Judge/Executive Declares State of Emergency  in Response to Coronavirus


Judge/Executive Declares State of Emergency
in Response to Coronavirus

 

BURLINGTON, KY – Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore has declared a State of Emergency in order to activate the County Emergency Operations Plan and to encourage cooperation between all levels of government and public health officials to ensure a proactive and coordinated response to the coronavirus. While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Boone County at this time, this action enables the Emergency Management Team to have additional resources at their disposal. This emergency declaration is in concert with declarations made by Campbell, Kenton, and Grant Counties which comprise the Northern Kentucky Health District.

“Boone County has been closely monitoring the current situation and now is the appropriate time to act. We will continue to coordinate our efforts and assist in the multidisciplinary and regional response to the coronavirus,” Judge/Executive Moore said.  “Boone County residents should remain calm and be confident that County government will be doing everything within its power to keep the community safe and prepared. I urge everyone to continue to take appropriate steps to protect their own health in accordance with Northern Kentucky Health Department and CDC guidelines. The entire County organization and the Health Department have my full support and confidence.”

In consultation with local health department officials, the people of Boone County remain at low risk and citizens are encouraged to visit the Northern Kentucky Health Department website for more information at nkyhealth.org. Additional resources are available by calling the KentuckyCOVID-19 Hotline at 1 (800) 722-5725 and visiting the following websites: kycovid19.ky.gov and cdc.gov/coronavirus.