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Lincoln Trail District Health Department provides Coronavirus update, says immediate risk is “low”

Updated: Mar 9


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 This situation is rapidly evolving. At this time, there are no known cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. However, local and state public health officials are actively monitoring and preparing in order to promptly respond to any potential cases should they occur. To date public health officials have monitored approximately 100 individuals, with only one requiring testing. None of these individuals resulted in a confirmed case nor were they within the Lincoln Trail District (Hardin, LaRue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington Counties).

 Lincoln Trail District Health Department is in constant contact with the Kentucky Department for Public Health (KYDPH) for any updates related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lincoln Trail District Health Department is committed to working with and passing this information onto local providers as well as the public.

 KYDPH regularly communicates with Kentucky’s physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants through several listservs. We also encourage visiting the Cabinet for Health and Family Services page at https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx for regular updates. Lincoln Trail District Health Department also posts health alerts for

the public as well as provider information on our webpage at www.ltdhd.org.

 The immediate health risk of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to the general public is low. State and local public health officials monitor and investigate communicable disease reports daily. Lincoln Trail District Health Department has established procedures to prevent, identify, investigate, contain, and reduce negative impacts associated with all communicable diseases.

 “Lincoln Trail District Health Department is committed to your health and safety and stands ready to respond to any threat to public health” stated Sara Jo Best, Public Health Director of Lincoln Trail District Health Department.


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