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Coronavirus Response

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As of November 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., there have been
10,896 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in Christian County. 
10,565 individuals have recovered.
195 cases remain active; 136 have died.

VACCINE UPDATE* 
TOTAL Vaccine Doses: 32,284
Moderna 1st Dose: 14,857
Moderna 2nd Dose: 13,739
Moderna 3rd Dose: 270
Moderna Booster: 1,495

Pfizer 1st Dose: 358
Pfizer 2nd Dose: 374
Pfizer 3rd Dose: 108
Pfizer Booster: 44
Pfizer Pediatric (5-11): 26

Johnson & Johnson: 993
Johnson & Johnson Booster: 20

* As administered by the CCHD as of November 16, 2021 


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


COVID-19 Vaccine/Booster Update (11/17/21):

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We encourage individuals to make an appointment for their booster shot to avoid long wait times and keep an even flow of traffic. To make an appointment, click https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21662423

COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Christian County Health Department on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:45 AM – 4:15 PM. Walk ins will also be accepted.

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

The health department now offers Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson every Tuesday and Thursday. Walk-ins welcome. 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.

Starting Tuesday, August 24, CCHD will be offering 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.


Christian County Health Department will be administering COVID19 vaccines to anyone 18 years or older at the Christian County Health Department on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:45-12:00 & 1:00-4:00.  You WILL NOT be charged any out of pocket expense for the vaccine.

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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. 

Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021, due to a high demand and rising cases, CCHD is offering drive thru testing at the Christian County Health Department on Monday - Thursday from 7:45 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 2:30 PM. No appointment is necessary for testing. We are offering PCR testing and results will be returned in around 48 - 72 hours. When entering from Canton, please follow signage to the backside of the building for COVID-19 testing. Please do not enter the lobby of CCHD for COVID-19 testing.


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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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