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COMMUNITY COVID-19 INFORMATION


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This page is made possible through support from the

CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE FUND

a joint effort of United Way of the Bluegrass and Blue Grass Community Foundation

Blue Grass Community Foundation

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DO NOT SEEK CARE IN-PERSON FOR COVID-19

If you have symptoms:

• Call your doctor or medical provider first for instructions.

• OR call Lexington-Fayette County Health Department hotline 1-859-899-2222 (Daily from 8am-4pm; Interpreters available.)

• OR call the Kentucky COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-722-5725. Interpreters available.

If you have a medical emergency, call 911.


COVID-19 is an emerging disease and the health department is staying up-to-date on the latest information.


TIPS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19:

• Stay home.  The virus spreads person-to-person.

• Wash your hands often.  Use soap and water.   Wash after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

• Keep a 6-foot distance between yourself and other people.  Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

• If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.  If you don’t have tissue, cough into the elbow of your sleeve.

• Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects frequently using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.


WHEN TO SEEK CARE

If you are worried or have questions:

• Stay home.

• Call the Lexington Fayette-County Health Department hotline: 859-899-2222 (8am to 4pm daily; ask for interpreter)

• Call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline: 800-722-5725 (ask for interpreter)

• Going to a hospital or doctor when you are not sick overwhelms the medical staff.  Call first.

If you think you have symptoms:

• Stay home

• Do not seek care in-person.

• Call your medical provider, OR

• Call the Lexington Fayette-County Health Department hotline: 859-899-2222 (8am to 4pm daily; ask for interpreter), OR

• Call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline: 800-722-5725 (ask for interpreter)

If you are sick and have a medical emergency:

• Call 911 (for emergencies that require immediate attention)

• Call your doctor or health provider

• Seek medical treatment from your doctor or a hospital


TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

• Stay informed from reliable sources, such as the health department.

• Stick to your daily routine as much as possible

• Limit social media and news to avoid over-exposure

• Do not isolate.  Communicate with others regularly from a safe distance.

• Participate in outdoor activities.  Keep a safe distance from others.

• Eat a healthy diet.  Exercise regularly.  Get enough sleep.


IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME IS SICK

•  Keep the ill person in a separate room from others in the household
•  If caring for a sick household member, follow recommended precautions and monitor your own health
•  Keep surfaces disinfected
•  Avoid sharing personal items
• If you become sick, stay in contact with others by phone or email
•  Stay informed about the local outbreak situation
•  Take care of the emotional health of your household members, including yourself


SOME SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

Note: symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure

• Fever
• Cough
• Shortness of breath

If you think you have symptoms:

• Stay home

• Do not seek care in-person.

• Call your medical provider, OR

• Call the Lexington Fayette-County Health Department hotline: 859-899-2222 (8am to 4pm daily; ask for interpreter), OR

• Call the Kentucky COVID-19 hotline: 800-722-5725 (ask for interpreter)

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

• Trouble breathing

• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest

• Confusion or inability to wake up

• Blue lips or face

• Other extreme or life threatening symptoms

  • Order 2020-246:
  • Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers
    • Automobile Dealers: NO*
    • *Car dealers may provide repair, parts, and service, but showrooms must close
    • Other Motor Vehicle Dealers: NO
    • Automotive Parts, Repair, Accessories, and Tire Stores: YES
    • Auto, Truck, and Van Rental: YES

  • Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores: NO

  • Electronics and Appliance Stores: NO

  • Building Material and Garden Equipment and Supplies Dealers: YES

  • Banks, Credit Unions, Check Cashing, Wire Transfer, and Other Financial Services: YES

  • Food and Beverage Stores
    • Grocery Stores: YES
    • Supermarkets: YES
    • Specialty Food Stores: YES
    • Meat Markets: YES
    • Fish and Seafood Markets: YES
    • Fruit and Vegetable Markets: YES
    • Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores: YES

  • Health and Personal Care Stores
    • Pharmacies and Drug Stores: YES
    • Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies, and Perfume Stores: NO
    • Optical Goods Stores: NO
    • Other Health and Personal Care Stores: NO
    • Gasoline Stations and Convenience Stores: YES

  • Clothing and Clothing Accessories Stores
    • Clothing Stores: NO
    • Shoe Stores: NO
    • Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores: NO

  • Sporting Goods, Hobby, Musical Instrument, and Book Stores: NO

  • General Merchandise Stores
    • Department Stores: NO
    • General Merchandise Stores, including Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters: YES

  • Miscellaneous Store Retailers
    • Florists: NO
    • Office Supplies, Stationery, and Gift Stores: NO
    • Used Merchandise Stores: NO
    • Pet and Pet Supplies Stores: YES
    • All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers: NO

  • Order 2020-215
  • Restaurants
    • Carry-Out: YES
    • Delivery: YES
    • Drive-Thru: YES
    • Dine-In: NO
    • Employees & Customers must stay six feet away from each other

      HELP FOR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

      Small business owners are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

      For more information, click here.

FOOD BOXES

Families in Fayette County should call (859) 259-2308, and those beyond Fayette should visit godspantry.org/help to find the closest site. Eligibility is based on current income and household size.  Food boxes feed an average family for a week.


BUS BITES

Boxed meals will be available for children at a total of 115 bus stops and 18 school locations throughout our community. ANY child may eat at ANY site in the district. The bus stops and designated school sites can feed ALL age levels between 0 and 18. No pre‐orders are required. For a complete list of bus stops, click here.


MEAL SERVICE AT SCHOOLS

Meals are available for pick-up at several schools from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This is a walk-up service, so children should come to the front of the school between
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Students must be present to claim their meals.

Meals will be available at the front entrance of the following schools:
Elementary:
• Arlington
• Booker T. Washington
• Breckinridge
• Cardinal Valley
• Glendover
• James Lane Allen
• Julius Marks
• Lansdowne
• Mary Todd
• Meadowthorpe
• The Academy for Leadership at Millcreek, Northern, Southern, Squires and William Wells Brown.
Middle:
• LTMS and Winburn
Bryan Station High School
Tates Creek Campus


FOOD PANTRY + HOT MEALS
Community Action Center at 1902 Cambridge Dr, Lexington, KY 40504
Food pantry open daily (9am to 7pm)- ID Required
Hot meals three times a day- No ID Required


OPERATION COMPASSION: FAYETTE COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE

Wellness checks for loved ones who may be shut-in.

Can help pick up medications, groceries, essential supplies.

CALL 859-252-1771

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

Who may apply?

Kentuckians who were laid off or whose hours were cut because of COVID-19 may apply for benefits. Those who are quarantined are also eligible.

What do I need to apply?

• Social security number

• Your contact information including address

• Names, addresses, and phone numbers of previous employers

Visit kcc.ky.gov to apply.

The website schedule is Monday – Friday 7am-7pm, Sunday 10am-9pm.

Because of demand, you should apply on the day indicated by the first letter of your last name:

• Sunday: A to D

• Monday: E to H

• Tuesday: I to L

• Wednesday: M to P

• Thursday: Q to U

• Friday: V to Z, or if you missed your day.


MEDICAID

• Call the Kentucky Healthcare customer service line at 855-459-6328

• Contact an assister on the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange website at healthbenefitexchange.ky.gov


PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

• Visit the Benefind website at benefind.ky.gov

• DCBS call center at 855-306-8959


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Commerce Lexington Job Bank

Kroger

Amazon

University of Kentucky


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