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Coronavirus Response

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As of October 24, 2020, at 4:45 p.m., there have been
1,871 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Christian County. 
1,559 individuals have recovered; 29 have died.

KY Statewide Mask Mandate Still in Effect:
KY Governor Andy Beshear has issued an executive order requiring that Kentuckians in public must wear a mask.

To read the executive order and exemptions, click here.

Utility Disconnection Moratorium Ending:

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is ending its moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment for the utilities it regulates on Oct. 20. To ensure there are protections when that begins, the Governor signed an executive order that ends the statewide moratorium on disconnections for nonpayment on Nov. 6, but takes additional steps to help Kentuckians.

The executive order designates $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for the Healthy at Home Utility Relief Fund, which will provide relief for Kentuckians at risk of natural gas, water, wastewater or electric service disconnection.

The order will also require utilities to create a payment plan for residential customers that runs no less than six months. It will continue to waive late fees on utility bills for residential customers through Dec. 31, 2020.

*Kentuckians can find additional assistance paying for utilities through the funds and organizations listed here.

Halloween COVID-19 Guidance

Healthy at Work - Find phased approach plans to reopen the economy here.    The City of Hopkinsville's Reopening Plan may be found HERE.

These Hopkinsville facilities have resumed some public operations.

Bruce Convention Center: Operations have been resumed at 33% capacity.  Complete reopening plans, on-site regulations, and details on available offerings may be found at  For more info or to book an event, call (270) 707-7000 or email

Driver's Licenses:
 Circuit court clerks statewide resumed providing limited driver's license services June 1. Individuals with a driver’s license, permit or ID card that expired or was lost between March 1-June 30, 2020, who wish to obtain a renewal or reissuance must apply through a remote application process and obtain new credentials issued through an in-person visit to the Justice Center.  Additional details are avilable here.  If you have questions about court cases or jury duty, please email  If you have questions about drivers license, please email  You may also call (270) 889-6539.

Parks & Recreation Facilities:  If you have any questions, please call 270-887-4290, check out updates on the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page, or visit

Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex:  Call (270) 985-1700 for more information.

Thomas Street Recreation Center:  Call (270) 887-4290 for more details. 

Public Library: Visit for the latest info.

In light of the national emergency declaration due to the virus, local officials have taken a number of precautionary measures.     

Free COVID-19 Testing

The Christian County Health Department (partnered with the Kentucky Department of Public Health) is now offering FREE COVID-19 testing for ANYONE who wants to be tested. Testing will be offered Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Tie Breaker Park (4400 Lafayette Rd).

Restaurant & Business Support

Don't forget to support local restaurants and other businesses with pick up orders, by purchasing gift certificates, or leaving positive Yelp reviews.  Here's a list of downtown restaurant and beverage establishments as well as others around town.  These restaurants are offer takeout options.

Click HERE or on a link below for information on Small Business Administration loans, Unemployment Insurance, and other benefit program resources.

Christian County Chamber Resources

Kentucky Chamber Resources

United States Chamber Resources

10-23-20 Mayor Lynch's COVID-19 Update and Christian County Health Department Staff Spotlight, featuring RN Morgan Meachem

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