COVID-19 Vaccine, Patience is Needed

Lake Cumberland Citizens There is growing frustration and confusion about the COVID-19 vaccine availability. There is a misconception that Lake Cumberland providers have vaccine they are not giving. There is a misconception we are not willing to put in the time needed to give the vaccines. Below we will clarify the present situation and, taking all things into account, beg for your patience and understanding. Phase 1a (Our Present Situation) Phase 1a includes long-term care residents and staff, and medical staff. Not including the vaccine that is flowing through the federal contract with Walgreens and CVC for the long-term care […]

COVID-19 Phase Clarification

We are getting numerous questions about why different counties in the state are at different places with their COVID-19 vaccine administration response. For the moment, all counties are supposed to still be primarily focused on Phase 1a (medical staff, and nursing homes). However, since the Moderna vaccines come in shipments of 100 doses, in some occasions there may be some left-over vaccine from week to week where Phase 1a recipients can not be found. Every provider in every county is encouraged to use this surplus vaccine. So, in some instances, some counties will vaccinate a few folks in Phase 1b […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Alert

LCDHD is currently operating in Phase 1a of our COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan. This includes vaccines for healthcare workers and first responders. We are not pre-registering for future vaccination phases at this time, as vaccines are not readily available. Please follow the LCDHD website at and the LCDHD social media sites such as Facebook for details about future vaccine availability once additional vaccine is received. COVID-19 Vaccination Phases COVID-19 Vaccination Reference (Larger View) (Larger View)

Tested Positive for COVID-19? Close Contact?

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? If you receive a positive COVID-19 test result, please isolate yourself immediately. Do not wait on a call from the health department to isolate. It may be 24-48 hours after you receive your positive test result before you are contacted by our office. It is also important to make sure the testing location you had your test performed at has your correct phone number. Have you been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19? Due to the increase in cases in our district, you may not be contacted by our office if you […]

Wayne County Health and Recreation Promotion

Wayne County just concluded a health and recreation promotion which encouraged citizens to get out and visit health and recreation opportunties in their beautiful county. Though the promotion is over, we would still encourage folks to get out and get moving and visit these wonderful locations. You can find them here Health and Recreation Locations in Wayne County. The Winners Caleb Neal, winner of a pontoon rental donated by Conley Bottom.   Sarah Troxell, winner of a cash prize donated by Beaver Creek Resort   Heather Lewis, winner of a cash prize donated by Monticello Banking Company   Susan Dobbs,winner […]

Yard Sale Guidance for Healthy at Work Procedures

Social Distancing Requirements All individuals in the yard sale must be able to maintain six (6) feet of space from all people who are not member of their household. Yard sales should limit entry into their booth/area to a number that is still possible to maintain current social distancing requirements of six (6) feet. If a yard sale has reached capacity, it should permit a new customer entry only after a previous customer has left the premises on a one-to-one basis.  Yard sale booths should establish a safe means for customers to await entry, such as asking them to remain […]

Guidance for Places of Worship: Church Ruling and COVID-19

We are aware of the court’s ruling that churches can resume in-person meetings. It is our position that spiritual health is important and constitutionally protected. It is also our position that the health of our citizens is of great importance. We would discourage churches resuming services without taking aggressive public health protective precautions. Click here for Guidance for Places of Worship. Also, click here to see the Governor’s Revised Mass Gathering Executive Order. Don’t forget that we had a significant COVID-19 exposure in an area Lake Cumberland Church during the month of March. This resulted in 15 church-related confirmed COVID-19 […]

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department COVID-19 Departmental Operations Team

The Lake Cumberland District Health Department COVID-19 Departmental Operations Team consists of myself, Shawn D. Crabtree. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and nineteen years of experience working solely in public Health. I am the Incident Commander. A partial list of my team, who is currently working the COVID-19 situation fulltime, with whom I consult and work with daily, include: A Medical Director, Doctor Christine Weyman, who has 28 years of public health experience. A Medical Operations Chief, my Director of Nursing, Laura Woodrum, who has 17 years of public health […]