COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Community Update – October 21, 2020

Daviess County COVID-19 Case Summary 

Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths
1,932 1,674 11 137 29

*Data Courtesy – Green River District Health Department 

General Guidance 

Practice the three W’s: Wear a Mask, Wash Your Hands and Watch Your Distance.  Keep any gatherings small and outside to reduce the risk of transmission.  Watch the video (below) for guidance on wearing a cloth face covering.

Additional COVID-19 Guidance:

  • Stay home, avoid crowds and social distance
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Wear a cloth face covering when you have to go out in public
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
  • To avoid coughing into your hands, cough into your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer

If you are sick, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including but not limited to a fever, cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or feel you have a medical emergency, call your healthcare provider.

Adults over 60 and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness.

*Information from Green River District Health Department

COVID-19 Testing & Flu Shots 

The Green River District Health Department is offering free COVID-19 testing.  To schedule an appointment, visit https://healthdepartment.org/ and follow the COVID-19 testing prompts.  You must be pre-registered to be tested.

Flu shots can also be scheduled on the website or by calling the county health department for an appointment.

Additional Resources

To help answer the community’s questions about COVID-19, the Kentucky Department for Public Health has established a website with the latest guidance and information for Kentucky residents – www.kycovid19.ky.gov.

The public can also call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725.