Published on March 29, 2020

First case of Covid-19 in Boyle County

The first Boyle County resident has tested positive for Covid-19.  This person is an Ephraim McDowell Health Associate and is currently hospitalized.  Our Associate Health Department is actively working with our Infectious Disease team to track other Associates or patients this person may have come in contact with prior to experiencing symptoms.

We have also been informed that the first person in Washington County has tested positive for Covid-19.  There is no other information on this person at this time. 

Ephraim McDowell Health has taken specific steps for the protection of our patients and Associates.  No visitors are allowed at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital or Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital.  There are some exceptions such as births, passing patients, patient sitters and those who are power of attorney or health care surrogates for a patient.  

What if you have COVID-19 symptoms?

You can call (859) 936-8350 if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or if you have a fever, sore throat or breathing difficulties. A nurse answering the call will assess your symptoms and advise you of the steps you should follow.

That may include a visit to your primary care provider, a visit to your local Emergency Room or a visit to one of Ephraim McDowell’s three testing facilities.  The three testing facilities are the Hope Clinic (105 Daniel Drive, Danville), Ephraim McDowell Haggin Primary Care (470 Linden Avenue, Suite 5, Harrodsburg) and Immediate & Primary Care at Fort Logan Hospital (110 Metker Trail, Stanford).  Do not go to one of these testing facilities unless you are directed to by the Ephraim McDowell Call Center or an Ephraim McDowell health care provider.

For those with further questions about this illness, please call the Covid-19 Hotline at 1-800-722-5725, visit the Kentucky Covid-19 website at kycovid19.ky.gov or visit the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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