COVID-19 aka CORONAVIRUS

This page is to share information regarding COVID-19 otherwise known as the Coronavirus.  All of our information comes from the CDC, the State of Kentucky, local health departments or other reputable medical organizations.

The main symptoms for COVID-19 are fever, cough, respiratory distress and possibly sore throat and diarrhea.  If you or a family member has these symptoms please contact the health department for advice and testing.  There is no specific medication for treatment of this virus as of yet.  If you or a family member has been out of the country and most specifically to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy, and Iran and you or a family member have a fever, cough and respiratory distress (trouble breathing) you contact the health department.  If you or your family has been in an area in the United States that has a high number of cases you may consider getting tested.   Please see their number below.

Please note:  We now have the ability to test for COVID-19.  If you would like to have your child tested please call our office to schedule testing.  Now that it is cold and flu season it may more difficult to determine the cause of an illness as they all have some similary symptoms.  We can test for the Flu, RSV and COVID-19.

You may also contact the State of Kentucky's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725 to find a location for testing.   Per Dr. Steven Stack with the Governor's Office you do not need a doctor's order to be tested (as of 7/9/2020). 

For the latest information from the State of Kentucky including the number of positive cases in our state click on the following link: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/dph/pages/covid19.aspx

For the latest information from the CDC (Center for Disease Control) on how to protect your family please click on the following link: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/home/index.html

The CDC's Fact sheet can be found at the following link:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

 

We cannot stress enough how important it is to wash your hands!!  This is the number one way to help prevent contracting or spreading the virus.  The same precautions you take for the flu should apply for this virus as well. 

An explanation of the Corona Virus for kids:

https://youtu.be/TtFFUshQ4i0

 

 

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