FREE COVID-19 TESTING
Mondays and Thursdays from 9am – 11am
*Evaluation Fee $ 200.00
Date for Evaluation: 2020
Paid By: Cash Check #
Visit our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information regarding confirmed cases: https://www.facebook.com/woodfordhd/
While the risk to the general public is low, health officials are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) to identify and notify all those who may have come in contact with the infected individuals. These individuals will be monitored for fever and respiratory symptoms.
Additional details about the persons affected cannot be provided due to medical privacy laws.
“At this time, we believe the risk to the general public is low, and as this situation evolves, we will continue to communicate with the CDC, KDPH and the people of Woodford County,” said Cassie Prather, Woodford County Public Health Director. “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, there are everyday preventative actions you can take to help prevent the spread of this virus.”
The health department offers these tips:
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person:
Stay up to date at: www.kycovid19.ky.gov and https://www.facebook.com/woodfordhd/
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday announced that he plans to order all restaurants in the state to close to dining-in, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, March 16, 2020.
Closing restaurants and bars to in-person service
Gov. Beshear said he will direct restaurants and bars to close, although there will be expectations for drive through and delivery. The Governor urged people to order take out when possible and support local businesses and their employees.
“We are to the point now where this is a step we have to take. I want to thank everyone that stepped up and did this voluntarily,” he said. “We are asking so many people to make sacrifices. It is not lost on me that most of these are small businesses. We are going to do everything we can to be there for you. We realize the impact this will have and we will be there for you.”
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, 2020, our office will be open but will only be taking phone calls and answering emails. We will be providing essential services in-person, on an as-needed basis. Our focus is shifting to provide information to our healthcare community, provide resource management for the county, and provide epidemiological investigations.
We will do our best to maintain as many services as possible via telephone. If you are a participant of WIC or HANDS, please call us for additional guidance on how we can serve you in a way that protects your safety and wellbeing. Other services will be evaluated on an individual basis, and we will do our best to make them available as needed. We will offer as many services as possible while keeping limited contact with our clients.
The environmental office will be open on Monday mornings (until further notice) from 8-9:30 am while the plumbing inspector is open. Otherwise, please call and leave a message. At this time, we will be focusing on investigating complaints.
We are working diligently with CDC and the Department for Public Health to keep Woodford County healthy and safe. Please understand that we will do our best to make necessary services available to our community while also protecting the health of our staff.
Our phone number is (859) 873-4541. We can also be contacted via Facebook. Please be patient and understanding. We are all trying to figure out how to work under these unusual circumstances. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.