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.
8/18/21 UPDATE: Information is provided below regarding third COVID-19 boosters for immunocompromised individuals.
In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ±
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.
For more information about Fully Vaccinated, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html
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 on Monday afternoon.
*COVID-19 Cases are still being investigated by our Disease Invesigators.
11/29/21 COVID-19 Update:
For the week of 11/20 through 11/26, we are reporting 94 new cases, 4 of which were hospitalized at the time of reporting. We had 25 breakthrough cases for the week (see below for more information about this week’s breakthrough cases as well as additional breakthrough cases that have been reported by the state from previously reported cases).
As a reminder, at this time our Disease Investigation Team currently does not work on weekends, as well as, the Thanksgiving Holiday during this week.
Our confirmed COVID-19 related deaths remain at 146, six of which were fully vaccinated individuals. We still have a large number of additional deaths that are pending confirmation. The pending deaths are continuing to be reviewed by the state COVID-19 death review panel.
As of this report we have 14 total hospitalized* cases (these hospitalizations are throughout several Kentucky hospitals). Please note that current hospitalizations are more difficult to track at this time. Many cases are in and out of the hospital before we are notified due to the hospitals being very overwhelmed with large influxes of COVID-19 patients.
25 of the cases for this week (11/20 through 11/26) were in fully vaccinated individuals meaning 69 of the cases were in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals. That’s a breakthrough rate of 26.7% for the week.
Due to reconciliation by the state committee, 62 additional breakthrough cases have been identified from our previously reported cases over the past several months, which has resulted in our overall breakthrough rate since July 1st increasing to 13.4%.
We remain in the “orange” zone with 24.2 cases per 100,000 population.
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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.
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.
COVID-19 Updates and Information in Other Languages
We do continue to provide the following essential services:
STD Testing & Treatment
TB patients requiring DOT
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 present to the clinic for a COVID-19 test, DO NOT COME INSIDE. Call from your vehicle to be registered and the test will be performed in your vehicle.
Guidance will be provided on when and if you need to enter the building.
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.
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.
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.
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