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COVID-19 INFORMATION

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VACCINE UPDATES

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. *

Moderna: 2-dose vaccine, 28 days apart (ages 18 and over)
Johnson & Johnson: 1-dose vaccine (ages 18 and over)
Pfizer: 2-dose vaccine, 21 days apart (ages 12 and over)
 

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. 

Information regarding third booster:

ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE:
INFORMATION FOR POSITIVE CASES AND CLOSE CONTACTS

  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. Guidance for those who have tested positive and those who have been exposed to COVID-19 is provided below.

 

Effective September 9, 2021, Laurel County Health Department will no longer be providing quarantine letters to close contacts of COVID-19 Cases. 

 
Individuals in close contact with COVID-19 cases should still quarantine according to current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Heath (KDPH) guidance that is provided below.  
 

Have You Been Fully Vaccinated?

In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ±

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

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

If you have tested positive for COVID-19:

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are not fully vaccinated:

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated:

COVID-19 CASE UPDATES

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.

9/13/21 COVID-19 Update:

Weekly COVID-19 Case Update: 9/4/21 through 9/10/21
 

For the week of 9/4 through 9/10, we are reporting 595 new cases, 21 of which were hospitalized at the time of reporting.  112 of these cases were breakthrough cases (see below for more information about breakthrough cases). 

 

Our confirmed deaths remain at 87, but we continue to have several deaths pending confirmation.  The pending deaths will be reviewed by the state COVID-19 death review panel.

As of this report we have 50 total hospitalized* cases (these hospitalizations are throughout several Kentucky hospitals).

 

Breakthrough Cases:

112 of the cases for this week (9/4 through 9/10) were in fully vaccinated individuals meaning 483 of the cases were in unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals.  That’s a breakthrough rate of 18.8% for the week. 

We remain in the “red” zone with 127.6 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.  

COVID-19 TESTING

**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

HEALTH DEPARTMENT SERVICES DURING COVID-19

 We do continue to provide the following essential services:

CLINIC SERVICES

STD Testing & Treatment

Emergency Immunizations

TB patients requiring DOT

WIC Services

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. 

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.

KENTUCKY HEALTHY AT WORK GUIDELINES

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