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As of April 7, 2022, at 3:30 p.m., there have been
17,161 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Christian County. 
16,960 individuals have recovered.
9 cases remain active; 192 have died.

VACCINE UPDATE* 
TOTAL Vaccine Doses: 35,535
Moderna 1st Dose: 15,012
Moderna 2nd Dose: 13,885
Moderna 3rd Dose: 312
Moderna Booster:  3,634

Pfizer 1st Dose: 481
Pfizer 2nd Dose: 512
Pfizer 3rd Dose: 119
Pfizer Booster: 98
Pfizer Pediatric (5-11) 1st Dose: 142
Pfizer Pediatric (5-11) 2nd Dose: 112

Johnson & Johnson: 1,105
Johnson & Johnson Booster: 123

* As administered by the CCHD as of January 19, 2022 


City of Hopkinsville Lifts COVID Restrictions:

City officials announced today that people entering the Hopkinsville Municipal Center or other city buildings will no longer be required to have temperature checks or wear facial coverings effective immediately.  Those who wish to continue wearing face coverings may do so at their discretion.  Individuals experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should not enter city buildings.  Rather, they are strongly encouraged to seek appropriate medical attention.  

For more information, click here.

Watch the Mayor's COVID-19 Video Updates


FREE At-Home COVID tests Available Now:
Order 4 free tests at covidtests.gov

COVID-19 Testing/Vaccine Update (3/8/22):

Due to the drastic decrease in demand for COVID-19 testing and vaccines, the Christian County Health Department is making changes to our COVID-19 testing and vaccine schedules. Starting Monday, March 14, 2022, CCHD’s drive-thru COVID-19 test site will be closed. CCHD will continue to work with community partners to monitor COVID-19 cases and will re-evaluate opening the test site as necessary.

Starting next week, COVID-19 vaccines will now be available at CCHD on Wednesdays for children ages 5-11 and on Thursdays for ages 12+. COVID-19 vaccines are available to walk-in appointments from 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM. Parent or guardian must be present for pediatric vaccines. All COVID-19 vaccines are now given on a walk-in basis – no appointment is needed.  You WILL NOT be charged any out of pocket expense for the vaccine.

CCHD will continue to focus on data entry and reporting COVID-19 cases while remaining available to answer questions as needed and continuing to provide the essential services of public health. We will continue to push our pertinent information and guidance, communicate with schools and local businesses, answer questions, and serve as a liaison to the community. If you have questions about COVID-19, visit www.christiancountyhd.com/covid-19, email us at christiancoepi@gmail.com, or call us at (270) 887-4160.

Pfizer & Moderna Booster:
•Must be 6 months after the completion of the initial vaccine series
 
Janssen Booster Guidance:
•The use of a single booster dose of the Janssen COVID-19 may be administered at least 2 months after completion of the single dose series
 
Heterologous (Mix & Match) Booster Guidance:
•The same product that was used for the primary series should be used for the booster
•If that is not available or another product is preferred, boosting with a single dose of any of the authorized COVID-19 vaccine boosters is acceptable
•Mix and match may be considered for the booster dose only
•Interval should follow the interval recommended by the primary series

Underlying Medical Conditions that have increased risk of severe COVID-19 infection:
•Cancer
•Chronic kidney disease
•Chronic lung disease (including COPD, asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, and pulmonary hypertension
•Dementia or other neurological conditions
•Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
•Down syndrome
•Heat conditions
•HIV infection
•Immunocompromised state
•Liver disease
•Overweight or obese
•Pregnancy or recently pregnant people
•Sickle cell disease of thalassemia
•Smoking, current or former
•Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
•Stroke or cerebrovascular disease
•Substance abuse disorders

We strongly encourage those of you in the community who have not yet been vaccinated to please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccine. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the health department. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

CCHD offers 3rd doses of the Moderna vaccine to those with the following immunocompromise conditions:
-Active treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies
-Receipt of solid-organ transplant and taking immunosuppressive therapy
-Receipt of CAR-T-cell or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 2 years of transplantation or taking immunosuppression therapy)
-Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (e.g., DiGeorge, Wiskott-Aldrich syndromes)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
-Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids (i.e., ≥20mg prednisone or equivalent per day), alkylating agents, antimetabolites, transplant-related immunosuppressive drugs, cancer chemotherapeutic agents classified as severely immunosuppressive, TNF blockers, and other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
If you meet this critera, 3rd dose vaccines can be administered 4 weeks (28 days) after the initial 2-dose Moderna vaccine series. Please not that we can ONLY give 3rd doses to those with the listed immunocompromised conditions listed as directed.
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Funeral Assistance:
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:

The CDC issued a new eviction moratorium for select areas through October 3, 2021, to continue to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Now is the perfect time to apply for eviction relief, so you will be covered after the moratorium expires. For more info & to apply, visit https://teamkyhherf.ky.gov

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.

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.    


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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