COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Posted on March 09, 2020

As you likely know, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is monitoring closely an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. The virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to spread worldwide.

With the first case of COVID-19 diagnosed in Kentucky and announced yesterday, it is important for residents and visitors to take steps to protect themselves and their families. Recently, the Northern Kentucky Health Department updated their "Plan Now" document on their website for people to learn how to prepare before cases occur more closely to home. This document can be found here .

Additionally, the Kentucky COVID-19 Hotline has been established for anyone in Kentucky to call and ask questions. The COVID-19 Hotline number is 1-800-722-5725 .

We urge you to stay currently informed on this matter, and take precautionary measures to protect yourself against contracting the Coronavirus. In order to assist you, here are some additional resources for your review.

World Health Organization

US Department of State

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky Health Alerts

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Human Services

Thank you.

Jill Cain Bailey, CAO
City of Fort Wright