Dear Healthcare Colleagues:
The Kentucky Department for Public Health is announcing the next COVID-19 clinical/public health situation update webinar on Tuesday, February 16 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, and is providing some helpful resources (described below).
At the webinar, KDPH will offer up-to-date information on the outbreak and will cover several current topics of interest to healthcare providers and public health practitioners. Topics will include (but may not be limited to):
– COVID-19 Variant Strains
– Breakthrough Infection after Vaccination
– COVID-19 Reinfections
– Vaccination Situation Update
– Vaccine Adverse Reactions
– Vaccine Confidence
– Requests for genetic sequencing of specimens in Kentucky
Please register for COVID-19 Clinician and Public Health Update Webinar on Feb 16, 2021 11:30 AM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please note: After the webinar, all registrants will receive a link to a video archive of the presentation along with a copy of any slides so will be able to view at a later time if you are unable to attend.
A rigorous question and answer period will occur at the end of the presentation up until 1:00 pm.
FYI, I have attached a spreadsheet with local health department contact information for COVID-19 reporting and inquiries as requested on the last COVID-19 update webinar. Hopefully, this will assist in when having difficulty reporting cases or in need of additional information.
I have also attached two fliers for use with COVID-19 patients and those who have had close contact with them. These resources provide an additional tool to assist with prevention of COVID-19 disease transmission by helping people to know what to do if they are infected, and what to do if you are a close contact with a COVID-19-infected person.
We look forward offering this next update and to answering your questions. Thank you for all you are doing to protect the citizens of Kentucky!
COVID-19 LHD Inquiry and Reporting Contact List
What to do if you are a close contact to someone with COVID-19
What to do if you have COVID-19
Doug Thoroughman, PhD, MS
State Epidemiologist (Acting)
CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer
Kentucky Department for Public Health
275 E. Main St., HS 2GW-C
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: 502-564-3418 x4315