This general guidance is intended as a tool to assist Northern Kentucky schools and local businesses when they have a COVID-19 case within their facility. These measures are based on the Kentucky Department for Public Health criteria to help protect students, faculty and workers once a COVID-19 has been confirmed within your establishment.
Reporting A Case
If you are a school or business, please use this form to report employees and/or students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19: https://redcap.research.cchmc.org/surveys/?s=W9H9KTR4PX
If you are a school, don’t forget this form must be completed in addition to the report you submit to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. Here is the link for more information on school reporting: https://chfs.ky.gov/agencies/
Please note that the numbers reported by the Kentucky Department for Public Health may not match numbers being reported locally. Local Health Departments only report lab-confirmed cases of KY residents. Schools should be reporting all cases in students and staff regardless of residence.
What To Do When You Have A COVID-19 Case
Updated 12/8/2020. General expectations if a student or employee is laboratory-confirmed with COVID-19.
View/download the PDF here.
Decision Tree and Contact Tracing for COVID-19
Updated 12/9/2020. Outlines decisions for individuals who are symptomatic and the steps for contact tracing.
View/download the PDF here.
Close Contact COVID-19 Exposure Information
UPDATED 2/12/2021. This letter should be provided to an identified close contact to an individual who is positive for COVID-19.
View/download the PDF documents below.
Patient Home Isolation Directions for COVID-19
UPDATED 2/16/2021. These instructions apply to individuals who have received a positive COVID-19 test result, are waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test, or have been told by their health care provider that they have COVID-19.
View/Download the PDF documents below.
Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Information
View the slides from presentations with school personnel on September 24 and October 2, 2020, that describes the case investigation, contact tracing process and reporting.
View/Download the presentation here.
UPDATED 2/25/2021. 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. These prevention measures are based on the Kentucky Department for Public Health criteria on the Governor’s Healthy at Work on-line portal to help protect workers and customers from COVID-19 transmission in your business.
The PDF is available for download here.
- For more information on COVID-19 guidelines for schools visit https://education.ky.
- For more information on school and youth sports, visit https://khsaa.org/
- For more information on the Department for Public Health Guidance and statewide data, visit https://govstatus.egov.
- For Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/