Community Update – January 20, 2021
Daviess County COVID-19 Case Summary (01/22/2021)
New Cases: 73
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*Data Courtesy – Green River District Health Department
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Green River District Health Department is continuing to vaccinate healthcare workers and first responders. Please visit healthdepartment.org to register your organization.
Owensboro Health is also administering the vaccine in Daviess County. For information and eligibility requirements, visit OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine or call 270-685-7100.
Note: Appointment scheduling is on hold until the health system receives more vaccine supply from the state.
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+
The goal is for everyone to be able to easily get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as large quantities of vaccine are available.
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.
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.
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.