ANDREA BROWN | Bourbon County Health Department
As of today, April 28th, Bourbon County Health Department has confirmation of a total of eight positive COVID 19 cases in Bourbon County. Last week was our largest increase to date with three positive confirmed cases in one week. With that, comes an increase in direct close contacts that we have to place on home monitoring that could potentially turn into a new positive case. This is the reason social distancing is still so very important. Please minimize your close contacts with ONLY home contacts. If you are still working out of the home, always maintain a six-foot distance between others if at all possible.
The good news to share is another of our positive cases has fully recovered and has been released off home isolation. This makes three that have fully recovered, four actives cases, and one deceased.
We are seeing an increase in positive cases because testing capacity is becoming more available in KY. This is great news so anyone who needs or wants tested can be tested. New closely located testing sites are below by appointment:
Kroger Health – Anyone is welcome
BCTC – 500 Newtown Pike – Lexington
April 27-May 1 – 8:30-5:30pm
Walgreens – *Symptomatic Only
2296 Executive Drive – Lexington
Beginning April 24th
7 days a week 9-5pm
It’s exciting to learn that KY is slowly moving towards phase 1 of the reopen KY plan with allowing healthcare facilities to reopen pending they meet all the required guidelines set by the Governor. To learn more about these plans, visit www.governor.ky.gov/news. If all goes well, we look forward to more industries opening up soon.
Additionally, by May 11th, everybody working any essential business that is reopening should be wearing a mask. Also, the Governor is highly recommending all Kentuckians to wear a mask when going grocery shopping, going into any place of business, or any place where social distancing of keeping at least six-feet apart might be broken. Obtaining a mask can be done with materials around your home and should not put stress on you if unable to purchase one. Please visit our website at www.bourboncohd.org for a “How To” on how to make a homemade mask along with other COVID 19 information include an accurate Bourbon County case count.
As always, please visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov to learn the most up-to-date information. If you are unable to find your answer on the website, please call the COVID 19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725. Stay healthy Bourbon County. We will get through this together!