For more information on Reopening Kentucky, please visit https://govstatus.egov.com/ky-healthy-at-work.
General Guidance for Plans to Reopen/Restart Businesses
This general guidance is intended as a tool to assist local businesses, industry groups and trade associations with their planning efforts to prepare for reopening/restarting. View the PDF file here.
Important Information about Reopening Buildings after Closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Buildings closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are advised to flush the water in the building’s pipes prior to reopening. When a building is closed for an extended period of time, the water in the building’s pipes become stagnant. Stagnant water in the pipes may lead to health concerns including the growth of bacteria such as Legionella. Legionella is a bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionnaire’s Disease is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection). Building owners are strongly urged to take the time to flush the water pipes in the building before reopening to help prevent more health issues. To flush your water system, flush both hot and cold water through all points of use (e.g., showers, sink faucets). The purpose of the flushing is to replace the stagnant water with fresh water. For more information on this topic and to learn the proper flushing technique, please go to the CDC’s website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/building-water-system.html
Flyers and Checklists
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance for Facilities
This guidance is based on the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s “COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidance
for Meatpacking Facilities;” however, many of the items apply to all facilities. View the PDF here.
COVID-19 in the Workplace
Good policies that promote a culture of health can prevent the spread of different types of illnesses in the workplace, including COVID-19, translating into a healthy and productive workforce.
COVID-19 and Homeless Service Settings
Information on COVID-19 relating to homeless service settings.
COVID-19 Executive Order – Restaurants and Bars
In order to contain and limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Gov. Beshear issued an executive order restricting food and beverage sales to carry-out, delivery and drive-thru only. The full order outlining the specific steps restaurants and bars should take regarding closure can be viewed here.
Posters for Essential Businesses
Public-facing businesses that remain open are required to post these signs at all entrances.
COVID-19 Guidance for Public Workers and Trade Workers
Public workers and contractors working in the trade industries need to take steps to protect their health for themselves, but also so they can continue performing essential services in the community. View the PDF document here.
Food Service Establishment Protocols for COVID-19 Case
This document provides guidance for foodservice establishments with food employees that are positive for COVID-19, or presumed positive because the employee is showing symptoms of COVID-19. Some symptoms of COVID-19 include coughing, fever (100.4°F and above) and shortness of breath. View the PDF document here.
COVID-19 Hotel/Motel Cleaning Recommendations for Prevention
This guidance provides recommendations and precautions for hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the PDF document here.
COVID-19 Sample Office Sign
It is important to practice proper hand hygiene after using shared equipment. View the PDF document here.
Guidance for Homeowners Associations During COVID-19
View the PDF document here.
CDC Guidance for Essential Critical Workers and Employers of Workers Exposed to COVID-19
View the PDF document here.
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
To view a list of businesses that can help you acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), please visit the NKY Chamber of Commerce website.
- CDC information and coverage: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
- Information for specific groups: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/index.html