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 […]

Is it a cold? The flu? Covid-19?

Is it a cold? The flu? Covid-19?   There are differences in onset and symptoms between these illnesses. Common cold symptoms have a gradual or slow onset and generally include: runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat. Less common symptoms include: low-grade fever, and headache, fatigue, and muscle aches.   Flu Symptoms appear abruptly to include: fever/chills, dry cough, fatigue, headaches, muscle or body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat. Less common symptoms include: vomiting and diarrhea   Coronavirus COVID-19, on the other hand, can have a longer window between exposure and showing symptoms compared to the flu and […]

Free Narcan training Cumberland County on Oct 15th

Cumberland County Health Department is partnering with Cumberland Co EMT, KY ASAP, KY Pharmacists Association, and the Kentucky Department of Public Health to offer Free Naloxone training and Narcan kits. You must be at least 18 years old to receive a Narcan kit. Date: Thursday October 15th Time:  From 10 am to 5 pm Location:  Park Pavilion Area (229 Upper River St. Burkesville, KY). No appointment needed.

Free Naloxone education and Narcan kit 10.13.20 in Monticello

The Wayne County Health Department along with The Kentucky Department for Public Health and the Kentucky Pharmacist Association have teamed up to offer free naloxone education and Narcan® nasal kits. You must be 18 years or older to participate. The event will be held on Tuesday, October 13th from 11:30 AM to 5PM at 155 S. Main Street in Monticello. No appointment is required. #lcdhd

Halloween Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Kentucky Department of Public Health has released guidance on how to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be very important to use caution and plan ahead for Halloween activities. Always follow current state public health executive orders and any rules/regulations that have been established by your local community before making decisions about Halloween activities. Some communities may decide to cancel Halloween events. Make sure to check local sources before making plans. Please visit for guidance, incidence rate maps and other information. CDC guidance for holiday celebrations, including Halloween, can be found […]