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KY COVID-19 Healthcare and Public Health Update: COVID-19 Clinician and Public Health Update Webinar on Feb 16, 2021 11:30 AM EST

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
Fax: 502-564-9626