WCHD CONFIRMS MULTIPLE CASES OF COVID-19 IN WOODFORD COUNTY
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.
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.
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.
BOIL WATER ADVISORY Information: For up to date information on any current boil water advisories please check with City of Versailles Website.
South Woodford Water District: 859-873-1308
North East Woodford Water District: 859-873-7334
HARM REDUCTION SYRINGE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
The Woodford County Heatlh Department offers a Harm Reduction Syringe Exchange Program. Syringe Exchange Programs (SEP) are central to reducing disease and other health burdens among people who inject illicit drugs. Three decades of research have demonstrated the effectiveness of SEPs in preventing HIV and other blood-bourne infections, as well as connecting people who inject drugs with a range of vital medical and social services and supports. This service is available during regular business hours. For more information, please call 859-873-4541.
KY WIC PARTICIPANTS
Your KY State WIC office would like to clear the air about false information being seen on social media sites.
Your WIC Benefits will not expire early. Keep your current eWIC card. Your current eWIC card will be used for future months WIC food benefits.
If you have questions, call your local WIC site or contact our KY WIC Help Desk WIC.Helpdesk@ky.gov.