MEDIA ADVISORY: NKY HEALTH STATEMENT ON CHICKENPOX RULING

April 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Steve Divine
859-462-7090
steve.divine@nkyhealth.org

FLORENCE, Ky. — Today the Boone Circuit Court issued a decision upholding the Northern Kentucky District Health Department’s statutory charge to protect the health and welfare of the community.  We are pleased with the Court’s careful and thorough review of the evidence and legal issues posed in this case.  The Court’s ruling, which follows on the heels of the Northern Kentucky Health Department receiving national recognition through re-accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board, underscores the critical need for Public Health Departments to preserve the safety of the entire community, and in particular the safety of those members of our community who are most susceptible to the dire consequences when a serious, infectious disease such as varicella, is left unabated and uncontrolled.