A state of emergency has been declared effective immediately and until further notice for Daviess County, including the cities of Owensboro and Whitesville.
The declaration came from Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly, in consultation with Owensboro Mayor Tom Watson and Whitesville Mayor Patsy Mayfield.
The declaration does not keep people from leaving their home and does not inherently mean businesses must close. (Here’s what it really means.)
“I do hereby order and direct all Daviess County divisions and departments to coordinate and cooperate with Green River Health Department, and state and federal agencies to respond to the public health threat posed by COVID-19,” Mattingly’s declaration reads, in part. “… I shall exercise the authority granted to me through the issuance of executive orders and through use and direction of county personnel, services, and equipment, and additional acts necessary to the management of this emergency.”
The full declaration reads as follows:
The Owensboro Health coronavirus hotline is available 24/7 by calling 877-888-6647. Call the hotline before seeking in-person care. More information from OH can be found here.
For the latest information and data on COVID-19 in Kentucky visit kycovid19.ky.gov or dial the Kentucky state hotline at 800-722-5725.
For the latest health guidelines and resources from the CDC, visit their website here.