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Green River Health Dept. offers COVID-19 resources to businesses, people

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OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Green River District Health Department is working closely with the Kentucky Department for Public Health to keep the citizens of our Green River counties safe and informed concerning COVID-19. The GRDHD is committed to providing the information necessary to guide our communities to “flatten the curve” and reduce the spread of COVID -19.

In this trying time for both businesses and employees, in a news release, the GRDHD has provided resources for business and employers, cleaning and disinfection recommendations and official guidance from Governor Beshear.  Also included is Kentucky’s response to COVID-19 with the actions taken to date.

Contact the GRDHD if you have any questions or concerns. For more information, go to kycovid19.ky.gov. The COVID-19 Hotline is 800-722-5725.

Resources for Businesses and Employers

Kentucky’s Response to COVID-19

The health department offered this guidance for avoiding COVID-19:

  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick (fever, cough, sneeze, and difficulty breathing). To avoid close contact, stay at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid coughing into your hands, you can cough into your elbow.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

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