kycovid19.ky.gov

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COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725

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 emails to KYcovid19@ky.gov.

Complete the following form to have your COVID-19 testing site/information provided to the public. Submit a Location


Kentucky Coronavirus Monitoring

Current as of May 26, 2020 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Total Tested 193,576 PCR: 174,864 - Serology: 18,712
Total Positive 8,951 Probable: 151 - Lab Confirmed: 8,800
Deaths 394 Probable: 1 - Lab Confirmed: 393
Recovered 3,115
Race of Cases Where Race Known (68.03% of total Known)
Race Percent
White 74.13%
Black or African American 14.61%
Asian 5.68%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.09%
Multiracial 5.40%
N.Hawaiian 0.09%
Ethnicity of Cases Where Ethnicity Known (70.86% of Total Known)
Race Percent
Hispanic 14.69%
Non-Hispanic 85.31%
Sex of Cases
Sex Percent
Male 47.50%
Female 49.60%
Unknown 2.89%

Note: Data includes cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH. Long Term Care and other Congregate Facilities Update


Kentucky county map showing which counties have the highest and lowest COVID-19 cases. Currently 8,426 cases.

Interactive Maps  

View Confirmed Cases, Cases by County, Cases by Sex, Cases by Age Group, Confirmed Deaths, Deaths by Sex and Deaths by Age Group.

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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.

Healthy at Work

Our phased approach to reopen Kentucky’s economy

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COVID-19 Related Actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear

Daily actions and executive orders taken by the Governor

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Team Kentucky Fund

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.

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Team Kentucky Fund Financial Assistance Application Portal

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

Contact Tracing Jobs

Team Kentucky is hiring for COVID-19 Contact Tracing related jobs. Team Kentucky has partnered with vendors across the state. 

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KYSAFER

Report observations of non-compliance with the restrictions on workplace and public gathering.

View Reporting Options

TeleHealth

Promoting, advocating and supporting telehealth adoption across the Commonwealth

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Donate PPE

Please complete the form below if you have any supplies to support Kentucky’s COVID-19 response. 

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Price Gouging

Information regarding possible price gouging, contact the Office of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Branch.



COVID-19 cell

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.


Resources

COVID-19 Related Actions taken by Gov. Andy Beshear

Daily actions and executive orders can be found here.

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.


Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

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

Protect Yourself and Your Family

Kentucky Department for Public Health wants you to protect yourself and your family. 

Prepare yourself, your family and your communityCDC Talking with children about coronavirus
Get your home readyResources for the home
Talking to Children about COVID-19: A Parent ResourceCaring for Someone at Home

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Kentucky Department for Public Health recognizes CDC recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting.

How to clean and disinfectGeneral household cleaning and disinfecting
After suspected or confirmed exposureDuring isolation of someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19

About COVID-19

How it spreadsSymptoms
Prevention and TreatmentStigma and COVID-19
What to do if you are sickFrequently asked questions

Latest Updates from the CDC

Cases in the U.S.Global locations with COVID-19
Risk assessment

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.

COVID-19 Health Tips, Mental health and relieving anxiety. 1, stay informed. 2, preserve daily routines. 3, Take a break. 4, Maintain a healthy diet, exercise and sleep. 5, take advantage of outdoor activities. 6, Do not isolate, connect with others through appropriate social distancing or virtual opportunities

CDC Mental Health and Coping during COVID-19

Parent/Caregiver Guide to helping families cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019

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.

How to file an unemployment insurance claim if you have lost a job or are sick due to COVID-19

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.

KY Medicaid COVID - 19 Information

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.

To see if you might be eligible for WIC, visit: WIC Screening Tool. If you think you might be eligible, contact your local health department for more information on enrolling. 

Medical Reserve Corps Recruitment

Become a volunteer- Learn More about Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Sign up to volunteer here.

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.

COVID-19 Case Reporting

Person Under Investigation (PUI) Case Reporting Instructions and Form

EPID 200 Kentucky Reportable Disease Form

Healthcare Providers and Lab (KDPH)

Learn More about Battelle CCDS services. Letter from Dr. Stack      Time Sensitive

KDPH PMIS Clinician Guidance New

Healthcare Final Phase Order 

Healthcare Phase II Order 

Healthcare Phase I Order 

Regional Non-Congregate Shelter Sites Fact Sheet

Non-Congregate Shelter Screening Process 

Non-Congregate Shelter Standards of Conduct Agreement

E-kit Order

COVID-19 PPE Request Fact Sheet Updated

Optimization of PPE  

CDC Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths 

Video Guidance for Certification of COVID-19 Deaths

Guidance for Healthcare Workers Returning to Work Updated

Rehabilitative Services and COVID-19  

Controlled Substance Prescribing (KBML)  

Elective Healthcare Services  

Guidance for Acute Healthcare Facilities in response to COVID-19 Updated

Guidance to Healthcare Providers regarding COVID-19 State Laboratory Testing 

COVID-19 Health Advisory Update and Clinical Guidance 

Guideline for Conservation of Respiratory Protection Resources 

KDPH Division of Laboratory Services

Long Term Care Guidance

Long Term Care Facilities Updates

COVID-19 PPE Request Fact Sheet

LTC Admissions and Transfers

Guidance for Long-term Care Facilities in response to COVID-19

Healthcare Providers and Laboratories

COVID-19: Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communication Access Recommendations for the Hospital 

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.

Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of COVID-19

Evaluating and Reporting Persons Under Investigation

Interim Infection Prevention and Control - Cases Confirmed or Under Investigation in Healthcare Settings

Interim Risk Assessment and Public Health Management - Travel-related or community transmission cases

COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Public Health Management Decision Making Flow Chart

Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Protective Equipment

Strategies for Optimizing Supply of N95 Respirators

Information for Laboratories

Interim U.S. Guidance for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Contact TracingA Confidential Public Health Resource

What is Contact Tracing?

Contact Tracing is a process used by the Kentucky Department for Public Health to help stop the spread of diseases like COVID-19.

GOAL: Stop the Spread and Save Lives

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Public Health workers reach out to individuals who have contracted COVID-19 to assess their situation and track any recent in-person contacts.

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Tracers reach out to identified contacts to provide instructions and connect them to local resources.

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By following instructions provided by the Tracer, contacts help stop the spreadof COVID-19 and save the lives of Kentuckians.

What if I am contacted?

Answer Contact Tracing calls

Report information clearly and completely

Work together with Public Health workers

Follow instructions provided


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Calm and Center Yourself First

Remain calm, cool, and collected to help create a positive situation for you and the caller

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Seek First To Understand Then To Be Understood

Be an active listener in order to understand what the caller needs; this will help you help the caller quickly and efficiently

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Validate How Someone Feels

Understanding someone’s circumstance can help relax callers and release tension on both sides of the phone

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Help People Find Options

The caller may not see all possibilities and it is easier for you to provide perspective

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Allow for Choice

People will choose what they feel is best, and someone else’s decisions are not a reflection of you or your work


Contact Tracing Resources

KDPH Updates

Dr. Stack on Reopening KY

Face Covering Tutorial

Information on Face Coverings UPDATED

COVID-19 Prevention Tips in ASL

ASL Mental Health

Updated on May 26th, 2020 05:45PM