If you have developed a fever or respiratory symptoms and believe you have had exposure to a known case or traveled to an area with community spread, isolate yourself from others in your home and contact your healthcare provider or local health department to describe your symptoms and any recent travels before you go to any healthcare facility. Staying home will prevent the spread of the disease to others.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in almost 70 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
On January 30, 2020, the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee of the World Health Organization declared the outbreak a “public health emergency of international concernexternal icon” (PHEIC). On January 31, 2020, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency (PHE) for the United States to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.
If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow this link to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. You may also visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov or call 1-800-722-5725.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID19
Please be assured that 80% of our population will work through this virus at home with no treatment.
You will need to self-quarantine for 14 days in compliance with CDC guidelines. Please see and follow
the recommended steps to help prevent the spread of COVID19 virus.
1. Stay home and do not allow visitors during this time
2. Monitor your temperature daily
3. If there are others in your home please, avoid contact as much as possible (i.e. separate
bedroom/bathroom if possible).
4. Wash your hands frequently for approximately 20 seconds (soap and water is best to use)
5. Avoid touching your face, eyes, and mouth
6. Cover your mouth with tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze.
7. Clean surfaces, and door knobs after use
8. If you should experience any changes in your health and would normally notify your physician,
we recommend you call your physician first before seeking care.
9. Click here for additional information.