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.
FOR GENERAL INQUIRIES
Please send an email to KYcovid19@ky.gov
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 July 3, 2020
Note: Data includes cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH.
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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.
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
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
Team Kentucky is hiring for COVID-19 Contact Tracing related jobs. Team Kentucky has partnered with vendors across the state.
Report observations of non-compliance with the restrictions on workplace and public gathering.View Reporting Options
Please complete the form below if you have any supplies to support Kentucky’s COVID-19 response.Donate Now!
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.
Contact Tracing is a process used by the Kentucky Department for Public Health to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19.
Public Health workers reach out to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 to assess their situation and track any recent in-person contacts.
Tracers reach out to identified contacts to provide instructions and connect them to local resources.
By following instructions provided by the Tracer, contacts help stop the spreadof COVID-19 and save the lives of Kentuckians.
Answer Contact Tracing calls
Report information clearly and completely
Work together with Public Health workers
Follow instructions provided
Remain calm, cool, and collected to help create a positive situation for you and the caller
Be an active listener in order to understand what the caller needs; this will help you help the caller quickly and efficiently
Understanding someone’s circumstance can help relax callers and release tension on both sides of the phone
The caller may not see all possibilities and it is easier for you to provide perspective
People will choose what they feel is best, and someone else’s decisions are not a reflection of you or your work
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.
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 special healthcare coverage 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.
The COVID-19 response in Kentucky involves stakeholders at every level of the healthcare system. The following documents and links reflect the most current guidance for healthcare providers, laboratories and local public health.
Lab Services Form To be completed by labs offering COVID-19 services.
SAMHSA OTP Guidance: SAMHSA issued guidance allowing states with and without emergency declarations to allow Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) to provide 28 days of take-home medication to stable patients and 15 days of medication to less stable patients whom the OTP believes can responsibly manage this amount of medication.
SAMHSA 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance: SAMHSA issued guidance which allows providers to share patient SUD diagnosis information that would normally be protected under 42 CFR Part 2 in instances of a bona fide medical emergency. Usage of the medical emergency exception must be documented by providers.
CMS Guidance to Catastrophic Coverage Plans: CMS issued an FAQ clarifying that catastrophic coverage plans must include coverage of COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment under the Essential Health Benefits. CMS will waive enforcement actions against any such plan which provides COVID-19 services before patients pay the plan’s deductible, and encourages plans and states to provide such pre-deductible coverage.
For COVID-19 information in multiple languages, visit Resources in 150+ Languages (Source: Endangered Language Project)