COVID-19 Information

Daviess County COVID-19 Case Summary

New Cases: 13

Confirmed Cases Current Incidence Rate Current Hospitalizations Ever Hospitalized Deaths % Vaccinated
10,700 5.066 5 359 189 41.33

*Data Courtesy – Green River District Health Department 

Reporting Time Frame: June 11 – June 14

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Owensboro Health

Vaccines are now available for those ages 12 and up at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital.  Make an appointment online at OwensboroHealth.org/Vaccine or call 270-685-7100.

Green River District Health Department 

Anyone 12 and older may receive the Pfizer vaccine, while those 18 and older are eligible for the Moderna vaccine. Visit https://healthdepartment.org/ to schedule or call the county health department.

Additional Vaccination Sites in Daviess County

Get vaccinated at a location near you – Vaccines.gov

General Guidance 

A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated.  Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business, and workplace guidance.

Fully vaccinated people can refrain from testing following a known exposure unless they are residents or employees of a correctional or detention facility or a homeless shelter.

For additional guidance, click here.

The health department wants to reinforce this guidance with the community:

  • Avoid crowds and social distance, if you are not fully vaccinated.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (fever, cough, sneeze, and difficulty breathing).
  • To avoid close contact, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Wear a mask when you have to go out in public if you are not fully vaccinated.
  • 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, you can cough into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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 health care 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. Those individuals should be extra vigilant and stay home.

To help answer the community’s questions about COVID-19, the Kentucky Department for Public health has set up 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 800-722-5725.

*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.