Recent COVID-19 Updates for Pennyrile District
Here you will find quick updates on the newest mandates and recommendations for Team Kentucky. For local Coronavirus case numbers and more instant updates follow our Facebook page. To keep up with Governor Beshear’s announcements you can find more information here.
Recent Updates for Team Kentucky:
Not sure how to talk with your family and friends about the vaccine? Check out this resource for a few conversation pointers.
We are currently dealing with the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 which has a very high transmission rate. The CDC has provided this resource to help you understand how to best protect yourself and others from this variant.
Is it time to get your booster? Need to schedule your first vaccine appointment? Find out more information and your local vaccine locations here.
Have you tested positive for COVID-19 and you’re not sure what to do? Here are the most recent guidelines:
August 25, 2020
We know many of you are heading back to school, so we wanted to quickly explain what happens if someone at your child’s school tests positive for COVID-19. Details are in the graphic below. Let’s work together to have a safe and healthy new school year!
July 29, 2020
With all of the school changes and decisions to make, don’t forget to schedule your child’s back to school physical. You can schedule this at any of our health centers:
Call us today:
Caldwell County Health Dept- 270-365-6571
Crittenden County Health Dept- 270-965-5215
Livingston County Health Dept- 270-928-2193
Lyon County Health Dept- 270-388-9763
Trigg County Health Dept- 270-522-8121
July 28, 2020:
Governor Beshear announced the following steps:
Bars will be closed for two weeks, effective today, Tuesday, July 28.
Restaurants will be limited to 25% of pre-pandemic capacity indoors; outdoor accommodations remain limited only by the ability to provide proper social distancing.
Public and private schools are being asked to avoid offering in-person instruction until the third week of August.
You can view the full order here.
July 20, 2020:
On July 20, 2020 the Kentucky Department for Public Health issued a travel advisory with the recommendation of a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of the following states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15% of COVID-19 testing. This list now includes (as of July 29):
Alabama – 19.15%
Arizona – 22.67%
Florida – 19.23%
Georgia – 14.30%
Idaho – 17.59%
Nevada – 14.40%
South Carolina – 15.92%
Texas – 12.92%
Mississippi – 21.47%
Also, Beshear asked for social, non-commercial gatherings to be reduced from 50 back to 10 or fewer people. The guidance does not include weddings, restaurants, retail or other public venues. You can read more about this travel advisory here.
July 9, 2020:
In all public settings, masks are now required in Kentucky. The number one thing a mask can do is protect the health of yourself and those around you according to Governor Andy Beshear. Learn more about the mask mandate and how to safely wear a mask here. This is in effect for at least 30 days.