Public Information Brief 9.26.20 6:00 PM EDT

To help answer questions, the Kentucky Department of Public Health has created a toll-free hotline: COVID-19 Hotline (800) 722-5725 News Release Version Statewide Testing Positivity Rate: 4.48%. Deaths: We are happy to report no new deaths today. We have experienced a total of 69 deaths resulting in a 2.5% mortality rate among known cases. This compares with a 1.75% mortality rate at the state level, and a 2.89% morality rate at the national level. Hospitalizations: We presently have 10 cases in the hospital. This is 1 more than yesterday. The most hospitalizations we have had at any one time was […]

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 […]

Boil water advisory is Lifted for Pulaski County as of 8.8.20 at noon EST

Update:  Boil water advisory has been lifted for Pulaski County 8.8.20 at noon.   Boil water advisory is still in effect….8.5.20 at 5:00 PM. Please continue to boil water before drinking and cooking with it. #lcdhd Advisory caused by water main break at Ky. 914 and U.S. 27 intersection The City of Somerset issued a systemwide boil water advisory Aug. 4 until further notice. This includes all water districts in Pulaski County — Somerset Water Service, Southeastern Water, Western Pulaski Water, Science Hill Water and Eubank Water. When a water main break occurs, the potential exists for the water supply […]

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 […]

Boil Water Advisory for Pulaski

There is a system wide boil water advisory in affect for Somerset Water Service, Southeastern Water, Western Pulaski Water, Science Hill Water and Eubank Water.. Bring all water to a rolling boil for 3 minutes.  The water should NOT be used for drinking, making infant formula or juices, cooking, making ice, making coffee or tea, washing fruits or vegetables, or brushing teeth. For these purposes, boiled or bottled water should be used. If there are children in the home, place the pot on the back burner to avoid scalding. Boil only as much water in a pot as you can comfortably carry […]

Free Drive Thru COVID-19 Testing Pulaski FRIDAY 9AM to 1PM

Free COVID-19 testing Friday, July 17th from 9 AM to 1PM in the Pulaski County High School parking lot, 511 University Drive. Four hundred (400) tests will be available to be performed on Friday and cars will be asked to enter from University Drive and will exit onto Hwy 39. Anyone interested in being tested simply needs to show up between 9:00 and 1:00 on July 17th. No appointments are needed and there are no eligibility requirements to be met. When an individual arrives to be tested, they will remain in their vehicle for the duration of the test. A […]

Cluster of Positive COVID-19 Cases Identified in Somerset, Ky

Cluster of Positive Cases Identified in Somerset, Ky. The Lake Cumberland District Health Department is seeing an increase in cases in our 10-county area. Currently we have 180 active cases of COVID19 in our district with seven of those hospitalized. Of the 180 active cases, only 49 are asymptomatic. We are seeing outbreaks associated with long-term care facilities, factories, churches and travel. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion […]