MEDIA ADVISORY: Four NKY Counties Declare States of Emergency for COVID-19 Response

March 13, 2020


Contact:    Laura Brinson
Public Health Impacts Administrator

Four NKY Counties Declare States of Emergency for COVID-19 Response

FLORENCE, Ky. — On March 13, 2020, Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant counties declared states of emergency to further prepare and respond to COVID-19.

“We are in full support of the decision of our elected officials to declare states of emergency. Declaring states of emergency opens our area to additional resources to support efforts to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in our region,” stated NKY Health’s District Director of Health, Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH.

Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, but the situation is rapidly evolving. NKY Health continues to work with partners to prepare and plan for the spread of COVID-19 in the community. This includes education and guidance to the general public and health care providers, as well as other sectors, including schools, first responders, social service agencies, homeless shelters and organizations that serve those at high risk of becoming very sick from COVID-19.

For more information, including resources on planning for COVID-19 and guidance for employers, please visit https://nkyhealth.org/individual-or-family/health-alerts/coronavirus/. Kentucky residents can also call the Commonwealth’s 24/7 COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-722-5725, or visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov.


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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.