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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.

Please send an email to

If you are a lab providing COVID-19 services, please complete this form

Labs providing COVID-19 services in KY 

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.

Kentucky Coronavirus Monitoring

Current as of August 12, 2020 

Total Positive 36,945 Probable: 2,530 - Confirmed: 34,415
Deaths 790 Probable: 5 - Confirmed: 785
Total Tested 717,370 PCR: 672,245 - Serology: 44,569 - Antigen: 556
Positivity Rate* 5.62
Recovered 8,893

*Based on a 7-day rolling average. Timing of reporting overall lab results versus positives, repeat testing of individuals, duplicate entries and lack of reporting by some labs, make the data imprecise and more appropriate or useful for trending. Learn more about how KDPH determines the positivity rate.  

Note: Data includes cases of COVID-19 reported to KDPH.

KY COVID-19 Case Classification 

Kentucky county map showing which counties have the highest and lowest COVID-19 cases. Currently 24,540 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 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.

Travel Advisory

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On July 20, 2020 the Kentucky Department for Public Health 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.

  • Texas 24.23%
  • Florida 17.17%
  • Idaho 16.60%
  • Alabama 16.53%
  • Mississippi 15.01%
  • Nevada 14.98%
  • South Carolina 14.21%
  • Arizona 12.47%
  • Kansas 11.49%

Data provided by Johns Hopkins.

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.



Promoting, advocating and supporting telehealth adoption across the Commonwealth

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Report observations of non-compliance with rules that keep our fellow Kentuckians safe. 1-833-KYSAFER

View Reporting Options

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

Face Coverings FAQs

View a list of frequently asked questions about Governor Beshear’s Executive Order related to face coverings.

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Price Gouging

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

Report Online 888-432-9257

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.

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

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


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. 

Guidance for Release from Isolation/Return to Work (PDF)Updated

COVID-19 Childcare Center FAQ's New

COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Meatpacking Facilities (Release Date: April 28, 2020)

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. 

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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 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.

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

Covid Testing Reporting Facilities New

Clinical Commercial Lab Covid Guidance New

COVID-19 Testing Services Contract

Blanket Test Order July 9, 2020 

Lab Services Form To be completed by labs offering COVID-19 services. 

Guidance for Release from Isolation/Return to Work Updated

Healthcare Final Phase Order 

Healthcare Phase II Order 

Healthcare Phase I Order 

E-kit Order

COVID-19 PPE Request Fact Sheet 

Optimization of PPE  

CDC Guidance for Certifying COVID-19 Deaths 

Video Guidance for Certification of COVID-19 Deaths

Rehabilitative Services and COVID-19  

Controlled Substance Prescribing (KBML)  

Elective Healthcare Services  

Guidance for Acute Healthcare Facilities in response to COVID-19 

COVID-19 Health Advisory Update and Clinical Guidance 

Guideline for Conservation of Respiratory Protection Resources 

KDPH Division of Laboratory Services

Long Term Care Guidance

Covid-19 Surveillance Testing for Long-Term Care Facility Staff and Residents New

Long Term Care Facilities Updates

COVID-19 PPE Request Fact Sheet

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)

KDPH Updates

Face Covering Tutorial

Information on Face Coverings UPDATED

COVID-19 Prevention Tips in ASL

ASL Mental Health

Updated on August 12th, 2020 05:45PM