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Hopkinsville-Christian County Human Rights Commission

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Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission Office Procedures During COVID-19

Hopkinsville, KY (March 16, 2020) - As of today, Monday, March 16, 2020 the City of Hopkinsville is restricting access to the Municipal Building located at 715 S. Virginia Street in an effort to implement precautionary steps for the health and safety of our community. Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission is located on the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building.

As a result of the City’s response, the Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission office will be closed to the public starting March 16 until March 30.

Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission will be handling discrimination inquires by phone at 270-887-4010 or by email at If you reach our voicemail, please leave a message with your name and phone number so that we can call you back to arrange a phone appointment. If you prefer to send an email please include information about your situation in your email.

Special resources are available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and can be accessed by the links below.

Governor Andy Beshear has provided a hotline number to call should you have questions regarding COVID-19, please call 1-800-722-5725 or visit

Guidance for Kentucky Residents:

Social Distancing Recommendations:

Remember we must stand in solidarity with our most vulnerable neighbors and extend compassion to each other, as our public officials seek to mitigate and reduce the negative impact of COVID-19. Please understand that no amount of fear can excuse prejudice, discrimination and xenophobia against people of Asian and/or any other descent. Let’s show love and compassion as we support each other during this global health emergency.

Idalia Luna
Executive Director
Hopkinsville Human Rights Commission

Download the 3-16-20 Press Release: Human Rights Commission Office Procedures During COVID-19 (PDF)

Mission Statement: The Commission seeks to unify our community by promoting diversity in order to improve the future of our youth and to enhance economic advancement for all.

Purpose Statement: The Commission endeavors to promote and secure mutual understanding and respect among all economic, social, religious, ethnic, racial, gender, and age groups; to act as conciliator in controversies involving intergroup and interracial relations; and to improve the future of our youth. The Commission shall cooperate with federal, state, and local agencies to develop harmonious relationships. The Commission will also enlist the support of community leaders, civic, religious, labor, industrial, and commercial groups dedicated to the improvement of such relations and elimination of discriminatory practices.

Idalia Luna
Executive Director
           Raychel Bailey
Raychel Bailey
Executive Assistant

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