Public Health Officials Confirm Boone County's First COVID-19 Case

Boone County Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore and Dr. Lynne Saddler, District Director of the Northern Kentucky Health Department have confirmed Boone County’s first identified case of COVID-19.

“Boone County and the Northern Kentucky Health Department have been preparing for this event.  It was not unexpected and we will continue to coordinate our efforts and assist in the multidisciplinary response to the novel coronavirus,” Judge/Executive Moore said.  “Boone County residents should know that we will be doing everything in our power to keep our community safe and prepared. We urge all residents to continue to take appropriate steps to protect their own health in accordance with Health Department guidelines. The Northern Kentucky Health Department and our Emergency Management team have my full support and I have total confidence in their ability to guide our community through this uneasy time.”

Judge/Executive Moore declared a state of emergency on March 13, 2020 in order to activate the County Emergency Operations Plan encouraging cooperation between all levels of government to ensure the County has the necessary resources to respond.

The public is encouraged to call the KentuckyCOVID-19 Hotline at 1 (800) 722-5725 and visit these websites for up to date information:kycovid19.ky.gov, www.nkyhealth.org and cdc.gov/coronavirus.