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!
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