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MEDIA ADVISORY: 1,183 COVID-19 Cases in Northern Kentucky; Movie Theaters Reopening June 1

May 28, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

1,183 COVID-19 Cases in Northern Kentucky; Movie Theaters Reopening June 1

FLORENCE, Ky. — As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 19 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Northern Kentucky, for 1,183 total cases. There have been 547 cases in Kenton County, 159 cases in Campbell County, 435 cases in Boone County and 42 cases in Grant County. There have been 65 total deaths related to COVID-19. Five hundred ninety-two (592) individuals have recovered. For additional details on COVID-19 cases in Northern Kentucky, please visit https://bit.ly/2VP7f28.

Movie theaters are among the list of businesses set to reopen in Kentucky on June 1. According to District Director of Health, Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH, “As much as we would all like for things to return to normal, as long as COVID-19 continues to spread, things will not be normal. Each and every one of us needs to take preventative steps in all areas of our lives in order to prevent getting sick and prevent others from getting sick.” If you are thinking about going to movies soon, it is critical that you do the following to reduce the risk of COVID-19:

  • Do not go out if you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Movie theaters are limiting the number of patrons to 33% of occupational capacity of the facility. If a place looks crowded, leave and come back later.
  • Maintain six feet of distance from others at all times.
  • Wear a cloth face covering.
  • Some movie theaters may have additional practices in place, such as online-only ticket sales and assigned seating. Call ahead or go online before heading out.

Anyone experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, should contact their health care provider for guidance and further instructions. If you are tested for COVID-19, you will need to stay at home and away from others. If you are a resident of Northern Kentucky, and you test positive for COVID-19, you will need to remain at home away from others and will be contacted by NKY Health. NKY Health will determine if individuals with whom you have had close contact have been exposed to COVID-19, should monitor for symptoms, and stay at home. Learn how to prevent the spread of the virus in your home at https://bit.ly/3dBMfCO. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

NKY Health has been actively responding to the COVID-19 pandemic for months. We continue to provide guidance and collaborate with local officials, health care providers, first responders, schools, businesses, social service agencies, and others, as well as respond to a high volume of questions from the public. We are also coordinating the distribution of personal protective equipment provided by the Commonwealth to approved health care providers and first responders.

NKY Health continues to work with other response agencies and Northern Kentucky residents to take the actions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. For more information, visit our COVID-19 page at www.nkyhealth.org.

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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.