As of April 13, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., there have been
6,778 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Christian County.
6,474 individuals have recovered.
207 cases remain active; 97 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.
Due to new recommendations from the CDC and FDA, Christian County Health Department will pause administration of Johnson and Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, this includes our pop-up events in the community until further notice and guidance is given. We will be administering Moderna vaccine at Bruce Convention Center and our pop-events.
The Christian County Health Department continues to provide COVID-19 vaccines at the Bruce Convection Center (303 Conference Dr, Hopkinsville, KY 42240).
Due to an increase in vaccine supply, the Christian County Health Department has now opened up phase 3. We are now vaccinating ANYONE who is over the age of 18.
We are vaccinating BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. No walk-ins will be accepted. Appointments scheduled that do not meet phase criteria may be cancelled without notice. Prioritization is placed on age and health conditions. Moderna vaccines (1000) are received each week and appointments will be available based on vaccine supply. If you are an essential worker, please come prepared to provide proof of eligibility.
If you would like the vaccine and have not yet gotten an appointment please call 270-887-4160 or visit app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21662423&appointmentType=20060026. We are asking those in the community to help those 70 plus with making appointments.
- A resident of the Commonwealth of Kentucky able to demonstrate residency consistent with the requirements of KRS 186.010(12), or
- An individual providing healthcare services involving direct care to patients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Over the age of 18
**If you schedule an appointment and do not meet the criteria above, your appointment may be cancelled without notice.
Vaccine quantities vary, and scheduling is based on availability. The Christian County Health Department has created a website for the most up-to-date information on vaccine schedule availability https://cchdcovid-19updates.weebly.com/. Individuals can also call the health department for more information at 270-887-4160 ext. 640. We understand that many of our senior population, 70+, do not have internet access and can sometimes feel as though they are not getting the latest information. We ask that community members share this information with senior agencies, churches, and other organizations who might serve our senior population to ensure they have access to vaccine information.
For more vaccine info & to sign up for vaccine notifications from the state, visit vaccine.ky.gov.
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To help ease the pain and the expenses suffered by families of those lost to COVID-19, FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a COVID-19 funeral assistance program. The fund provides financial support for funeral expenses incurred due to COVID-19 related deaths. To apply or find out if you're eligible, please visit: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance
Eviction Moratorium Extended:
Gov. Beshear reminds Kentuckians that the CDC has extended its moratorium on evictions through March 31, 2021. The Governor renewed a previous executive order mandating that the CDC moratorium apply in Kentucky. The CDC order and the tenant declaration required by the CDC order and by the Governor’s order are available online.
Rent & Utility Relief Fund:
More Rent & Utility Assistance for Kentuckians will be available starting February 15, 2021. KY has newly available COVID-19 rent & utility relief! Starting February 15, you can apply for assistance, dating back to April 2020. For information or to apply, visit http://teamkyhherf.ky.gov
Utility Disconnection Moratorium:
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.
Hopkinsville Electric System (HES) Update Regarding Disconnects for Nonpayment
*Kentuckians can find additional assistance paying for utilities through the funds and organizations listed here.
Healthy at Work - Find phased approach plans to reopen the economy here.These Hopkinsville facilities have resumed some public operations.
City of Hopkinsville:
2/26/21 Update: City Offices Reopen to the Public Thanks to Steady Decline in COVID Cases (PDF)
Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex:
1/26/21 Sportsplex Update (PDF) - Call (270) 985-1700 for more information.
Parks & Recreation Facilities:
11/13/20 Update: For the second week in a row, the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department will limit activity at its indoor facilities, due to a steady local uptick in COVID-19 cases and Christian County's continued "red" status within Kentucky's Incidence Rate map.
Public Library: Visit hccpl.org/reopening-policies for the latest info.
Bruce Convention Center: Operations have been resumed. Complete reopening plans, on-site regulations, and details on available offerings may be found at www.the-bruce.com. For more info or to book an event, call (270) 707-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driver's Licenses: Kentuckians can renew or replace a driving or identity credential through their Circuit Court Clerk’s preferred mail-in (download a form here) or drop method. The order applies to Kentucky driver’s licenses, permits and state-issued identification cards that expired or will expire by June 30, 2021. If you have questions about court cases or jury duty, please email ChristianCoCircuitClerk@kycourts.net. If you have questions about drivers license, please email ChristianCoDriversLicense@kycourts.net. You may also call (270) 889-6539.
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.
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