Lexington: página de entrevistas COVID-19

Con el aumento abrumador de nuevos casos de COVID-19 en Lexington, necesitamos su ayuda para reportar información sobre su caso positivo de COVID-19. Lea las siguientes notas importantes y envíenos un correo electrónico a continuación para proporcionar su información.

Notas importantes

  • Si no es residente del condado de Fayette, comuníquese con el departamento de salud local de su condado de residencia.
  • No se comunique con nosotros a menos que haya recibido un resultado de laboratorio positivo de su proveedor u otro informe de laboratorio calificado.
  • Se requiere que el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Lexington-Fayette (LFCHD) tenga una copia del resultado positivo de la prueba COVID-19. Si LFCHD no ha recibido una notificación del resultado positivo de la prueba de COVID-19, nos comunicaremos con usted por teléfono o correo electrónico para notificarlo.
  • Si obtuvo un resultado positivo de la prueba COVID-19 de una prueba realizada en el hogar, el LFCHD no puede aceptar ese resultado. Si necesita una orden de aislamiento acordada, le recomendamos que tenga una prueba adicional de su proveedor u otro centro de pruebas calificado. Si ha dado positivo en la prueba de COVID-19, consulte este recurso para conocer las pautas a seguir: (enlace).
  • Tan pronto como proporcione su información de contacto y correo electrónico a LFCHD, estará aceptando que LFCHD le envíe por correo electrónico un enlace a una encuesta para completar relacionada con usted o la persona que es el tutor legal para el resultado de la prueba COVID-19
  • Solo envíe la información de contacto si usted es la persona que recibió el resultado positivo de la prueba COVID-19 o el tutor legal de la persona que recibió el resultado positivo.
  • Si más de una persona en el hogar ha recibido un resultado de laboratorio positivo, se deberá notificar al LFCHD de cada persona con información de contacto individual.

Información del contacto

Si cumple con los criterios anteriores, envíenos un correo electrónico a covidinterview@lfchd.org. Si no tiene acceso a internet, llame al 859-288-2445.

CDC Updates and Shortens Recommended Isolation and Quarantine Period for General Population

As of Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 the CDC has updated and shortened the recommended isolation and quarantine period for the general public.

The complete guidance update can be found on the CDC website. Learn more here: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

Additional guidance documents from the KY DPH can be found here:

COVID-19 Patient Guidance

Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19?

Clínica será SOLO para las edades de 5-11 años

Cuidadores, la mejor manera de mantener a su hijo protegido del COVID-19 es con una vacuna segura, efectiva y probada a fondo. Los efectos a largo plazo de un caso pediátrico de COVID pueden durar meses y ser graves; un brazo dolorido es el efecto secundario más común de la vacuna del COVID, la cualproporciona una protección duradera. ¡La mejor manera de proteger a su hijo contra el COVID-19, incluyendo la variante Delta, es vacunándolo!

Los niños de edades de 5 a 11 años pueden recibir la vacuna GRATUITA de Pfizer del COVID-19 en una clínica especial el miércoles 10 de noviembre de 3-6 p.m. en la Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. No se aceptarán personas sin cita. Un guardián legal DEBE estar presente en el momento de la inyección.

Regístrese aquí: https://tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=1D3AFC26BF2B7CFE9D363389BE305770&lang=sp

Debido a las diferencias en la dosis por la edad de este grupo, esta clínica será SOLO para las edades de 5-11 años.

Información de registro

  • Cada destinatario DEBE registrarse con anticipación.
  • La inscripción se cerrará cuando todas las citas estén llenas. Cada persona que asista a la clínica DEBE estar registrada con anticipación.
  • Se necesitará una segunda dosis en 21 días. Nos comunicaremos con usted más cerca de ese momento para programar la segunda dosis de la vacuna.
  • Gracias por su interés en vacunarse. Si necesita ayuda, llame a nuestro centro de llamadas al 859-899-2222.

Aprenda más sobre la vacuna en estas preguntas frecuentes (FAQ) de la Academia Americana de Pediatría: La Ciencia Detrás de las Vacunas del COVID-19 (articulo en inglés) www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/The-Science-Behind-the-COVID-19-Vaccine-Parent-FAQs.aspx.

Special Vaccination Clinic for Moderna Booster Only

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will provide the FREE Moderna COVID-19 booster at a special vaccination clinic 2-6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Please register in advance at (clinic is closed).

This is ONLY for the Moderna booster; first/second doses of Moderna will not be available, and we will not be providing other vaccines at this clinic. You must have received your second dose at least 6 months ago.

The following are eligible for the Moderna booster:

  • people ages 65 and older;
  • people ages 18-64 with underlying medical conditions putting them at high risk of severe COVID-19 (this includes diabetes and heart, kidney or lung disease; more information on who is considered at high risk can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html);
  • people ages 18 and older who live in long-term care or high-risk settings; and
  • people ages 18-64 who are likely to get exposed at work (examples include health care, education, restaurants, groceries and manufacturing).

Registration information

  • Each recipient MUST register in advance.
  • Only one person can register per account — everyone registering must enter a phone number or email.
  • Registration will close when all appointment slots are full. Every person who attends the clinic MUST be registered in advance.

