COVID-19 Information

Daviess County COVID-19 Case Summary – April 8, 2021

New Cases: 8

Confirmed Cases Recovered Cases Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths
10,003 9,076 1 353 175

*Data Courtesy – Green River District Health Department 

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Owensboro Health

The hospital has vaccine available to anyone over the age of 16, including those with high risk conditions and essential workers. Make an appointment online at OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine or call 270-685-7100.

Green River District Health Department 

As of April 5th, Kentucky COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is expanded to include Phases 1, 2 & 3.  Anyone 16 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine, while those 18 and older are eligible for the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson.

Visit https://healthdepartment.org/ to be placed on a waiting list for the vaccine, or call your local county health department.

Additional Vaccination Sites in Daviess County

Get vaccinated at a location near you – VaccineFinder.org 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information 

Kentucky COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard and Information

Criteria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1A and 1B:

  • Healthcare workers and first responders who live or work in Kentucky
  • People who come into contact with infectious material (such as funeral home employees, janitors, etc.)
  • Kentuckians age 70+

Criteria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 1C:

  • Anyone age 50 or older
  • Anyone age 16 or older with CDC highest risk conditions
  • All essential workers

Criteria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 2:

  • Anyone age 40 or older

Criteria to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Phase 3:

  • Anyone age 16 or older

Vaccine Phases Update

The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available.

Kentucky residents can visit vaccine.ky.gov to determine which phase they are in, find a vaccine location, and sign-up for update notifications.

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions

The COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 can answer questions.  Also, visit the state website – kycovid19.ky.gov – for more information on the distribution of the vaccine. 

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.

Resource: Q&A with Dr. Francis DuFrayne – Owensboro Health


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