Recommendations for All Social Gatherings (including Church Services), General Suggestions and COVID-19 Testing Information

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Lake Cumberland District Citizens,

In following with Governor Andy Beshears’ and the Commissioner of Public Health’s recommendation, Lake Cumberland District Health Department (LCDHD) strongly recommends no social gatherings such as church services, funerals, weddings, etcetera for the foreseeable future.

We now have at least one confirmed case in the Lake Cumberland District with more confirmed cases fully expected. In several instances across the state, the virus has been transmitted specifically during church services.

Our citizens are our best asset in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you will observe social distancing, wash your hands correctly and often, cough into your elbow or a napkin, stay home if you’re sick, and other commonsense measures, we can mitigate (better control and lessen the impact of) this virus. If our citizens ignore this guidance, more people will be exposed and get sick from this virus. If too many people are sick at once, our local medical infrastructure will be overwhelmed and everyone who needs care, will not be able to get it.

Many people are concerned about testing. There is an extremely limited number of test kits in our area, the state, and the nation. If you feel you need to be tested, call your local provider in advance to confirm they have test-kits available and are testing. Allow them to screen you over the phone before you present to their facility to ensure you are a candidate for testing. Follow any instructions they give you. We know a lot of people will be upset at the lack of available testing. Some things are beyond our control. Our medical community must preserve their test kits for only those deemed most appropriate for testing.

Some tips for things you can do, Be Prepared.

Also, stay up-to-date at our COVID-19 Website.

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