Thank you for your interest in getting vaccinated. If you need assistance, please call our call center at 859-899-2222.

Moderna & Janssen (J&J) booster information coming soon

We are awaiting final guidance on booster doses of the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines. Complete information will be posted at www.lfchd.org and our Facebook page when available.

The Pfizer booster remains available by same-day appointment, 6 months after the 2nd dose, for the following:

  • people ages 65 and older;
  • people ages 18-64 with underlying medical conditions putting them at high risk of severe COVID-19 (this includes diabetes and heart, kidney or lung disease; more information on who is considered at high risk can be found at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/people-with-medical-conditions.html);
  • people ages 18 and older who live in long-term care or high-risk settings; and
  • people ages 18-64 who are likely to get exposed at work (examples include health care and education).

Anyone who needs a Pfizer booster or has yet to receive their first dose or second dose (or third dose for immunocompromised people) can call 859-288-2483 to schedule their same-day appointment. Our Public Health Clinic offers the Moderna and Janssen vaccines for ages 18 and older and the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older.

Health department to spray for mosquitoes Sept. 14

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes early on the morning of Sept. 14 in the 40505 and 40511 area codes after a bird in the area tested positive West Nile Virus. Spraying will be done between 3-6 a.m. Tuesday. For spraying to occur, the wind speed must be less than 10 mph, the temperature must be greater than 55 degrees F and there can be no rain or dense fog. The mosquito spray used by the health department only affects adult mosquitoes that are in the air at the time of spraying.

To learn more about LFCHD’s mosquito program, please visit: https://www.lfchd.org/fight-the-bite-eliminate-mosquitoes-this-summer/.

Special COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Sept. 11

NEW LOCATION: We are offering a special Saturday COVID-19 vaccination clinic! The free Pfizer vaccine will be available for ages 12 years and older 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road. Walk-ins accepted, or schedule https://tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=84E4CDB142E0C0D82A81C52A50163BC1.

En español

Ubicación Nueva: 12-4 p.m. sábado, 11 de septiembre, STEAM Academy, 1555 Georgetown Road . Puede programar una cita en https://tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=84E4CDB142E0C0D82A81C52A50163BC1&lang=sp. Se aceptarán pacientes sin cita.

COVID-19 vaccine opportunities

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is offering two COVID-19 vaccine opportunities this week! The vaccine is FREE and available for anyone ages 18 and older who lives or works in Lexington. Walk-ins are accepted!

Moderna vaccine

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Consolidated Baptist Church, 1625 Russell Cave Road. Walk-ins accepted, and appointments can be made at tiny.lfchd.org/l?eventKey=AC7164C399ECD46B7ACCBA98814CB690.
    • This link is not for anyone needing a second dose of the Moderna vaccine – the health department contacts you directly to schedule a second dose.

Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) clinic update

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic scheduled for Friday, April 16, has been CANCELED following the CDC and FDA review of the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine. Details about any future clinics will be shared when available. This does not affect anyone who is due to receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine from us.

More information about other vaccination opportunities are available at https://www.lexingtonky.gov/vaccines.

En español

La clínica de vacunación del COVID-19 programada para el viernes 16 de abril, ha sido cancelada tras la revisión de la vacuna de Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) por la CDC y FDA. Los detalles sobre las futuras clínicas se compartirán cuando estén disponibles. Esto no afecta a nadie que deba recibir su segunda dosis de la vacuna Moderna de parte nuestra.

LFHCD maintains national accreditation with Public Health Accreditation Board

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department today announced it has successfully completed a review process to maintain national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The nonprofit PHAB works to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, strong infrastructure, and innovation. In maintaining its accreditation status for another five years, LFHCD has demonstrated that it meets PHAB’s quality standards and measures and has the capacity to continue to evolve, improve and advance, thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of the residents of Lexington.

PHAB’s accreditation program, which receives support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, sets standards against which the nation’s governmental public health departments can continuously improve the quality of their services and performance.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by the Public Health Accreditation Board for achieving its national standards, demonstrating that the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department continues to set the bar high in our efforts to help Lexington be well,” said Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh. “The health department’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic further affirms our commitment to the health of all Lexington residents. Through the data we share, the policies we promote, and the services we provide, LFCHD shows the value we bring to the community each day.”

LFCHD achieved national initial accreditation status through PHAB on Feb. 17 after undergoing a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to ensure it met a set of quality standards and measures. Compliance Officer Katrina Howard oversaw LFCHD’s submission. Today’s announcement goes a step further by demonstrating that LFCHD has the capacity to become increasingly effective at improving the health of Lexington.

“We are extremely pleased to be at the point in the accreditation program where the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department, along with many others, are successfully maintaining their five-year accreditation status through PHAB,” said PHAB President and CEO Paul Kuehnert, DNP, RN, FAAN. “In so doing, these health departments are assuring their communities that the value of accreditation is long-term – not a one-time recognition – and that continual improvement is the hallmark of a 21st century organization.”

Often called the “backbone” of the public health system, public health departments are on the front lines of communities’ efforts to protect and promote health and prevent disease and injury. PHAB-accredited health departments demonstrate great leadership by placing their work for peer review, with the goal of using the feedback obtained during the process to improve the services they provide to their communities.