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What you need to know about COVID-19

Covid-19, Sars CoV2, is a novel (new) corona virus that is believed to have jumped from the animal kingdom to humans in 2019. Some people are at greater risk of serious illness because of underlying health conditions and age.  Such people include those aged 65 and older, people with chronic kidney disease, COPD, type 2 diabetes, sickle cell disease, immunocompromised, obesity with BMI of 30 or higher, and those with serious heart conditions such as heart failure, coronary artery disease and cardiomyopathies. Even so, COVID-19 can have a significant affect on the young and healthy including severe consequences in some cases. So, learn what you can do right now, even if you are not at greater risk of serious illness.

As communities around the country begin to open, we are witnessing the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. But we are also seeing the consequences of unvaccinated persons carrying and transmitting the virus even to vaccinated persons.  We are all eager to see loved ones, travel, visit local businesses, and safely get kids back in school this fall. Communities with low vaccination rates are at highest risk for outbreaks of COVID infections. With new and potentially dangerous strains, such as the Delta variant, it’s more important than ever for eligible adults and children to get vaccinated. 

Need to get your vaccine? Contact your local health center to schedule an appointment today!

Where can I get a vaccine?

Vaccine is readily available at many locations throughout the Commonwealth.

How do I prevent and prepare?

The best way to prevent illness is to get vaccinated. You should also avoid others who are ill or exposing others if you are ill.

What if I have been exposed?

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19, you can get tested at a testing site near you.

What should I do if I am sick?

Prevent spreading the disease to others by taking basic precautions and learn about new treatments that are now available.


For up to date information on COVID-19 in Three Rivers Communities, please visit our COVID-19 Dashboard: 

For Kentucky COVID-19 info please visit the Commonwealths website at: https://govstatus.egov.com/kycovid19

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