By Eugenia Jones
Despite a slight decrease recently in the number of new COVID-19 cases in Kentucky, the Commonwealth continued last week to have the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the nation. At the same time, McCreary County claimed the unenviable position of being the county or county equivalent with the highest rate of new COVID-19 cases in the nation.
McCreary County remains in the orange (medium spread) community level. As a result, officials advise those in McCreary County to: (1) stay up to date with vaccinations (2) consider wearing well-fitting masks in all indoor public settings including targeted mask use in schools and other indoor settings following exposures (3) stay home when sick (4) follow isolation and quarantine guidance, including getting tested if exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19 (5) limit indoor in-person gatherings and reduce size of gatherings; encourage social distancing (6) consider avoiding non-essential indoor public activities, and (7) talk to healthcare provider about preventative treatments.
For more information concerning COVID-19 in McCreary County and the Lake Cumberland District, please visit the Lake Cumberland District Health Department website.