at  https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-healthy-at-work