The Bourbon County Health Department (BCHD) received confirmation that four Bourbon County residents have tested positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). These are the confirmed cases in Bourbon County as of March 30, 2020.
The Health Department’s Regional Epidemiologist and Epidemiology Rapid Response Team are working very hard with the positive cases and close contacts and have implemented the required isolation processes. “Our main goal is to keep Bourbon County healthy. During this time, we must all follow the Executive Orders that Governor Beshear has implemented,” said Andrea Brown, Bourbon County Public Health Director.
The Governor has placed additional Executive Orders for all non-life sustaining businesses to close to in person traffic and restricts almost all out of state travel except for essential reasons. Copies of those orders can be found online at www.kycovid19.ky.gov.
“To slow the spread of this virus, we must social distance ourselves from others,” said Brown, “We can do this! The sooner we all follow the guidance, the sooner we can return to our normal lives. Stay Healthy at Home Bourbon County.”
Follow these prevention strategies to help reduce the spread of COVID 19:
- Follow the Executive Orders executed by Governor Andy Beshear to maintain good social distancing practices.
- Contact your health care provided by phone before going in to be seen.
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow, not with your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wear a face mask only if you are sick; face masks are not recommended for healthy people.
- If you are 60 years old or older and/or have diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, kidney failure or other chronic major medical conditions, we recommend you avoid densely populated community events.
Additionally, individuals experiencing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath should distance themselves from others. Before visiting a health care provider or health center, individuals with these symptoms are encouraged to call their health care provider or use a virtual method to get expert advice.
Many people have been displacing from their work. There are recourses to help individual and business owners through this difficult time. Please visit www.sba.gov for more information.
Please visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov or www.bourboncohd.org for the latest COVID-19 updates as well as information on how to protect and prepare yourself and others. Call the COVID 19 Public Hotline at 1-800-722-5725 for questions or concerns.