The COVID-19 hotline is a service operated by the healthcare professionals at the KY Poison Control Center who can provide advice and answer questions.
Please send an email to KYcovid19@ky.gov
Kentucky's Healthcare Guidance for Healthcare Providers, Labs and Facilites
If you are a lab providing COVID-19 services, please complete this form.
Complete the following form to have your COVID-19 testing site/information provided to the public. Submit a Location
If you are a facility and need your information on the map updated, please submit a map update.
Current as of October 24, 2020
*Based on a 7-day rolling average; Switched on 10/19/2020 to electronic laboratory reports as the sole source of data for the positivity rate. Learn more about how KDPH determines the Statewide Positivity Rate.
Note: Data includes cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH.
The 7-Day incidence is calculated by taking the total number of unique cases in each county over the past 7 days, divided by 7 to get a daily average, divided by the U.S. census bureau county population, and multiplied by 100,000 to get the incidence per 100,000 people. The cases counted each day are based on the date an investigation was opened in NEDSS (i.e., National Electronic Disease Surveillance System). Duplicate cases are removed before the calculation, so each positive case is only included once. NOTE: State and local health department data will vary for a variety of reasons including data entry timing, communication processes, and 7-day averaging.
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In the event of a discrepancy between case confirmations, please note kycovid19.ky.gov is reporting confirmed cases by the Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH). We are working diligently to confirm cases as they are reported to KDPH.
On July 20, 2020 the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) issued a travel advisory with the recommendation of a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers who went to any of the states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 15 percent-of COVID-19 testing. This quarantine guidance applies to all leisure travel.
It is recommended to use extra precaution traveling to states reporting positive testing rate equal to or greater than 10 percent-of COVID-19 testing.
The KDPH also recommends a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers returning from any international travel. For more information about international travel and associated risk levels, please see CDC COVID-19 Travel Recommendations by Destination.
During this pandemic, non-essential travel, both for pleasure and work, is strongly discouraged.
*Due to the removal of public health restrictions, there is a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 in Florida, therefore a 14- day self-quarantine is recommended after travel to Florida.
Data provided by Johns Hopkins.
The following guidance is designed to help curb the spread of COVID-19.
It will be reassessed and updated as the situation evolves and we learn more in the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Our phased approach to reopen Kentucky’s economy
Daily actions and executive orders taken by the GovernorLearn More
Governor Andy Beshear invites all Kentuckians to make a tax deductible donation to the Team Kentucky Fund. This fund provides assistance to Kentuckians who have been severely financially impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.DONATE
Promoting, advocating and supporting telehealth adoption across the CommonwealthLearn More
Report observations of non-compliance with rules that keep our fellow Kentuckians safe. 1-833-KYSAFER
The Team Kentucky Fund is overseen by the Public Protection Cabinet. The program will be administered through a partnership with the Community Action Kentucky, Inc.Apply Here
View a list of frequently asked questions about Governor Beshear’s Executive Order related to face coverings.Learn More
Information regarding possible price gouging, contact the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Branch.Report Online 888-432-9257
Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund has been created to prevent evictions of Kentucky tenants to keep them housed during the COVID-19 pandemic and allow landlords to get substantial payments for back rent.Get Started
The Kentucky Department for Public Health (KDPH) is responding actively to the COVID-19 situation. Our State Health Operations Center is operating at Level 1, its highest activation level. This respiratory disease was first detected in a Kentucky resident on March 6, 2020.
When printing the above materials, please print the “Presumptive Eligibility One Pager” as well.
Gov. Andy Beshear's Communications Office (news releases, other advisories)
Gov. Andy Beshear's YouTube Channel - all posted news conference videos. You can view livestream events here.
CHFS COVID-19 Resources - you'll find information and links to resources related to CHFS agency response to COVID-19 and its impact on our programs, services and the people we serve.
The Office of Inspector General is the regulatory and licensing agency for all health care, day care and long-term and child adoption/child-placing agencies in the commonwealth. Visit CHFS COVID-19 Resources for Office of Inspector General guidance related to COVID-19.
View Healthy at Work for updated guidance for businesses and a list of executive orders.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Meatpacking Facilities (Release Date: April 28, 2020)
For the latest information and prevention updates, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2019 novel coronavirus site
Kentucky Department for Public Health recommends following the CDC Guidelines for preventing COVID-19 spread in communities.
|At home||At work|
|K-12 Schools and Childcare programs||Colleges and Universities|
|Healthcare settings||Pregnant women and children|
|Those at risk for serious illness from COVID-19||Large events and gatherings|
|Homeless shelters||First responders|
|Reducing stigma||Guidance for Kentucky Community- and Faith- Based Organization|
|Social Distancing while in Recovery|
Kentucky Department for Public Health wants you to protect yourself and your family.
|Prepare yourself, your family and your community||CDC Talking with children about coronavirus|
|Get your home ready||Resources for the home|
|Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource||Caring for Someone at Home|
Kentucky Department for Public Health recognizes CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting.
|How to clean and disinfect||General household cleaning and disinfecting|
|After suspected or confirmed exposure||During isolation of someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19|
|How it spreads||Symptoms|
|Prevention and Treatment||Stigma and COVID-19|
|What to do if you are sick||Frequently asked questions|
|Cases in the U.S.||Global locations with COVID-19|
Uncertainty leads to anxiety. Follow these tips to maintain your mental health and reduce anxiety. Please seek professional help if needed. For more information, visit the CDC guidance for managing anxiety and stress.
During the COVID-19 State of Emergency, individuals who need medical insurance coverage for doctors, pharmacy or hospital services should click here Healthcare Coverage Application. This coverage is temporary and ends 2 months after the application month unless you submit an application for regular Medicaid. For application help, contact an application assister through the Application Assister Web Page or call the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328. For a listing of participating medical providers please access the Kentucky Medicaid Provider Directory. If you have questions or need more information about a participating provider, you can call 1-800-635-2570.
Individuals may apply for Medicaid by calling the Kentucky Healthcare Customer Service line toll-free at (855) 459-6328, contacting an application assister through the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website, visiting the Benefind website or by calling the DCBS Call Center toll free at (855) 306-8959.
Individuals may apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, by visiting the Benefind website or by calling the DCBS Call Center toll free at (855) 306-8959.
For COVID-19 information in multiple languages, visit Resources in 150+ Languages (Source: Endangered Language Project)