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As of January 15, 2021, at 4:30 p.m., there have been
5,154 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Christian County. 
4,466 individuals have recovered.
619 cases remain active; 69 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
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COVID-19 Vaccine Update (1/14/21):
 
We are currently in phase 1a (healthcare workers) and have started to vaccinate those 70+ in phase 1b. Currently the Christian County Health Department has filled all of the available appointment slots. As we receive more vaccine, we will open up appointment slots for the following:
 
1) If you are a healthcare worker in the region and have not yet been vaccinated, please contact your local health department for information on how to sign up for your vaccination appointment.
2) If you are a Christian County resident, 70+ years of age and signed up to be on the 70+ waiting list before the list was closed, you can expect to receive a call, email, or text message informing you that it is time to schedule your appointment. You can either schedule your appointment yourself using the link provided in your email or text message, or you can call the Christian County Health Department for assistance.
If you are 70+ but did not sign up on the waiting list, we will open up appointment slots for you after we have served those who were on the waiting list.
3) We hope to be able to open up schedules for those in phase 1c by mid-March. Again, this all depends on vaccine availability.
Additional Items:
1) Appointment times will vary depending on weekly vaccine availability. Stay tuned to the CCHD Facebook page, website, and local media for vaccine and appointment availability.
2) CCHD Clinical services are temporarily limited while we focus on COVID-19 vaccinations. Please be patient as we continue to serve our community.
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 with or without symptoms. Testing will be offered Monday & Wednesday from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM at Tie Breaker Park (4400 Lafayette Rd).   You must be in line at 10:45 AM to guarantee testing at Tie Breaker Park and results are returned in 48 - 72 hours.   CCHD is no longer offering rapid testing on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
NOTE: CCHD will be closed and there will be no COVID-19 testing on Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)


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Eviction Moratorium Extended:
Gov. Beshear reminds Kentuckians that the CDC has extended its moratorium on evictions through Jan. 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.


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.

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:
11/19/20 Update:  City Offices Close to the Public To Help Curb Rising COVID Cases (PDF)


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. 

The rollback has been in place since Monday, Nov. 9 and will continue indefinitely.   
 
Open gym sessions, classes, events, rentals and gatherings at the Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex and Thomas Street Recreation Center will cease for at least one more week. With the guidance of the Christian County Health Department and local officials, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation will continue to evaluate these closures on a weekly basis.
 
The Sportsplex will still allow free walking from 8 a.m. to Noon each weekday, as well as socially-distanced batting cages for baseball, softball and golf. Call 270-985-1700 to make reservations for cages, which will be limited. Masks and face coverings will be required for all visitors at all times.
 
Additionally, the Sportsplex is altering its hours of operation; the facility will temporarily be open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Monday-Wednesday), 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Thursday-Friday), 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday) and closed Sunday.
 
Outdoor facilities, such as the Hopkinsville Greenway Rail Trail, Hopkinsville Skatepark, Hopkinsville Dog Park and Tie Breaker Athletic Park Walking Trail, will remain open as usual, with CCHD guidelines and recommendations remaining in place. Visit HoptownRec.com for addresses and information pertaining to outdoor parks.
 
Be sure to follow Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation (@HoptownParks) and Planters Bank-Jennie Stuart Health Sportsplex (@HopSportsplex) on social media for updates and further announcements.  If you have any questions, please call 270-887-4290 or visit www.HoptownRec.com.
 
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 hccpl.org/reopening-policies for the latest info.

 
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 www.the-bruce.com.  For more info or to book an event, call (270) 707-7000 or email dgustafson@the-bruce.com.

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 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.

Christian County Chamber Resources

Kentucky Chamber Resources

United States Chamber Resources


1-15-21 Mayor Lynch's COVID-19 Update and Christian County Health Department Staff Spotlight, featuring Account Clerk Crystal Denny


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